Save the date for The Frye Foundation’s night “to Remember”

Mar. 02, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

The Frye Foundation and the Dennis Wicker Civic Center will host An Affair to Remember to Benefit Diabetes and Mental Illness on Saturday, May 24 from 6:30 p.m.-midnight.

The night will include dinner, live music and a silent auction.

The featured guest will be Dwayne Ballen. Ballen is an author and television anchor and reporter who’s career has led him to Raleigh’s WTVD, Fox, CBS, ESPN and the Golf Channel. Ballen authored “Journey with Julian,” published last year, about raising his son Julian who was diagnosed with autism at age 4.

The Frye Foundation sponsors children with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, from ages 8-17, in North and South Carolina and allows them to attend summer camps. The nonprofit organization assists and educates people of all ages and their families about diabetes and mental illnesses. The foundation also raises money for research and scholarships for students interested in studying and researching related fields.

The Frye Foundation was founded three years ago by Curtis and Wilma Frye.

Curtis Frye is a graduate of Union Pines High School and is one of the nation’s best track and field coaches, now in his 18th year at the University of South Carolina where he’s led more than 60 NCAA champions, more than 435 NCAA All-Americans and has coached U.S. Olympic and U.S. Paralympic athletes.

His father passed away due to diabetes which led Frye to beginning the foundation.

This year’s goal through An Affair to Remember is to sponsor all kids in Lee and Moore counties who want to go to camp.

Registration for the night is $40 per person. To register, please go to www.thefryefoundation.org or email Wilma Frye at wf5@bellsouth.net or Gail Horton at bgj44@aol.com.