Donor Profiles

Anne Begun

Anne Begun

Anne established The Wiley Earl Mitchelle, Jr. Fund for Brain Cancer Research.

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Lois Blackman

Lois Blackman

Lois Blackman sent her first gift to UNC Lineberger in January of 2004, and since that first gift she and her husband, Leslie Jr., have sent a check every month to support prostate cancer research.

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Ulda Datiles

Ulda Datiles

In memory of his wife, Ulda Datiles established a Nutrition Library in the Patient and Family Resource Center.

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Harriet Farb

Harriet Farb

In January 2008, Breast Cancer Survivor Harriet Farb climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise funds for UNC Lineberger patient support services.

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Wren Foundation, Inc.

Wren Foundation, Inc.

With the Wren Foundation, Inc.,a 40-year family tradition supports kids with cancer.

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Brian and Laura Stabler

Brian and Laura Stabler

Laura and Brian make annual gifts to support UNC Lineberger's Comprehensive Cancer Support program which provides emotional and spiritual tools and support for patients and families.

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Doug and Anne Sessoms

Doug and Anne Sessoms

Doug and Anne Sessoms created a fund to support Dr. David Ollila, co-program leader of the UNC Melanoma Program.

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WaBu (Washington or Bust)

WaBu (Washington or Bust)

In 2007, high school students from Chapel Hill bicycled across the country in support of UNC Lineberger.

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John Norton

John Norton

John Norton and his family believe a difference can be made.

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Becky Thompson

Becky Thompson

For over 10 years, Becky Thompson has provided continued support to Dr. Whang and his research on prostate cancer.

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Pearl Schechter

Pearl Schechter

Pearl Schechter and her late husband, Sol, helped the Seed Grant program grow into one of the Cancer Center’s most successful initiatives.

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Jennifer and Michael Hodshon

Jennifer and Michael Hodshon

This sister and brother team is making bookmarks and making a difference.

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J.D. Wilson

J.D. Wilson

J.D. Wilson, his mom and dad, and his brother honor the memory of their sister and daughter, Katherine, by supporting lung cancer research at UNC Lineberger.

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Aurora Waddell

Aurora Waddell

Two weeks before her birthday party, Aurora Waddell announced that she wanted all of her guests to bring gifts of money, not for her, but for the N.C. Cancer Hospital.

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Bill Whisenant & Kelly Ross

Bill Whisenant & Kelly Ross

Bill Whisenant and Kelly Ross decided to participate in the Capstone Challenge in honor and memory of Bill’s sister, Gail Whisenant Towne.

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Chapel Hill Breast Cancer Foundation

Chapel Hill Breast Cancer Foundation

For over ten years, the Chapel Hill Breast Cancer Foundation has raised money for UNC Lineberger through tennis and golf tournaments.

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Christina Story

Christina Story

When Christina Story started volunteering with “Get Real and Heel,” she saw a need for funding and approached her mother about recommending a grant from her family’s foundation.

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Eileen Jefferson

Eileen Jefferson

Eileen Jefferson set up the George Jefferson Cancer Education Fund in 2002 in memory of her husband, George.

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Lawrence J. Goldrich

Lawrence J. Goldrich

Lawrence J. Goldrich made a gift to fund a garden at the Cancer Center in memory of his wife, Anita, and in 2007, he included UNC Lineberger in his estate plans.

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Rochelle Grubb

Rochelle Grubb

In 2000, Rochelle decided to endow a graduate fellowship at UNC Lineberger in memory of her husband, Bob.

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Rod and Ruth Ann James

Rod and Ruth Ann James

Rod and Ruth Ann James make yearly contributions to support research on the IORT (Intraoperative Radiotherapy) procedure currently in trial.

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The Mary Claire Satterly Foundation

The Mary Claire Satterly Foundation

The Mary Claire Satterly Foundation has made a pledge to fund the Mary Claire Satterly Pediatric Oncology Playroom in the new N.C. Cancer Hospital.

