Wells McRae Cain lived a very short life due to congenital heart defects. His impact on children and families like his own, however, is broad and deep.
When Aaron and Natalie Cain were at Duke Children’s Hospital with their infant son, their friends back home in Cumberland County organized a golf tournament to raise money to assist with the family’s growing medical bills.
Led by a committed group of friends and neighbors, the first event successfully engaged the greater Cumberland County community in the mission of supporting the family of a seriously ill child.
After young Wells’ death, the Cains and their friends wanted to extend the community’s engagement in this mission – only this time Aaron and Natalie wanted to help the House that had helped them while they were at Duke with their newborn baby.
Thus began the Wells McRae Cain Memorial Golf Tournament.
Each spring the event, now celebrating its 11th year, honors the life of Wells. On average, the event raises more than $35,000 each year for RMH. The group has sponsored the room where they stayed each year. In addition, they have raised funds to endow the room and for challenge gifts to the broader RMH community. This year’s proceeds will purchase new dining-room furniture for the Durham House.
We love this community with such a tremendous, giving heart!