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National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs Sept. 15 – Oct. 15, provides us with the opportunity to reflect on the many impactful contributions the Hispanic and Latino/a/e/x communities have made – and continue to make – that enrich our country, our state, our cities, and towns. Several Latin American countries celebrate independence days in mid-September, and the official start of Hispanic Heritage Month coincides with their celebrations.

This year’s heritage month theme is Esperanza: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage and Hope.

We encourage you to reflect on the importance that resilience and hope have held in our lives, in particular this past and upcoming year.

We as a society benefit immeasurably from the achievements and successes of our Hispanic and Latino/a/e/x colleagues. We are all better when we promote and celebrate the diversity of thought, experience and culture.

We offer our gratitude to our Hispanic and Latino/a/e/x colleagues in our labs, clinics, offices, maintenance, grounds, and all other departments, for their efforts to make UNC Lineberger and N.C. Cancer Hospital a leader in cancer research and care. Together, we are making a difference in the lives of people across our state.

To learn more about Hispanic Heritage Month, please visit the National Hispanic Heritage Month website.

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