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Put old event stories from 2011-2012 in this folder.

Celebrating and Donating

by Mary Ruth last modified Mar 07, 2011 04:13 PM

Shula's New Year's Eve Party in Black & White Rings in 2011 by Making UNC Lineberger's First Gift of the Year

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Putting for a Purpose


Annual Golf Tournament Benefits UNC Lineberger

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Annual Concert Provides Entertainment and Esophageal Cancer Awareness

Annual Concert Provides Entertainment and Esophageal Cancer Awareness

by Mary Ruth last modified Apr 06, 2011 11:39 AM

The Second Annual Bobby F. Garrett Esophageal Cancer Benefit Concert was held on Saturday, December 4 at St. Matthew A.M.E. Church in Raleigh.

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$1000 per mile boosts cancer research and treatment

by Mary Ruth last modified Apr 21, 2011 11:36 AM

Race raises more than $10,500 for UNC Lineberger

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Million Dollar Evening Had by All

by Mary Ruth last modified May 05, 2011 12:08 PM

UNC Lineberger’s Beach Ball hit the million dollar mark this year! This annual event provides support for cancer treatment, prevention and research in the community.

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A close shave at the St. Baldrick’s event

by Mary Ruth last modified Jun 03, 2011 03:32 PM

Pediatric patients, parents, friends and family gathered in Chapel Hill for the St. Baldrick’s event at the Crunkleton on Saturday afternoon, May 21.

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Sole Sisters participate in Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® for the eleventh year running

by Mary Ruth last modified Jun 15, 2011 10:52 AM

For the 11th year running, the Sole Sisters Program took to the streets at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® in Raleigh, inspiring women and cancer survivors to get active and raising more than $12,000 for breast cancer research.

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Walk this way: local group reaches last stretch of journey across Spain

by Mary Ruth last modified Jul 15, 2011 11:59 AM

It's official! The group has less than 100 miles to walk before arriving at Santiago.

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Remembering a bright light, shining light on ovarian cancer awareness

by Mary Ruth last modified Nov 08, 2012 03:52 PM

When Emily Bright was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at the age of 23, she decided to get off the couch and started running. Never much of an athlete before, she eventually built up the strength to run not one, but two, half marathons!

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Hikers Say Hello to Home

Hikers Say Hello to Home

by Mary Ruth last modified Aug 01, 2011 01:50 PM

From Pamplona to Portomarin, from Sarria to Santiago, from Fromista to Fisterra, a group from Chapel Hill covered a lot of ground this summer, literally.

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Raising a Racket for a Reason

Charlotte Hunt, a 15-year-old rising sophomore at Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia, organized her third Serve for the Cure tennis tournament in August of this year, raising $4,500 to benefit UNC Lineberger.

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Teal Tea Party Promotes Awareness, Supports Research

Lydia's Legacy held a Teal Tea Party on September 11, 2011 - an afternoon of friendship and entertainment to raise awareness about gynecologic cancers and to remember Dr. Lydia Greene Ross.

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Quicken Loans Carrier Classic Tickets Raise $45,000 for UNC Lineberger

Alumni Mortgage and Quicken Loans’ generous donation of two sets of tickets – plus a surprise donation of an additional pair by Coach Roy Williams, will send three sets of die-hard Tar Heel fans to San Diego to experience the 2011 Quicken Loans Carrier Classic on November 11, 2011.

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Event honors Durhams, raises money to name a consultation room in their honor

Woody and Jean Durham were honored on October 13 in Chapel Hill for their volunteer service to UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at a dinner called “A Toast to Woody.”

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Golf Tournament Raises $50,000 for UNC Lineberger

A charity golf tournament raised $50,000 to establish a patient assistance fund for patients and families being treated for leukemia and lymphoma at UNC Lineberger. The September 23rd event, held at the North Shore Country Club in Sneads Ferry, was organized in memory of Sean Williams, the son of Colonel Mike and Debbie Williams of Hubert. Sean died from leukemia on February 15, 2007, at the age of 24.

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Fast Break Against Cancer raises more than $210,000 for cancer research and treatment

Coach Roy Williams’ 7th annual Fast Break Against Cancer raised more than $210,000 for cancer research and treatment at UNC Lineberger and in our community.

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Get Heeled 5k raises $75,000 with fitness and family fun

The Pink Pacers, a Chapel Hill-based group founded to give back to the local community, promoting healthy living and fighting cancer partnered with O2 Fitness to sponsor the 2011 Get Heeled 5k and family fun walk.

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Team from UNC participates in Light the Night

UNC’s Light the Night team numbered more than 50 for the November 5 event. Led by team captain Crista Credle, their goal was to raise $3,000, but they far surpassed it with over $6,000.

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UNC team raises awareness about lung cancer at annual Free to Breathe 5K

UNC Multidisciplinary Thoracic Oncology Program physicians, nurses and staff braved chilly temperatures in Raleigh on Saturday, November 5, to take part in the Free to Breathe 5K sponsored by the NC Lung Cancer Partnership.

