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Media Advisory

For immediate use 

Oct. 12, 2005 -- No. 487

Coach Roy Williams to host Friday (Oct. 14) fund-raiser
to support cancer research; interviews available afterward

Fund-raiser
Friday (Oct. 14), 7:30- 9 a.m. (Williams to speak at about 8:25 a.m.)
Dean E. Smith Center
UNC campus

Post-event interviews with Williams on questions about event:

Friday (Oct. 14), 9-9:10 a.m.
Media Room, Dean E. Smith Center

Media representatives are invited to cover "Fast Break Against Cancer," a fund-raiser for cancer research in the community that is being hosted by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill menís basketball head coach Roy Williams.

A designated seating area is available for members of the media. Williams will offer remarks at about 8:25 a.m. and answer questions about the event at 9 a.m. His remarks will offer reflection on last yearís national championship season and preview this yearís Tar Heel squad. He also will talk about why he wanted to host the event and why cancer research is important to him.

The event is co-sponsored by UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the American Cancer Society.

The "Fast Break" will kick off the dayís activities for "Late Night with Roy Williams." Williams, his assistant coaches and the "Voice of the Tar Heels," Woody Durham, all will be in attendance.

During the breakfast, Durham will auction off a few items from Williamsí personal collection. The items are: a team autographed basketball from the 2005 UNC National Championship Team; four tickets to a closed basketball practice; a bottle of champagne from UNC graduate and former NBA star Michael Jordanís "2005 Flight School" camp autographed by Jordan, former UNC menís basketball head coach Dean Smith and Williams; and an autographed pair of Nike running shoes that Williams wore at last yearís game against Clemson for the "Coaches Against Cancer" awareness program.

About 300 people are expected to attend the event.

Parking is available at the Manning lots on Skipper Bowles Drive. Enter the Smith Center through Entrance A.

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UNC Lineberger contact: Dianne Shaw, (919) 966-5905
UNC Athletics contact
: Steve Kirschner, (919) 962-7258