Karl to speak at Fast Break breakfast

We recently wrote about why UNC coach Roy Williams’ annual Fast Break Against Cancer Breakfast -- which has earned $1.2 million for cancer research at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center -- will have some extra meaning this month.

And another meaningful speaker has been added to the Oct. 12 fundraiser.

Denver Nuggets coach George Karl -- a two-time cancer survivor who played for UNC under coach Dean Smith -- has joined the lineup at the eighth annual event, the school announced. According to the news release, Karl “will share his powerful story of survivorship.”

Tickets are still available for the breakfast and auction at unclineberger.org/fastbreak.

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