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Fast Break Against Cancer with Roy Williams

Coach Roy Williams and Jones Angell, the “Voice of the Tar Heels,” spurred on the bidding during the live auction at Fast Break.

Over the past 15 years, Fast Break Against Cancer with Roy Williams has raised more than $3 million to support UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

The 2019 breakfast was held on Friday, Sept. 27, on the Roy Williams floor of the Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill, and featured both a silent and a live auction with unique UNC sporting experiences and memorabilia. For those who couldn’t attend but still want to be part of the event, there was an online auction that ran for 10 days following the event.

The 2019 guest speaker was Chad Holbrook, the head baseball coach at College of Charleston. When Holbrook was an assistant baseball coach at UNC, his son Reece was successfully treated at UNC Lineberger for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. In his keynote, Holbrook called for support to give kids like his son a “fighting chance.” Reece, who was initially diagnosed in 2004, is now a rising junior in high school.

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