Chapel Hill Herald Letters, Dec. 16

Dec. 15, 2012 @ 02:06 PM

Support for those fighting cancer

Thank you, Chapel Hill and Carrboro, for turning pink in support of all cancers during the month of October. The $65,000 raised will be used by the UNC Comprehensive Cancer Support Program to help patients and families as they navigate their cancer experience. This UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Program serves the people and state of North Carolina.

We thank the volunteers who organized community events, the 50-plus businesses who donated their time and shared their profits, and the UNC athletic teams and student groups that held events. We also thank community members who participated in these events and supported these businesses during their Turn the Town Pink promotions. Community support is inspiring to cancer patients and families and to those who provide care for them.

These funds will allow UNC to provide more services such as support groups, wigs, counseling, massage, yoga classes and other educational offerings. We greatly appreciate everyone’s efforts in support of our patients and families.

Shelley Earp, MD
Director, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
Dianne G. Shaw
Deputy Director of Communications
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
Chapel Hill