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The Kay Yow Cancer Fund is proud to partner with many individuals and organizations in the fight against ALL cancers affecting women. These partnerships are saving lives!

Partnering for a Purpose...

NIKE: One of a Kind

This month, NIKE will show up for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, as they always do – BIG. During a month of Play4Kay games nationwide, we will see the shoes, socks, shirts, and jerseys of the NIKE Kay Yow Collection. NIKE is the gift wrap of this incredibly special time. But how did it start?

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An official looking optimistically upwards while a pink whistle rests on their lips.

Volunteer Spotlight: Dee Kantner

If you have turned on a collegiate women’s basketball game lately, you have probably seen Dee Kantner in action. Most likely you didn’t even realize you were seeing Dee – she is a women’s basketball official and one of the best the game has ever seen. As an official, by definition, Dee prefers to go

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Partnering to Serve…

It was an easy decision for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund Board of Directors. In 2011, the team from UNC Health presented a funding request for digital imaging equipment for a mobile mammography unit. The unit would travel the counties of central North Carolina providing an affordable, accessible screening option to women. The team shared

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RALEIGH, NC (November 22, 2021) – The Kay Yow Cancer Fund announces a partnership that names Jada Williams a Game Changer. Williams, a 16-year-old rising star in women’s basketball, and member of the gold medal U16 USA National team, is using her expansive social media reach to galvanize the next generation in the fight against

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Balfour Beatty Construction: The Power of One…

By the headlines, you could miss the full story. Balfour Beatty Construction crews in the Raleigh-Durham area have raised over $200,000 in support of the fight against ALL cancers affecting women through their annual event which features the coming together of multiple crews, donning pink, and supporting those who have fought or are fighting cancer.

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Fishin’ For A Cure

Every year in Emerald Isle, North Carolina a group gathers to celebrate. They celebrate the ones that fought cancer, the ones still fighting, and the impact we are making together. Fishin’ For A Cure creates the moments we hope advancements in cancer research will continue to preserve. During a week of fun and fellowship, the

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Marsha Sharp: A legacy of serving

In the final days of her life, Kay Yow was doing what she always did – she was finding a way to give to others. The future of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund weighed heavily on her mind as she hoped to transfer her vision for the Fund to the people she trusted most to

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le Tour de Femme

Every October, amid a sea of pink, when the world turns its collective attention to breast cancer awareness, a unique event rolls through the greater Raleigh area. Le Tour de Femme, will host its 16th annual all women’s bike ride as a fundraiser for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund on October 9. Over last few

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