Keeping Athletes in the Game

Mr Wuf from NCSU gets a check upUNC REX Healthcare is proud to serve as the official health care provider for some of the region’s best athletes.

Our support of local athletes extends far beyond the field, ice, and court. UNC REX also supports our partners in promoting healthy habits among fans and in raising cancer awareness in the community.

NC State Wolfpack

For over ten years, UNC REX Healthcare has partnered with NC State Athletics to provide on-site medical care during men and women’s basketball, men’s baseball, gymnastics and football events.

For increased safety, UNC REX has provided four automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to Carter-Finley stadium.

Hoops 4 Hope

Hoops 4 Hope is more than a basketball game, it’s a chance to raise community awareness for Breast Cancer.

UNC REX is a proud sponsor of the annual Hoops 4 Hope game which, in addition to Breast Cancer awareness, raises money for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.

Carolina Hurricanes

UNC REX is proud to be the official health care provider of the Carolina Hurricanes.

In addition to providing excellent care to the team, UNC REX works with Head Athletic Trainer/Strength and Conditioning Coach Pete Friesen to provide Health Tips to encourage fans to live healthy and active lives.

Hockey Fights Cancer Night

The Hockey Fights Cancer program was formed by the National Hockey League (NHL) and National Hockey League Players’ Association to raise money and awareness for cancer research.

Through the Hockey Fights Cancer initiative, the NHL's US and Canadian charitable foundations and NHL supporters and fans have donated more than $14 million to support national and local cancer research institutions, children's hospitals, player charities and local cancer organizations.

UNC REX Healthcare is proud to partner with the Carolina Hurricanes for the annual Hockey Fights Cancer night at the PNC Arena.

Canes Playroom at UNC REX Hospital

The Canes Playroom at UNC REX Hospital was introduced in February 2009 when the Hurricanes and UNC REX Healthcare teamed up to provide a relaxing, therapeutic environment for children at UNC REX.

The playroom is located on the seventh floor of the hospital and is filled with tools for rehab, daily play and educational learning.