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In the News

A Selection of Media Coverage

CBS 17
New cancer center for young adults opens at UNC Hospital (October 2023)
The clinic is called the The Be Loud! Center for Young Adult Cancer Care and is named for the Be Loud! Sophie Foundation.

UNC Health Care News
N.C. Basnight Cancer Hospital to Open Young Adult Outpatient Infusion Clinic (October 2023)
The Be Loud! Center for Young Adult Cancer Care, opening this fall, was designed by former UNC cancer patients and is led by Lauren Lux and Andrew “Smitty” Smitherman, MD, at the UNC Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program in the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

WCHL 97.9 The Hill
“Live and Local: Be Loud ’23! (August 2023)
Aaron Keck interviews Niklaus and Lucy Steiner, and musicians George Huntley, Scott Carle, Lance Westerlund, and Adriana LaPuerta from The Maxell 90. Includes three live R.E.M. performances in studio.

Jam out to The Ramones, The Police at the ‘Be Loud! Sophie Foundation’ at Cat’s Cradle (September 2022)
Eric Hodge interviews Lauren Lux and Rob Ladd.

WCHL 97.9 The Hill
“On Air Today: Be Loud Festival! (September 2022)
Aaron Keck interviews Lucy Steiner and Jody Maxwell

Spectrum News
Concert for a Cause: Chapel Hill foundation aims to help teens, young adults with cancer (September 2022)
Sophie’s story and more about the Foundation

The Be Loud! Sophie Foundation holds in-person annual concert this Saturday (November 2021)
Eric Hodge interviews Niklaus Steiner and Andrew McMillan.

WCHL 97.9 The Hill
“Be Loud ’21” with Niklaus Steiner and John Howie, Jr. (November 2021)
Aaron Keck interviews Niklaus and John performs a Clash song.

UNC Health Care News
Four Cyclists to Bike Across America for UNC AYA Cancer Support (May 2019)
The Bike Loud boys are back!

Raleigh Now Spotlight: Be Loud! Sophie (July 2018)
WALTER previews Be Loud! ’18 and spotlights our mission.

News & Observer
‘Terrible things happen with a cancer diagnosis, but also beauty’ (August 2017)
David Menconi covers what the Foundation has done over the last 4 years and spotlights Lauren’s work in the hospital.

UNC program helps young adults cope with cancer diagnosis (August 2017)
Lauren Lux talks with Bill Leslie about her program and the Foundation.

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
The AYA Program: Bridging the Gap to ‘No Man’s Land’ (November 2016)
This article highlights program director Lauren Lux and three young adults living with cancer.

Association of Community Cancer Centers
Helping AYA Patients to Be Loud (October 2016)
Great summary of the presentation the Steiners and Lauren Lux did at the 33rd annual conference of the Association of Community Cancer Centers in St Louis.

Be Loud! ’16 Attracts Another Collection Of Musicians To Support Young Cancer Patients (Aug 26, 2016)
Eric Hodge interviews Dave Wakeling of the English Beat, Rob Ladd who has drummed at every concert we’ve organized, and Niklaus Steiner co-founder of our foundation to talk about the connection between music, youth and community. 

NC Health News
Foundation Tackles Questions Faced by Young Cancer Patients (Aug 25, 2016)
North Carolina Health News talks to Lauren Lux about the unique challenges young adult cancer patients face.

Chapel Hill Magazine
Remarkable Women (Apr 27, 2016)
Lucy and Lauren are two of the fourteen remarkable women highlighted in Chapel Hill Magazine’s women’s issue!

News & Observer
Sophie’s Words Inspire (Sept 25, 2015)
This opinion piece calls us all to boldly celebrate life.

News & Observer
Chapel Hill Girl’s Dream May Lead to Better Treatments for Young Cancer Patients (Sept 2, 2014)
This feature story captures Sophie’s dream and her old soul.

Singapore Straits Times
Life Lessons from a Dying Teen (September 22, 2013)
This column by our friend is a moving piece about her relationship with Sophie written shortly after her death

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