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Record sell-out crowd at eighth annual Fast Break Against Cancer

A record 415 people attended the October 12, 2012 breakfast event held at center court of the Dean E. Smith Center to benefit cancer prevention, treatment, and research in the community.

Fast Break 2012The event raised $150,000 this year, bringing the eight year total to $1.35 million.

Denver Nuggets coach, two-time cancer survivor, and UNC basketball alumnus George Karl was among the guest speakers along with Ted Seagroves, a longtime friend to Williams and a pancreatic cancer patient at UNC, and his surgeon HJ Kim, MD.

A live and silent auction raised approximately $25,000. Auction items included a basketball signed by Coach Williams and the 2012-13 team, the hood of the Quicken Loans 2011 Carrier Classic race car, signed by NASCAR driver Ryan Newman and Coach Williams, an ACC-themed original by Chapel Hill textile artist Elaine O’Neil, a replica of Roy's Hall-of-Fame jersey and more.

Special thanks to our presenting sponsor, Atlantic Packaging Corporation and Supply Solutions, and to all of our generous sponsors.