Charlotte Hunt ’14 recently organized her fourth Serve for the Cure juniors doubles tennis tournament in Rocky Mount, N.C. Hunt has organized six Serve for the Cure tennis tournaments for her class while at Episcopal to educate people, especially her classmates, about cancer awareness and to raise money for the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center in Chapel Hill, N.C.
“I first organized this tournament in my hometown, Rocky Mount, N.C., in 2009,” said Hunt. “Many of my family members, including both of my parents, have battled cancer, and I saw Serve for the Cure as a way to contribute to the cause in the hope that families in the future will not be faced with the same predicament. I chose to make it a tennis tournament because I have played the sport all my life and wanted to combine two of the things I care most about into one event.”
Each tournament is held in honor of someone battling cancer. This year’s honoree was Hunt’s friend, Holly Fryar, a sophomore at UNC undergoing treatment at Lineberger. This year’s tournament included 42 participants, and over 100 spectators, raising $5,000 for UNC Lineberger.
Hunt says she enjoys having the opportunity to meet many of the doctors and support staff at Lineberger and to learn about cancer research.
At the conclusion of the tournament, Hunt presented the $5,000 proceeds from the tournament to Dr. Ned Sharpless, deputy director of UNC Lineberger.