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Veatrice Harris

June 23, 2015

Veatrice Harris wasn’t afraid of battling cancer. She leaned on her faith, her family, and her UNC caregivers to face the toughest year of her life. Now, thanks to an innovative procedure called a 50/50 bone marrow transplant, Veatrice has renewed hope for 2015.

Sylvia Hatchell

March 20, 2015

“You don’t have the choice that you have cancer,” says UNC Women’s Basketball Coach and leukemia survivor Sylvia Hatchell. “But you have the choice in how you deal with it.”

Tricia Prestia

January 14, 2015

In 2011, Tricia Prestia was wearing a lot of hats. A wife, a mother and a busy women’s health nurse practitioner in Cary, Tricia drew on her training and experience as a cytologist – the person who studies cellular changes that may indicate cancer – in her nursing practice.

N.C. Cancer Hospital nurse selected as recipient of national leadership award

December 8, 2014

AnnMarie Walton, MPH, RN, OCN, CHES, PhD candidate, an oncology nurse at the N.C. Cancer Hospital, who has made extraordinary efforts to improve the health and lives of agricultural workers and health care providers has been recognized as one of the 10 recipients of the new Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing award created by the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, a joint initiative of AARP and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Team UNC Oncology among top fundraising teams for Light The Night Walk

September 29, 2014

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) held their Light The Night Walk at Rock Quarry Park in Durham on Saturday, September 20. The evening fundraising walk celebrated and commemorated lives touched by blood cancer. More than a walk, the evening had a carnival atmosphere and included refreshments, entertainment, music and kids’ activities

UNC Lineberger’s Matt Foster, MD, vies for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man of the Year title

April 22, 2014

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man & Woman of the Year (MWOY) campaign is a national fundraising competition in which participants vie for the title of Man or Woman of the Year. They raise funds for blood cancer research in honor of local children who are blood cancer survivors. The titles are awarded to the men and women who raise the most funds during the campaign in their communities. The top local fundraisers in the country also win the national titles.