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Youth Cancer Initiative Gathers Bands To Be Loud! This Weekend

The Be Loud! event poster,
Be Loud! Sophie Foundation

The Be Loud! Sophie Foundation is holding its annual celebration at the Cat's Cradle this weekend in Carrboro. Be Loud! 17 honors the memory of Sophie Steiner, a Chapel Hill teenager who died of cancer in 2013.  Proceeds from the two-day event help support adolescent and young adult cancer patients.

Lauren Lux is the Be Loud Sophie Foundation's program director based at UNC Hospital's Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center in Chapel Hill. Rob Ladd is organizing much of the music for the event and plays in The Spressials. It's a one-off band that will headline Saturday night. Drivin' n Cryin' headline tonight.

Lux and Ladd talk with Eric Hodge about the fundraiser, and the foundation's mission.

The Be Loud! Sophie Foundation works to provide developmentally- and age-appropriate support and programming for adolescent and young adult patients in North Carolina, as well as their families. It also works with UNC  to make hospital systems and policies better for young people living with cancer.

The organization backs research initiatives about young adults with cancer.


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