SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals will hold a ceremonial groundbreaking on its building expansion on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 9:30 a.m, and the public is invited to attend. The expansion will add a new wing to the existing house on Old Mason Farm Road, nearly doubling the total number of rooms from 40 to 75.
SECU Family House is a safe, nurturing, affordable home for patients and their loved ones who travel great distances to UNC Hospitals for lifesaving procedures and serious illnesses. Since opening in early 2008, the home and its hundreds of local volunteers have served more than 22,000 families from all 100 North Carolina counties, 42 other states and 7 foreign countries. More than 2,300 families each year find lodging, meals, supportive programs, transportation and a caring support network at Family House.
Officials from the Town of Chapel Hill, SECU and UNC Hospitals are expected to attend. Groundbreaking attendees can park nearby at the NC Botanical Gardens and the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill.