All Volunteer Profiles

River Landing Golf Association for Ladies

The River Landing Golf Association for Ladies supports breast cancer research through the annual "Swing for the Cure" golf tournament at River Landing in Wallace, NC.

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Katy Gilliam and the Pink Pacers

Katy Gilliam and her fundraising group, the Pink Pacers, coordinate the family-friendly Get Heeled 5K that was recently awarded the “Best 5K in the Triangle” by Endurance Magazine.

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Brenda Agner and Bowling for the Battle

Brenda Agner and colleagues create a fundraiser to pit UNC physicians and staff against each other at a bowling match called Bowling for the Battle: Striking Out Cancer.

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Local businesses honor employees

A new Employee of the Month Program is making third Tuesdays a lot brighter. That’s when honored employees at UNC Hospitals are presented flowers from University Florist, a massage certificate from Massage Envy and a haircut/styling certificate from Great Clips.

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Edwin Burnett and Ryan Lund

“I’ve Got Your Back” backpacks offer help and fun for UNC pediatric cancer patients.

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Jean Kitchin

If you want to get something done, involve Jean Kitchin UNC Class of 1970. People who know the Scotland Neck resident will say she has one setting — full speed ahead.

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Helping Hands Warming Hearts

Last fall, a small group of mothers created Helping Hands Warming Hearts, a charity service league for their daughters who are 2nd grade students at St. Thomas More Catholic School in Chapel Hill, N.C.

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The Pink Pacers

The Pink Pacers is a group of men, women and children dedicated to supporting active living, community outreach and families affected by cancer in the Triangle.

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Brian and Tricia White

Brian and Tricia White, owners of Fleet Feet Sports in Carrboro, are longtime supporters of UNC Lineberger events.

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Brian and Tricia White

Brian and Tricia White, owners of Fleet Feet Sports in Carrboro, are longtime supporters of UNC Lineberger events.

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Julie Amos

Julie Amos, a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker HPW, is a longtime UNC Lineberger volunteer.

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Elizabeth Rubio

When Elizabeth Rubio, Catering Manager at The Carolina Inn, was asked to volunteer for UNC Lineberger's Tickled Pink Luncheon a few years ago, she was happy to dedicate her time to a cause so close to her heart - her mother and 17-year-old nephew have both been affected by cancer.

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Gary Crunkleton

“Cancer seems to be on the rise. It seems as though everyone knows someone with cancer,” says Gary Crunkleton, owner of the Franklin Street bar of the same name.

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Volunteer Profiles

Volunteer support helps us make leading-edge, compassionate cancer care possible for everyone who needs it. Check out some of our volunteer profiles to find out how these inspired volunteers are making a difference at UNC Lineberger.

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Edwina Woodbury

Edwina Woodbury has served on most committees and in almost every office for the UNC Lineberger Board of Visitors, receiving the 2012 Distinguished Service Award from UNC Lineberger.

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Meet Sarah Russell

Family and friends of Sarah Russell of Wilson have always described her as an independent and resilient person who could stand up to any knocks life dealt her.

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Meet Polly Hudson

Polly Hudson likes to say that she has cancer only every four months when she comes for her CT scans. “That’s the only time I want to think about it.”

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Betty Bouldin

When Betty Bouldin and her fellow volunteers Marilyn Koenig and Jane Rogers Jones serve coffee, tea and snacks to patients and families in the infusion area of the cancer hospital, she says, “We often refer to the patients as ‘stars’ and the family members as ‘cheerleaders’.”

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Wanda Wooten

As N.C. Cancer Hospital volunteer Wanda Wooten offers patients, family, and friends coffee, tea and cookies in the infusion suite, she also offers hope, comfort and care. An ovarian cancer survivor, Wooten wears her 'I'm a Survivor' button when she volunteers "so they know right from the start that I've been there."

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Lisa Jones

Lisa Jones savors her service as secretary of the N.C. Cancer Hospital Patient and Family Advisory Board. "Advisory Board members have learned from their own cancer experiences and are passing along our lessons to help improve patient programs and services."

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