The Pink Pacers is a group of men, women and children dedicated to supporting active living, community outreach and families affected by cancer in the Triangle.

Back: Michael Cashion, Taylor Poitras, Carrie Gilmore, Sonja Nelson, Brooke Bowersox, Catherine Jones, Kathy Del Pizzo; Middle: Rebecca Crowder, Dana Powers, Kristen Pate, Megan Huber; Front: Katy Gilliam, Shanna Kane, Dana Campbell; Not pictured: Liza Coonse, Wendy Woodall, Jennifer Cashion, Jim Fleming, Mary Stillman, Michelle Young, Cheri Hall, Anne Neeley, Jennifer Olson

Through the Get Heeled 5K, Blue and Pink Health Fairs for UNC Gymnastics and volunteering with UNC Lineberger’s Fire & Ice event, the Pink Pacers are taking the fight to cancer.

The Pink Pacers say that they cherish their relationship with UNC Lineberger “not only because of the incredible people that work there but also because UNC Lineberger provides seemingly limitless opportunities to which we can direct our energy and talents.” Their hope is to continue this wonderful relationship for many years to come.

The Pink Pacers want to give back and make a difference by creating memorable experiences that bring the local community together to celebrate life, health and wellness.

The group has focused most of its past fundraising efforts on breast cancer programs, but will expand its reach this year by welcoming Dr. Stuart Gold and the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology program into the Pink Pacer family. “We cannot wait to see what we, along with Dr. Gold and UNC Lineberger’s support, can do for families battling cancer,” say the Pink Pacers.

“What began as a walking group is now so much more. Whether on the streets, in hospitals or in our local schools and businesses, the Pink Pacers will continue to walk on because we can never walk away.”

Walk on…

Learn more about the Pink Pacers and the Get Heeled 5k.