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Cheers! to Brenner Children's

Cheers celebration

Mark your calendar for the 15th Annual Cheers! to Brenner Children’s to be held on Friday, November 22, 2019 at The Millennium Center in downtown Winston-Salem. We are excited to have Catherine and Matthew Hornaday and Jean and Phil Waugh chairing this year’s event.

Last year, Cheers! raised over $130,000 for the campaign to build a new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Brenner Children's. We are pleased to announce that funds raised this year, will continue to benefit our new NICU! 

Cheers! will again feature the Battle of the White Coats Cooking Competition, delicious food from area restaurants and caterers, wine, beer and spirits, and an exciting live auction with trips and dining experiences. Check back for the announcement of this year’s Battle of the White Coats contestants!

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We are thrilled to have Pastry Chef, Jordan Pilarski, of Food Network fame joining us again at the event this year! Adding to his Food Network 2017 Spring Baking Championship win, Jordan has since won the 2018 Holiday Baking Championship and served as a judge on the 2018 Christmas Cookie Challenge. After his appearance at Cheers! 2018, Jordan relocated from the Ritz Carlton, Amelia Island to the Ritz Carlton, Santa Barbara.


 Click here for Recipes from the 2018 Battle of the White Coats as well as favorites from Chef John Fleer, Pastry Chef Jordan Pilarski and Dr. Joey Skelton!


Cheers women celebrating

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors!

Grand Reserve Sponsors

Sommelier Sponsors
Marzano Capital Group
Tina S. Merhoff & Associates Pediatric Dentistry

Connoisseur Sponsors
Pinnacle Financial Partners
Rodgers Builders
Shugart Enterprises, LLC

Enthusiast Sponsors
Bayada Pediatrics
Salem Smiles
Trust Company of the South

Culinary Sponsors
Crouch Joslyn PLLC
DARRAN Furniture
HKS Hardware
The Phoenix Agency of NC
Surry Chemical
TW Garner Food Company

Special thanks to our Cheers! 2019 committee members!

Catherine and Matthew Hornaday, Co-chairs
Jean and Phil Waugh, Co-chairs

Mimi Bennett
Suzy Brown
Susan Conger
Hunter Douglas
Elizabeth Frost
Susan Gilmore
Anne Gooden
Elizabeth Hollan
Stewart Holmes
Lauren Jackson
Angie Koonin
Megan and Tom Lawson
Elizabeth Marley
Rebecca McNeely
Jason Neves
Margaret Pike
Jessie Quick
Meghann Robinson
Penny Rothrock
Christie Sheppard
Margaret Townsend
Shannon Wilson

For information on becoming a sponsor, attending or volunteering at the event please contact Angela Carleton at 336-716-3908 or






      • Cheers!
      • Angela Carleton



      • Additional Information

        Mailing Address:
        Brenner Children's Hospital
        Office of Philanthropy
        PO Box 571021
        Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1021