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WCHL named UNC Lineberger director Shelley Earp, MD, the Village Pride Award Honoree for October 2, 2012. Each weekday the station selects a Hometown Hero who goes “over and above the call of duty,” exemplifying excellent service and dedication to others in the community.

Dr. Earp is the director of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and applauds the involvement of the entire community to help cancer patients and their families year round. “It is remarkable,” he says.

He talks about the impact of UNC Lineberger’s Turn the Town Pink campaign that is ongoing throughout the month of October to benefit the UNC Comprehensive Cancer Support Program. He also discusses the “world class level” research being conducted at UNC Lineberger that is helping to advance cancer treatments.