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Coca-Cola and Tar Heel Athletics team up to help cancer research and treatment.

Chapel Hill, NC – Coca-Cola is putting some fizz in the UNC men’s basketball team’s 3-point game. For every 3-point shot made during the regular season, Coca-Cola will donate $50 to UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center – up to a total of $10,000. To date, the Tar Heels’ 90 3-point shots will net $4500 for cancer research and treatment at UNC.

A representative of Coca-Cola will present to UNC Lineberger director Shelley Earp, MD, before tip-off of the UNC vs. Clemson game on February 18th.

“As North Carolina’s public comprehensive cancer center, we are grateful for the outstanding community support that UNC Lineberger receives from partners like Coca-Cola. Cancer research and treatment is a team effort and our star players – doctors and scientists – are grateful for this donation,” said Earp.

“The N.C. Cancer Hospital and UNC Lineberger faculty and staff care about making cancer care better for patients. We are proud to partner with Tar Heel Athletics to provide this support for carrying out the cancer center’s mission,” said Hager Rand, President and Chairman, Durham Coca-Cola.

About UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

One of the leading cancer centers in the nation, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center has been rated exceptional by the National Cancer Institute. As one of only 40 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers, UNC Lineberger brings together some of the most exceptional physicians and scientists in the nation to combat cancer. UNC Lineberger’s clinical programs are delivered through UNC Cancer Care at the N.C. Cancer Hospital and other locations throughout the Triangle.

Staff and faculty at UNC Lineberger work to understand the causes of cancer at the genetic and population levels, conduct groundbreaking laboratory research, and pioneer innovative clinical trials to bring the latest discoveries to patients. The power of one of the nation’s top public universities, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, means that at UNC Lineberger, collaboration, creativity and innovation are the rule – not the exception.