Roy Williams on the morning of Friday Oct. 12.CHAPEL HILL -- Denver Nuggets coach, two-time cancer survivor and UNC basketball alumnus George Karl will join the speaker lineup at the eighth annual Fast Break Against Cancer with Coach
a 1973 graduate of the University of North Carolina, played basketball
under CoachDean Smith. At UNC, he received the Patterson Medal and was
in the Order of the Golden Fleece and the Order of the Old Well. He has
a long career as both a player and a coach in the NBA. He became head
coach of the Denver Nuggets in 2005, leading the team to the
postseason. He is a two-time cancer survivor, having beaten both
prostate cancer and neck and throat cancer. His comeback season was
strong, coaching every game of the 2010-11 season, and becoming the
seventh NBA coach to record 1,000 career wins on December 10, 2010.
who is a winner of the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance, is actively
involved with several cancer-related organizations. He will share his
powerful story of survivorship at Williams' October 12 Fast Break
Tickets are still available for this unique opportunity. To purchase a ticket, please visit unclineberger.org/fastbreak.
Break has raised over $1.2 million for cancer research at UNC. Auction
items include a basketball signed by Williams and the 2012-13
team, the hood of the Quicken Loans 2011 Carrier Classic race car,
signed by NASCAR driver Ryan Newman and Williams, an ACC-themed
original by Chapel Hill textile artist Elaine O'Neil and more.
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