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Big Win for North Carolina and Close Shaves for the Diamond Heels

Chase Jones gets shaved

Sunday’s UNC men’s baseball game was a winner for everyone. While the Heels won on the field, all North Carolinians won as Chase Jones, UNC bullpen catcher and cancer survivor, organized a highly successful event called BaseBald for the Cure. Chase and the team raised over $6400 for the pediatric oncology program at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and N.C. Children’s Hospital.

At $100.00 per person, Diamond Heels team members had their heads shaved to the encouragement of a large cheering crowd. Many thanks to Chase for organizing this wonderful event and to the UNC men’s baseball team and coaching staff for their participation.

The proceeds are donated in memory of Ashton Miller, a close friend to the program and a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority who died from cancer in March of this year.  Zeta Tau Alpha holds their enormously popular annual Franklin 5K of which UNC Lineberger is a grateful beneficiary.

Another group of volunteers, involved in an APPLES course as volunteers at N.C Children’s Hospital, collected money at the three games, increasing the amount raised.

Read about Chase's cancer experience.

View photos of the game and the head shaving taken by Joe Bray.

Chase with his parents and brother: (l-r) Judith, Chase, Jake, Buddy

Team members smile for the cameras after their haircuts. Photo by Joe Bray.

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