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.

Elizabeth Rubio"The things we do here at UNC Lineberger and the N.C. Cancer Hospital are solving worldwide problems, so being involved with UNC Lineberger is a unique opportunity to be a part of that solution," she says.

She enjoyed the group so much that she decided to stay involved. In addition to serving as a member of the Tickled Pink committee, she plays a part in Fast Break Against Cancer, helping The Carolina Inn cater the breakfast.  Also with The Carolina Inn, she has been instrumental in UNC Lineberger's Turn the Town Pink campaign.

Elizabeth says she is proud of her involvement with UNC Lineberger because she is raising awareness of what UNC Lineberger does and building a sense of community around this common mission.

This year she is once again helping to host UNC Lineberger's Turn the Town Pink kickoff on September 28, 2012 with Fridays on the Front Porch at The Carolina Inn.

For more information about this year's Turn the Town Pink events, visit: http://unclineberger.org/signature-events/tttp.