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Holt Brothers Raise Cancer Awareness

CHASS Advisory Board member Terrence Holt.

Newly named CHASS advisory board member Terrence Holt and his brother Torry Holt were star football players at NC State before going on to play in the NFL. More recently, the Holt brothers have turned their powerful energy toward charity. NC State’s Alumni Association featured the Holt brothers on the Red and White for Life blog.

Through the Holt Foundation, the brothers have worked for ten years to raise awareness about cancer and raise money for the Kids Can! Hospital Program and the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. It was their response to the death in 1996 of their own mother, Ojetta V. Holt-Shoffner, after a 10-year battle with cancer.

Now they have organized the first Answers for Cancer Walk for April 21 in Raleigh.”Our whole family will be out there walking in our mom’s honor,” Terrence Holt says. “I quite often tell people that everything we’re doing now through our programs is therapeutic for us. We go and hear other people’s testimonies and share our testimonies. We would love for NC State alumni and students to come out and walk.”

Terrence earned his undergraduate degree in Sociology at NC State. He joined the CHASS Advisory Board in April 2012.

Read the full story about the Answers for Cancer Walk and find out how to participate on the Red and White for Life blog.