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Touchdowns, Three-Pointers Score Big for UNC Lineberger

by Susan Lucas last modified Apr 04, 2011 05:08 PM
Touchdowns, Three-Pointers Score Big for UNC Lineberger

L - R: Shelley Earp, MD, Mike Boddie, Charlotte Smith, and Bill Boddie

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - In the world of fast food, it all comes down to speed, delivery and quality. The world of sports is much the same. Put the two together, and you’ve got a great defensive strategy…against cancer.

Hardee’s donates $50 to UNC Lineberger for each touchdown made by the Tar Heels football team in regular season and bowl games. A $25 donation is also made to UNC Lineberger for every 3-point shot made by a UNC men’s basketball player at all regular season games, both home and away.

Since 2009, Hardee’s has contributed close to $25,000 to UNC Lineberger, and the franchise will continue its efforts through the 2010 season.

"Whether on the basketball court, in our research labs, or working on behalf of patients at the N.C. Cancer Hospital, teamwork is a top priority at UNC,” said Earp. “Hardee's support of cancer research at UNC Lineberger and at the N.C. Cancer Hospital benefits people from across North Carolina who, like our team, fight cancer every day."