The Pinky Swear Foundation: A dad’s promise to his son to continue to help kids with cancer.

There are tickets available for the 5th Annual Orange & Blue Gala—See below for event details.


The Pinky Swear Foundation was selected as the Outstanding Non-Profit September 2019. We’ll give you a brief introduction to this tremendous organization here, and you can read more about who they are, how you can help, met some of their All-Star children, and learned how we can volunteer by clicking on these links. We hope you continue to follow their mission and their events in the future. —EH Stafford, Managing Editor



A Pinky Swear to Do More

“Dad, promise me that you will keep helping kids with cancer. Pinky swear promise me.”
—Mitch Chepokas


Nine-year-old Mitch Chepokas was dying of bone cancer when he and his dad made this seemingly simple promise. Mitch had overheard a family on his hospital floor talking about how they would not have enough money for Christmas presents that year. With his dad’s help, Mitch decided to take all the money out of his bank account and gave it anonymously to families on his hospital floor. When he asked if they could do it again the next year, his dad told him he probably would not be alive for the next Christmas. Mitch made his dad pinky swear promise him that he would continue to help families who have children with cancer.


Kids continuing to honor Mitch by pinky swearing to help kids with cancer.

Pinky Swear 5th Annual Orange and Blue Gala

An Evening of Sunrise

February 1, 2020

Historic Langtree Plantation

554 Langtree Road, Mooresville


Time:  6:30 pm – 11:30 pm


Individual Tickets – $150
Table of 10 Guests – $1,500


We invite you to join us for the 5th Annual Orange & Blue Gala, celebrating and honoring the original pinky swear promise to help families with a child battling cancer.

This unforgettable evening will include fine dining and drinks, a silent and live auction, raffles and musical entertainment. Proceeds will further the Pinky Swear Foundation mission to support kids with cancer and their families when they need it most – right now.

– Variety of food stations, wine and beer included
– Complimentary signature cocktail
– Attire: Cocktail orange and blue
– Musical Entertainment: Blue Monday

Individual Tickets – $150
Table of 10 Guests – $1,500

Event sponsorship opportunities are also available. Please contact North Carolina Area Director, Sue Ratcliff, for more details at

As an event guest and/or sponsor, you will be helping Pinky Swear Foundation support more families with a child battling cancer in North Carolina and beyond. You will be making a difference.