Event Stories

Stories about past fundraising events to Support UNC Lineberger.

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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