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Chase Jones, University of North Carolina

There's an interesting little article in the latest issue of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center's newsletter I thought I'd draw your attention to. It's a profile of Chase Jones, a student manager and bullpen catcher for the Carolina baseball team. Jones was diagnosed with brain cancer in the fall of his freshman year, and underwent a surgical biopsy and chemotherapy through the winter of 2006-07.

The cancer has been in remission since the spring of 2007, and since then Jones has accomplished a lot. The nephew of a college coach at Tulane, he joined the baseball team. He earned an Eve Marie Carson Scholarship. He graduated with a degree in business administration. He connected various kids with brain tumors with athletes, as part of Carolina Dreams and Friends of Jaclyn. And he created BaseBald for the Cure, which for the past two seasons as raised money for the Lineberger Center by pledging to shave the head of a UNC baseball player for every hundred dollars raised.

For two years running the money raised has left every player, coach and staff member bald, with enough left over to shave any volunteers.

For more information, see the Lineberger Center's web page. I'll try to post something else should they announce the third year of Basebald for the Cure.

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