Trellis Kentucky Derby Party – A Good Time for an Even Better Cause

If you’re a tried-and-true fan of the Kentucky Derby, a budding race enthusiast or looking to welcome spring in southern style while giving back to the best cause ever, there’s a meaningful experience for you right here in Winston-Salem.

Sponsored by the Trellis Supportive Care Leadership Council, the Kentucky Derby Party fundraiser is a blend of fun and fellowship with 100% of the evening’s proceeds supporting Hospice patients in need. 

This year’s festive event will be held on Saturday, May 4th at The Atrium at Wake Forest Biotech Place. The event will celebrate the 12th anniversary of the Derby Party and 12 years of the Leadership Council’s amazing support. This group of young professionals has helped support the Hospice mission with their dedication to philanthropy and to the community.

Consider this your perfect opportunity to support the wonderful work of Trellis Supportive Care and show off your personal Derby style with a favorite hat or fashionable bow tie – the brighter the better! Let your true southern side shine through!

Yes, there will be a live stream of the Kentucky Derby race, live music, Derby-themed heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine and no shortage of signature mint juleps. You’ll also get caught up in the excitement of the traditional silent auction with exceptional donated items from individuals, businesses and other local organizations.

VIP Admission is $150 – from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and includes early access of 30 minutes to the party (including food and bars), an exclusive raffle, experience vouchers and a commemorative Kentucky Derby Julep Cup. The $75 regular admission hours are from 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Trellis Supportive Care is North Carolina’s original nonprofit Hospice and palliative care provider and has been serving the North Carolina Piedmont area with kind and compassionate care for more than 40 years. Their efforts support patients and family members with comfort, dignity and peace of mind when it matters most. Besides vital medical needs, this care also enhances the emotional and spiritual wellbeing of all involved. In addition to in-home care, Trellis also provides services to nursing home residents, assisted living communities, group and rest homes, and at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. Counseling and bereavement services are also freely available to anyone in our community coping with a loss.

“I have seen the impact that Trellis has in the community first-hand, through numerous members of my family with end-of-life care, as well as many other services and therapies. Being able to support and raise money to continue to improve the lives of countless families and individuals has always been important to me. The Derby is always a fun event to celebrate and a great way to ensure that others can continue to have the same experience my family has had.”

~ Richard Stockton, Leadership Council Member

For more than four decades, Trellis has been a stalwart provider of high-quality Hospice and palliative care, offering support to our community members in their most vulnerable moments – while never imposing financial burden. As a member of the Leadership Council, I am proud to be a part of this group that orchestrates this event, a platform dedicated to raising both funds and awareness for the remarkable contributions Trellis provides to our community.”  

~ Michael Swinson, Leadership Council Member

Trellis Supportive Care serves 13 counties from four offices located in Winston-Salem, Mocksville, Walnut Cove and Salisbury. Please contact the office nearest you to learn more about programs, services or volunteering. 

For your tickets to this incredibly special event on May 4th or for more information, call 336.331.1323 or visit where you can also learn more about the Hospice mission.


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