2010 Cornerstone Article

The following article was published in the Fall/Winter 2010 edition of Cornerstone Magazine – the quarterly print publication produced by the Virginia Hospital Center Foundation. At the bottom of this page is a full PDF version of the Cornerstone magazine issue featuring our article, as well. Thanks to the VHC Foundation for spreading the word about our fantastic 2010 fundraising year and, of course, thanks to all of YOU who made that year the success it was!

Christopher Carter Foundation


In Memory and Partnership with Virginia Hospital Center Foundation


On March 24, 2009, Christopher Carter passed away at the Virginia Hospital Center due to complications from a diabetic condition he did not know he had. He was 33 years old. Chris left behind a universe of friends and family members that were left grieving and feeling confused at the way tragedy struck so suddenly. As a way to help cope with the loss, a few of his closest compatriots bonded together earlier this year to form a charitable organization known as The Christopher Carter Foundation (CCF). Given the preventable way Chris died, the foundation’s Board of Directors established a mission of being dedicated to promoting the prevention, early detection and active management of diabetes.


The main way CCF aims to make a difference is through a partnership with the Virginia Hospital Center (VHC) Foundation. The Christopher Carter Memorial Fund was established to support diabetes education, prevention and treatment.  All of CCF’s efforts are dedicated towards raising money for this fund.


With a first-year goal of raising $10,000 into the fund, CCF established a schedule of fundraising activities that included a charity bowling night, a memorial golf tournament and personal pleas for donations from friends, family members and co-workers. Because of the exceptional generosity of the network of CCF friends and colleagues, three activities have succeeded in generating over $30,000 into the fund in one year alone!


The Christopher Carter Foundation is looking forward to an even stronger 2011, with plans already in the works for an Arlington-based 5K Run/Walk next spring, and much more. The group is extremely proud to be partnered with the Virginia Hospital Center Foundation, and cannot wait to see how the money raised will help to prevent and treat diabetes in the local community.


To make a donation to the Christopher Carter Foundation, please visit www.christophercarterfoundation.org


Kevin Harris,
Apr 24, 2012, 7:18 AM