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2017 Charlotte Rail Trail

$135
Amount Donated
8
Donations
$250
Campaign Goal
48 Days
Time Left
54%
Progress Towards Goal
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Charlotte’s Rail Trail will be a vibrant public park that winds through the very heart of our city, where the unexpected can be found around every bend. The 3.3 mile trail will connect communities and knit together neighborhoods from Sedgefield, Southside Park, Brookhill, Dilworth, Wilmore, and South End to Uptown, but it will belong to everyone in the Queen City.


The Rail Trail will become the place to discover cafés and bars, explore galleries, see artists at work, stumble upon an impromptu concert, stroll with your family, or relax on a bench and watch the city come alive around you.


The walkway alongside the Blue Line already exists, but it could be so much more. With the help of passionate supporters, today’s trail will be transformed into a network of gardens, public art, unique spaces and activities, and an endless string of places to sit, eat and play. The hardest part of building a park—acquiring the land—is already done and a foundation has been laid. Let’s turn it into something extraordinary.


The Charlotte Rail Trail, is a recipient of one of 55 grants awarded by ArtPlace America (ArtPlace) for 2014 to support creative placemaking across the country. The $412,000 grant will support the development and execution of public art along the proposed trail.

2017 Purple Promise

$210
Amount Donated
15
Donations
$500
Campaign Goal
48 Days
Time Left
42%
Progress Towards Goal
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The Purple Promise Foundation to End Melanoma was founded in April of 2008 in memory of Jessica Hodgkins Dovi who lost her life to melanoma cancer at the age of 30.

In addition to raising awareness of the disease and how to prevent it, the foundation seeks to recognize and benefit melanoma cancer researchers and all others working to cure melanoma cancer or support patients and caregivers, and to lead efforts to find better treatments and a cure for melanoma.

For more information on the foundation and melanoma itself visit www.purplepromise.org.