Author: Sarah Womack

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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Akin Elementary

When you hear of a child donating six cents to the fight against ALL women’s cancers, it cuts deep. Immediately you ask yourself, “Am I doing all I can do?” In February of 2017, a child at Akin Elementary in West Texas donated $.06 to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund as a part of her

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Mountain Top Vision…

In the middle of the deepest valleys of life, it is hard to see the emerging blessings, hard to see how the very circumstances that are contributing to the hardest days are the same circumstances that are unfolding to save your life. Yet, Shannon Johanning saw the blessings while standing directly in the valley. She

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Why We Share…

There is a reason we share the stories of survivors; a reason so many women are willing to share their path, their struggle, their strength. Crystal Jordan is one of the reasons. In June 2019, Jen Hoverstad, a stage 3 breast cancer survivor, shared her cancer fight with a group of women. Jen spoke as

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Overcoming Cancer…

Today, Virginia Tanner is a charismatic college sophomore, pursuing her education with an eye on becoming a pediatric oncologist. If you saw her walking across campus at the University of North Carolina, you might never know what she has been through – and that was her goal from the beginning of her journey with cancer.

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