NC State Alums Return Home To Do Good
After successful NFL careers, Torry and Terrence Holt, former NC State football stars, created the Raleigh-based Holt Brothers Foundation in memory of their late mother Ojetta Holt-Shoffner. The Foundation works to mentor kids who have a parent with cancer and provides them with the tools needed to understand and cope with such a life-threatening disease.
Donors, recipients take a charitable view of Armstrong
Lance Armstrong may be forever branded as a liar or worse by cycling fans, sponsors, sports councils and legal authorities for his belated confession to using banned performance-enhancing drugs. But not everyone is dismissing him as just another disgraced athlete. Those who have benefitted from his LIVESTRONG foundation, from which he resigned in October, prefer to focus on the cancer survivor’s generous support of cancer-related causes.
College students run camp for kids
Students at Duke and UNC-CH organize and run Camp Kesem, a one-week camp in the summer for kids whose parents have or have had cancer.