Author: Sarah Womack

Paying it Forward…

In March 2018, I was diagnosed with an aggressive, stage 3 breast cancer – invasive ductal carcinoma that was HER2+. I was 34 years old, my kids were 11 months old and 3 years old, my husband and I were supposed to be celebrating our 10-year wedding anniversary in April. Cancer was the last thing

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Decades of Hope…

For those who wonder about the advancements being made in cancer research, one of the truest measures of progress is not explained by numbers it is measured in hope. Katya Tarus’ fight against cancer started 25 years ago in post-Cold War Romania. Katya was the oldest of four young children, she was only in elementary

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314 Marathons…One Step at a Time

They say the first step of any journey is the hardest. In marathon running, each step, each mile builds on the one before. The marathon is one of the most grueling of competitions, and among the most revered. To say Carol Dellinger is a marathon runner is an understatement. She has completed 314 marathons, and

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Weathering the Storm…

It is a common question among cancer survivors: What happens after the storm? Sandy Evancho was diagnosed with HER-2 positive stage 2 breast cancer just before Thanksgiving 2017 – a diagnosis made in the early stages thanks to 3D mammography imaging. After getting the shocking diagnosis at 55 years old, the roller coaster ride began,

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Shelby’s Story…

Jimmy V said, “Don’t give up.  Don’t ever give up.”  Kay Yow said, “When life kicks you, let it kick you forward.”  Shelby Harris said, “Put your red lipstick on and smile.” This is Shelby’s story. Her journey was quite different, but she handled it with grace.  An inspiration to many, Mom was always a happy,

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Gerri Robuck Herakovich & Linda Robuck

Kay Yow has been a part of the lives of Gerri Herakovich and her mother, Linda Robuck, for many years. Gerri played for Coach Yow at NC State, but before that she was a Kay Yow Camper. Linda remembers getting to know Coach Yow, finding her to be a kindred spirit from the beginning. She

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Jacque & Angela…

We first met Angela Freeze and Jacque Soptick at the 2010 Kay Yow Cancer Fund Golf Classic at Barton Creek Golf Course in Austin, Texas. They have been faithful supporters of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund ever since. While they never met Coach Yow, her values and principles, along with the mission of the Fund,

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Fishin’ For A Cure

The Kay Yow Cancer Fund is proud to highlight one of our Mission Partners, Fishin’ For A Cure. Mission Partners are champions of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund that commit to fundraising at a high level. All of our Mission Partners play a critical role in the success of the Fund! Fishin’ For A Cure

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