Two first-years want to take advantage of having UNC Hospitals on campus. Kerry Doyle and Justin Kiser have decided to found the Roc Solid Carolina Club, an organization that provides services for children with cancer.
Roc Solid Carolina is part of a parent organization, the Roc Solid Foundation. The club will provide ready bags, playset builds and room remodels for children in the hospital. Ready bags include toiletries, Samsung tablets, board games and other fun things to keep the child entertained during hospital stays.
“We bring play back into the lives of children with cancer,” Doyle said.
Kiser and Doyle got involved with Roc Solid in high school after Doyle’s mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. After discovering this, Doyle's mom told her about an opportunity to help children with pediatric cancer.
“We did it and I loved it, so I got into contact with the founder, Eric Newman, and he basically allowed me to shadow him along the way,” Doyle said.