Event Stories

Stories about past fundraising events to Support UNC Lineberger.

Marie’s ‘Hike For a Cure’ brings in over $5,000 for bone cancer research at UNC Lineberger

Virginia resident Marie Clem loves to hike. She began the activity as a way to improve her physical and mental health, and it has turned into so much more. On April 26, Marie, alongside family and friends, hiked for a different reason: to fight bone cancer.

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Local teen raises funds for UNC Lineberger with “Monday after the Masters” golf tournament

High school senior Evan Norfleet organized a memorial golf tournament in memory of his grandfather, Dr. Edward A. Norfleet. Funds raised will go to UNC Lineberger to fund pancreatic cancer research.

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27th Annual Lineberger Club features longtime UNC fundraiser, cancer survivor Jamie May

“The UNC Lineberger medical staff, volunteers, and donors who have made UNC a leading center for cancer care and research have saved my life and those of many, many others. They tend their garden with remarkable dedication and extraordinary competency. Indeed, medicine, as practiced in the N.C. Cancer Hospital, is a North Carolina treasure.”

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Charli Ramsey Hat Drive donates over 1,800 hats to the N.C. Cancer Hospital

Elizabeth Stewart honors her daughter’s memory with an annual hat drive for pediatric oncology patients and bone marrow transplant patients at UNC.

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“Corona Cares” contributes $150,000 to patients, families dealing with cancer

Funds from the campaign will support programs that benefit patients and families receiving cancer treatment at the N.C. Cancer Hospital.

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Fast Break Against Cancer raises nearly $180,000 for cancer research and treatment

Coach Roy Williams’ 9th annual Fast Break Against Cancer kicks off basketball season with live auction breakfast event.

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Rackets raised for cancer

A high school student organized Serve For the Cure tennis tournament to raise money for UNC Lineberger.

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Sell-out crowd kicks off Blue Ribbon Gala

UNC Lineberger kicked off its Blue Ribbon Gala on September 27, 2013, gathering more than 450 people to celebrate advancements in cancer care at UNC. The black-tie event raised more than $225,000 for UNC Lineberger.

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Pedal for Peds raises money to support UNC's Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

On Saturday, September 21 over 100 bicycle riders from all over the Carolinas participated in the 4th Annual Pedal for Peds (pronounced pēds) bike ride.

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Get Heeled 5K raises over $53,000 for UNC Lineberger’s Pediatric Oncology and Hematology Clinic

On September 14, over 1,000 people gathered at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill for the Get Heeled 5K to walk, run and raise money for UNC Lineberger’s Pediatric Oncology and Hematology Clinic.

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Lucky 13 bicyclists finish coast-to-coast ride and surpass fundraising goal

UNC Lineberger is lucky to have such dedicated volunteers. This year, for the fourth time, a group of intrepid young men, organized a summer trip to raise funds for UNC Lineberger.

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Blue Ribbon Partners are celebrated for their contributions to UNC Lineberger

Blue Ribbon Partners are celebrated for their contributions to UNC Lineberger

Blue Ribbon Partners, a new society to honor groups who have organized community events to support UNC Lineberger, were celebrated at a reception and ceremony at the cancer center on June 26, 2013. These elite fundraising teams have hosted events ̶ ranging from golf tournaments and cocktail receptions to charity runs and BBQ lunches ̶ for three or more years, raising at least $25,000 during that time.

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Lucky 13 featured in video by UNC Endeavors

This summer, ten boy scouts from Chapel Hill are biking across the country to raise money for UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. For every $15,000 raised, UNC Lineberger has agreed to send one of their pediatric oncology patients to spend a week at Victory Junction, a camp for chronically ill children.

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Coach Hatchell’s blueberry patch supports UNC Lineberger

UNC women’s basketball Coach Sylvia Hatchell’s blueberry patch near Black Mountain, NC is almost ready for the summer picking season.

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Team UNC at PurpleStride

A strong UNC team took part in the April 20, 2013 Purple Stride! Walk at North Carolina State University's Centennial Campus.

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2013 Tar Heel 10 Miler

For the third consecutive year, UNC Lineberger was a race charity partner for the Tar Heel 10 Miler and Fleet Feet Sports 4 Mile Run.

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All Dolled Up raises money for the Get Heeled 5K event

Pretty Fab Events hosted a fun day of pampering for girls ages 5-12 to benefit the Pediatric Oncology and Hematology Clinic at the N.C. Cancer Hospital.

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UNC Baseball vs. Cancer

The Carolina Tarheels Men's Baseball team shaved their heads to support kids battling cancer.

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Timothy Lai - A single father gives back

The past year has been a very difficult one for Timothy Lai, a New York City public school teacher. His wife Esther, who fought terminal breast cancer for eight years, passed away exactly a week before Christmas. While deeply mourning his wife, Timothy struggled with how to cope with the loss himself and help his teenage Leif endure this trying life experience.

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Coach Hatchell’s blueberry patch gets prepped for the picking season

Coach Hatchell’s blueberry patch gets prepped for the picking season

UNC women’s basketball Coach Sylvia Hatchell’s blueberry patch near Black Mountain, NC is getting ready for the summer picking season.

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Below the Belt raises funds to improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment of gynecologic cancers

Chapel Hill native Eli Tate, a third-year medical student at UNC, and his wife, Erin, wanted to do something after their stepmother, Stella Waugh, was diagnosed in 2010 with endometrial cancer.

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4th Annual Bobby F. Garrett Esophageal Cancer Benefit Concert

The 4th Annual Bobby F. Garrett Esophageal Cancer Benefit Concert was held on December 8, 2012, at Saint Matthew AME Church in Raleigh, attracting more than 175 people.

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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.

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