Stan Greenspon & Maureen O’Keefe

October 12, 2014

 Stan Greenspon and Maureen O’Keefe of Charlotte have a long history of helping others in need, particularly children. Among their many philanthropic efforts, Stan established a fund to help support young bone marrow transplant patients at Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte. Now he and Maureen have established a similar fund at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer … Continued

Sarah Milam

September 5, 2014

In December 2006, Sarah Milam received the news that her father had been diagnosed with Stage 4 Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. She was a freshman at UNC, and she wrestled with anxiety throughout the next year, as her father’s treatments were unsuccessful. She worried that her father wouldn’t be around to celebrate her life’s milestones—especially her wedding. … Continued

Marty Smith: Tech Cures Cancer

August 21, 2014

As a long time chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) cancer patient, Marty Smith has every reason to be bullish on cancer. A seasoned game changer in the world of internet marketing, Marty has a unique perspective on how technology can alter the landscape of scientific discoveries. In 2010 Marty rode his bike across the country to … Continued

John Isner

July 10, 2014

 The tennis star has been raising money for UNC Lineberger, where Isner’s mother, Karen, was treated for colon cancer. His latest fundraiser is a trip for two, including airfare and lodging, to the 2018 Wimbledon Championships. Win a trip for two to Wimbledon and support UNC Lineberger Congratulations to John Isner for winning the 2018 … Continued

Alice Garrett

July 10, 2014

 Dr. Alice Garrett lost her husband, Bobby, to esophageal cancer in 2008. She now honors his memory through advocacy efforts that raise funds and awareness, including an annual memorial concert in his name. February 2014 – Five years ago, Dr. Alice Garrett lost the love of her life to cancer. Her husband Bobby was first … Continued

Jeffrey and Margaret Dean

July 10, 2014

 When Margaret Dean first contacted UNC Lineberger in December to make a gift, she had done her homework. An employee with Quintiles, Margaret shared that she and her husband Jeffrey wished to contribute to triple negative breast cancer research, and they had come to learn Lineberger is a global leader in this area. What inspired … Continued

Jim and Kay Mann

July 10, 2014

 For Jim and Kay Mann, investing wisely and prudently has always been a way of life. Jim, a self-made successful businessman with a knack for knowing a good deal says UNC Lineberger’s Seed Grant Program that invests in early stage cancer research resonated with him from the start. Jim has a unique perspective on the … Continued

Otto Woerner

February 5, 2014

 Woerner family gift helps ease financial burden for families impacted by cancer Although Otto Woerner’s giving was not widely known, he was a philanthropist in every sense of the word. Much of the support he gave to several organizations in Burke County, N.C., was anonymous, or kept quiet at his request. So was one of … Continued

Bill and Debbie Pappas

December 18, 2013

 Bill and Debbie Pappas named UNC Lineberger as a beneficiary of one of their retirement plan accounts, a significant and meaningful gift that reflects their complementary perspectives. Bill and Debbie Pappas of Raleigh, NC, share the same vision—to stop the devastating impact of cancer—and are both profoundly committed to helping UNC Lineberger progress toward this … Continued

Brent and Dana Jones

December 4, 2013

 Brent and Dana Jones were introduced to UNC Lineberger because of their daughter’s involvement in the Pediatric Retreat for Children with Cancer as a player for the UNC Women’s Soccer Team. Although Brent and Dana Jones reside in Danville CA, Chapel Hill is just as much “home,” partly because their daughter Courtney played for the … Continued