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Family House Diaries: Chuck and Brittany Pope: Drawn Closer Through Serious Illness

A young couple from Pitt County weathers a bad disease, an unexpected relapse and toxic treatments over a journey that has brought them closer after it earlier drove them apart.

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Senior project reaches out to children with cancer

Laura combined her love of children, UNC, and her desire to be a pediatric oncologist into a senior fundraising project.

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Family House Diaries: On Sanctuary

A colon cancer diagnosis forces a retired social worker and loving mother, wife and sibling to step back from taking care of others and take care of herself.

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Friendly contest inspires employees to collect comfort items for patients and families

When Denis and Margaret de St. Aubin, who serve on the UNC Lineberger Board of Visitors, received a letter requesting donations of essential items for the UNC Comprehensive Cancer Support Program’s Patient and Family Resource Center, Margaret proposed that Denis hold a contest among his employees to help fulfill the need.

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Gift from Triad Golfers Against Cancer aids lung cancer research

Triad Golfers Against Cancer has awarded UNC Lineberger scientists M. Ben Major, PhD, and D. Neil Hayes, MD, MPH, $60,000 to define gene mutations that are key drivers of lung cancer.

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Over 250 people show their MCSpirit at annual event to support pediatric oncology

On November 12, 2011, the Fourth Annual I ♥ MC Gala & Silent Auction brought family, friends, and supporters together from all over the country to Raleigh, NC for a fundraiser to benefit the Mary Claire Satterly Foundation’s support of the Oncology Pediatric Playroom at the N.C. Cancer Hospital.

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Family House Diaries: David Alston: Snatching the Silver Lining from the Cloud of a Cancer Recurrence

A 42-year-old Carrboro resident prepares for UNC Hospitals’ first triple-tandem stem cell transplant in an adult for the treatment of a testicular cancer recurrence, growing in wisdom and insight along the way.

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Family House Diaries: David Alston: Snatching the Silver Lining from the Cloud of a Cancer Recurrence

A 42-year-old Carrboro resident prepares for UNC Hospitals’ first triple-tandem stem cell transplant in an adult for the treatment of a testicular cancer recurrence, growing in wisdom and insight along the way.

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2012 Melanoma Patient Day Symposium

Close to 100 patients and families gathered at the Friday Continuing Education Center on February 15 to participate in the Melanoma Patient Day symposium.

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Chapel Hill native runs 10-miler to honor dad

Jessica Perry of Hudson, MA, is traveling more than 700 miles to run 10 and she thinks it’s worth it! The marathoning mom of 3 wanted to do a charity run and saw the 2012 Wells Fargo Tar Heel 10-miler on UNC Lineberger’s Facebook page.

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Visiting musician fills N.C. Cancer Hospital with song

Performer and cancer survivor Charlie Lustman visited the N.C. Cancer Hospital on February 29, 2012.

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Loyal Supporters Honored at Annual UNC Lineberger Club Event

More than 280 people attended the 2012 UNC Lineberger Club event on Saturday, February 18, 2012. The event recognizes UNC Lineberger supporters who contribute $1000 or more annually to UNC Lineberger’s cancer treatment, research and prevention programs.

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Former NFL linebacker visits UNC Lineberger

Former NFL linebacker Chris Draft visited UNC Lineberger to talk with lung cancer specialists and patients and learn what UNC is doing in lung cancer research and treatment.

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Lymphoma Research Foundation holds educational seminar

The Lymphoma Research Foundation offered an evening educational seminar for patients and families titled “Ask the Doctor.”

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Red hot evening for a cool cause

The UNC Lineberger Ball: Fire & Ice was held on April 14, 2012 at the Chapel Hill Country Club to support cancer treatment, prevention and research in the community.

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BaseBald for the Cure Raises Funds for UNC Pediatric Cancer Research

The UNC BaseBald for the Cure 2012 event raised close to $31,000 for pediatric cancer research at UNC Lineberger.

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Tar Heel 10-Miler: We Ran, Cheered and Volunteered

UNC Lineberger was well represented at the April 21 Wells Fargo Tar Heel 10 Miler and Fleet Feet 4 miler as faculty and staff ran, cheered and volunteered.

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Racing to say thank you

Dr. Karyn Stitzenberg, assistant professor of surgery and a member of UNC Lineberger, was thanked for her "speedy response" to an anonymous patient in a unique way: a racecar windshield banner.

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Family House Diaries: Troylene Merrill: The Importance of Caregiving

A Bessemer City, N.C. woman is referred to UNC Hospitals for treatment of a recurrence of breast cancer and brings with her a posse of support and encouragement for the journey.

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Dozen Doughnut Dash a sweet way to show support

On September 15, 2012, almost 150 participants ate breakfast on the run - literally - to benefit UNC Lineberger.

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Wrapped up in pink, celebrating support for all cancer patients

For the third consecutive year, UNC Lineberger and its community partners went all out in October to “Turn the Town Pink!”

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UNC Lineberger Lights the Night

The 37 UNC team members, including two survivors, who participated in the November 3 Light the Night event, raised $4,200 for the North Carolina Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

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