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!”

Old Well Turned Pink

This annual month-long celebration of support benefits the UNC Comprehensive Cancer Support Program which offers programs and services dedicated to helping patients and their caregivers with cancer treatment, recovery and survivorship.

It was a mauve-lous month, thanks to the generous spirit of giving from the community partners who took part and from all of those who attended and volunteered at events.

“With more and more advances coming from UNC Lineberger, the thought that someone else’s burden might be just a little bit lighter makes it all worth it,” says Julie Amos, one of the 84 real estate agents who participated in Coldwell Banker's 3rd annual BBQ for Turn the Town Pink on October 18.

Everything from A (Aveda’s Beauty for a Cure) to Z (Zumbathon at Studio East 54) turned it pink this month, and for the first time ever, famous UNC landmarks temporarily turned pink to mark the occasion. Polk Place Pink Out was held on October 10 – the Old Well and Bell Tower turned pink and a fun run was held.

“Supporting UNC Lineberger feels great! From the patients to the researchers to the doctors, we are supporting people we know and care about,” says Turn the Town Pink community partner Gary Grunkleton. “Money and awareness is raised and we have fun doing it. It stems from our passion and duty to give back and help.”

Turn the Town Pink 2012 Photo Gallery