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UNC Lineberger hosts the Blue Ribbon Gala, a one-of-a-kind black-tie event

The UNC Lineberger Blue Ribbon Gala, presented by Hardee’s, is a black-tie benefit highlighting the cancer center’s advancements and achievements in cancer research, diagnosis, and treatment, while honoring a select few who have made significant contributions in the fight against cancer.

Blue Ribbon Gala Logo
Presented by Hardee's

Join us on Friday, September 27, as we celebrate Lee Henningsen (Philanthropist and Member, UNC Lineberger Board of Visitors), Bob Ingram (Founding Chairman, CEO Roundtable on Cancer), and Barbara Rimer (Dean and Alumni Distinguished Professor, Gillings School of Global Public Health, and Chair, President’s Cancer Panel) for their impact on cancer.  With an exciting interactive reception—where attendees will have an opportunity to engage with world renowned scientists and physicians while exploring the science behind medical discoveries—and a program designed to celebrate advancements in cancer care, this is a black-tie event unlike any other. 

Proceeds from the Blue Ribbon Gala support cancer research, treatment and prevention in our community and across the state.

Blue Ribbon Gala Ambassadors 

Bob and Penny Barnhill, Tarboro
Don Bradley, Chapel Hill
Marion and Norma Cowell, Charlotte   
Bubba and Tina Cunningham, Chapel Hill
Don and Barbara Curtis, Raleigh
Denis and Margaret de St.Aubin, Siler City
Paul Fulton and Nan Crawford, Winston-Salem
Joan Gillings, Chapel Hill
Jim and Ann Goodnight, Cary
Gordon and Sallie Grubb, Raleigh
Nat and Sheila Harris, Whitsett
Sammy and Sylvia Hatchell, Chapel Hill
Susan Hudson, Wilson
Ken and Frankie Lee, Durham
Bill Millis, High Point
Marty and Ann Murphy, Durham
Bob and Nancy Myer, Cary
Bob Eaves and Bev Perdue, Chapel Hill
Wayne and Billie Anne Peterson, Pinehurst
Richard and Jere Stevens, Cary
Dwight and Diane Stone, Greensboro
Curtis and Sarah Strange, Moorehead City
Jordy and Ann Whichard, Greenville
Ken and Cheryl Williams, Burlington
Roy and Wanda Williams, Chapel Hill
Charlie and Flo Winston, Raleigh
Gilliam and Annette Wood, Edenton

Event recap

The first Blue Ribbon Gala was an astounding success! To read a recap of the event and to view a photo gallery, click here.

SPONSORSHIPS

Sponsorships are still available.  For more information or call 919-966-5905.  

TICKETS

Tickets are sold out.

CONTACT US

For more information about the Blue Ribbon Gala, call 919-966-5905.

AMBASSADORS

We are grateful for myriad leaders across the state, who are supporting this event.  A full list of Blue Ribbon Gala Ambassadors can be viewed here.