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Sylvia & George Rountree

Sylvia & George Rountree

Sylvia and George Rountree made a gift to support the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the new N.C. Cancer Hospital – one of the private infusion rooms in the new hospital will be named in their honor.

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Ulla Blab

Ulla Blab

Ulla Blab from Elon, NC, volunteers her artistic talent to fashion soft, handcrafted "buddy pillows" in whimsical designs for our children undergoing cancer treatment.

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Harriet and Frank Livingston

Harriet and Frank Livingston

The Livingstons credit UNC for bringing them together and UNC Lineberger for keeping them together through Harriet's battle with cancer.

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Joyce Bell

Joyce Bell

The Bell family decided to name the Massage Therapy Room in the NC Cancer Hospital in Alan's memory.

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Dr. M. Robert Blum

Dr. M. Robert Blum

"I love the idea that the funds are invested in endowments that will forever enable clinicians to fund their priorities. That's the best return I've had on an investment in a long time."

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Betty and Bill Garwood

Betty and Bill Garwood

The Garwoods have pledged to support research at UNC Lineberger to find cures for breast cancer.

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Ginger Finley

For Ginger Finley, the holiday season means a time to give back to UNC Lineberger through her annual Christmas coffee gathering.

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Doug Guthe

Doug Guthe

Doug embraced this support and established the Rebecca L. Calderon Endowment Fund for New Ideas in Lung Cancer Research.

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Nancy Stegman

Nancy Stegman

Nancy and her husband, Mike, decided they wanted to contribute $120,000 to establish an endowment that will fund new ideas in bile duct cancer.

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sanofi-aventis

sanofi-aventis

sanofi-aventis U.S. made a commitment of $2 million toward the N.C. Cancer Hospital Endowment – which helps support the institution’s clinical research and many patient programs

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Gerry and Linda Schafer

Gerry and Linda Schafer

A N.C. Cancer Hospital Commemorative tile purchased to celebrate Gerry's birthday will help expand services, programs and research in the new hospital.

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Liz Winter Cohen

Liz Winter Cohen

"I never realized how wonderful making a gift like this feels," says Liz Winter Cohen of her seed grant gift in support of stem cell cancer research. She also made UNC Lineberger the beneficiary of an IRA.

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Dr. Alice Garrett and her daughter, Chaunte

Dr. Alice Garrett and her daughter, Chaunte

The Garrett family is working to increase public awareness of cancers of the throat and is supporting related research at UNC Lineberger. "We wanted to do something good to say 'thank you' and to support research for throat cancer."

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Rich and Marilyn Preyer

Rich and Marilyn Preyer

The Preyers have committed $1 million to establish The Richardson and Marilyn Jacobs Preyer Distinguished Professorship for Breast Cancer Research at UNC Lineberger.

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Marty and Ann Murphy

Marty and Ann Murphy

The Murphys assert, "You invest in people not in institutions. Lineberger, with science-savvy leaders like Chancellor Thorp, Dr. Earp and Dean Roper create an environment where creativity and innovation flourish."

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Susan Hudson

Susan Hudson

Seeing UNC Lineberger as a "rising star" worthy of investment, Susan and her family gifted a life insurance policy intended to underwrite research by talented investigators at a critical stage in their discovery process.

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Nancy Sample

Nancy Sample

Nancy likes the idea of funding research that is in early stages and might not get the chance to progress without private support. That's why she set up the Murphy and Nancy Sample Seed Grant for Pancreatic Cancer Research.

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Barbara Wiedemann

Barbara Wiedemann

Barbara started a yearly motorcycle tour in memory of her husband Dave, and it has raised over $70,000 to support research to improve the standard of care of patients with cancer of the esophagus.

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Kelly Dixon

Kelly Dixon

A project started by Kelly sparked efforts across her community to help raise funds for breast cancer research in memory of Kelly's mom.

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Mary and Arthur Clark

Mary and Arthur Clark

Over the past 25 years the Clarks have invested in many ways, supporting annual operations, special campaigns and making a planned gift.

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