Early in life, Brian White was exposed to the realities of cancer when his four-year-old sister was diagnosed with leukemia. Thankfully she fully recovered and now has children of her own, but the experience stuck with him. Now as a father of two little girls, Brian and his wife, Tricia, recognize the importance of funding cancer research and supporting cancer patients and their families during treatment and recovery.
Brian and Tricia generously support UNC Lineberger and the N.C. Cancer Hospital during the year through their business, Fleet Feet Sports in Carrboro. Most recently, Fleet Feet was the title sponsor of the Get Heeled 5K, a family-friendly walk/run event benefiting patient Pediatric Oncology and Hematology supportive care programs at the N.C. Cancer Hospital.
“So many people in the running community have a connection to cancer either through their experience, that of a family member, or through fundraising for a cause. We are proud to partner with UNC Lineberger because we recognize how lucky we are to live in an area where the absolute best cancer care is available to everyone.”
Fleet Feet is sponsoring the Tar Heel 10 Miler’s 4-mile companion race on Saturday, April 20, 2013. Benefitting UNC Lineberger, this is the largest race in Chapel Hill and is nearly at its 5,000 participant capacity. If you want to register for the race, don’t delay – this exciting event will sell out! Visit tarheel10miler.com today.
UNC Lineberger is grateful to Fleet Feet and Endurance Magazine, the race organizers, for selecting us as a race beneficiary.