Event Gives Thanks to Those Who Give Back

More than 60 people attended the 2011 Volunteer Appreciation evening on Tuesday, February 1, in the Pediatric Oncology area at the N.C. Cancer Hospital. The event recognized UNC Lineberger and N.C. Cancer Hospital volunteers and provided an opportunity for them to bring their friends along to hear about the many ways in which volunteers can get involved in cancer support at UNC Lineberger.

Representatives were on hand from the SECU Family House Icon indicating that a link will open an external site. and the Patient Family Resource Center to answer questions about their programs, which support cancer patients and their families, and volunteer leaders for UNC Lineberger's special events such as Roy Williams' Fast Break Against Cancer, Tickled Pink, Beach Ball and Cocktails for Cancer visited with volunteers, old and new.

Dr. Shelley Earp began by thanking our volunteers and then introduced Dr. Stuart Gold, who gave an overview of the Pediatric Oncology Program. UNC baseball player Chase Jones, a patient of Dr. Gold’s who launched “Basebald for a Cure” last year to raise funds for Pediatric Oncology, provided an inspirational reflection on four years of cancer treatment in the department.  Many attendees took tours of the space, including our unique and special pediatric infusion area.

Read Chase Jones' speech.