teacher began suggesting African litera- ture. Through the books he started to look at life from a black man's point of view, and he began to look at his home- land in a new light. Books, and bull sessions, too. Clark says inequality bugs him more than any- thing. "We spent a lot of time together and had endless conversations about Mrica, worldwide inequalities and the £lct that millions of people starve every year, don't have basic shelter or nutrition, let alone ducation and health care," Clark said. "It made me, who had every opportunity 1 ever desired, want to learn more and contribute, so we started talking about hings we could do." The lessons started pushing Clark as well. On his Morehead Scholarship application, he used
one of the teacher's suggested readings for his friend, to respond to the statement: "Write about a book that was important to you and could be important for other people as well." We spoke at great length about these issues and this book in my interview for the Morehead," Clark said. "I think it probably had a lot to do with why 1 got he scholarship." Clark came to Carolina determined to make a difference- his original plan was to build an orphanage for AIDS victims. Another Zimbabwean friend, Justine Coulter ' 98, traveled home over Christmas 1994 to research the project. When she returned, after conversations with the chair of the Zimbabwe Child Survival and Development Foundation (ZCSDF), she had what she thought was a better idea: a scholarship that enabled intelligent but economically disadvantaged children to excel in an education system set up by their own government. Six months later, Clark and scholarship co-founder Jeff Pike, a Morehead from Canada, were on their way to Zimbabwe to interview children for the Students for Students Zimbabwe Scholarship, as the program. became known. "After Justine's report, everything hap-
Cancer patient Edwin Burnetr, age 4, with Dr. Stuart Gold, Associate
Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology.
Our son, Edwin, was dialfl1
osed with cancer
at the age oftwo and a half. Like everyone else,
we thought, "This could never happen to us. "
How very wrong we were.
With these words, Ed and Carolyn Burnett of Wilmington recently urged
friends and neighbors to support
Chasing the Horizon
a fundraiser for
children with cancer.
For many years, the people of Wilmington have joined together annually
to support programs for children with cancer at the ONe Lineberger
Comprehensive Cancer Center and North Carolina Children's Hospital,
where children like Edwin are receiving the best care and the hope of a
brighter tomorrow. The Burnetr family wants you to know-
Ed win just celebrated
his fourth birthday.
His health is
great work being done
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and
Carolina Children's Hospital. Your
helps them give
him and so many others a chance for a wonderful and healthy life.
Won't you join our efforts on behalf of children with cancer?
Yes, I want to help the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer
Center create a brighter tomorrow Jor children with cancer.
Enclosed is my check for _______________
Gifts of $1000 or more qualify you for Lineberger Club membership.
Gifts of $2000 or more qualify you for UNC Chancellors' Club membership.
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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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