Every minute, one woman is diagnosed with cancer in the United States.
That’s one mother. One daughter. One wife.
These are the stories of women who have fought cancer. They give us hope.
Lori Edwards – Cancer Survivor In 2017, Lori Edwards was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer. Her response? She finished treatment in 2018, continued her career, while raising her daughters and started participating in the Kay Yow Cancer Fund Celebration Run/Walk the following year. In 2022, Lori was an honorary co-chair for the Celebration Run/Walk,
2024 Celebration Run/Walk Co-Chairs – Leslie Moore-Martinez & Ava Grivalski This year, we are excited to have our first-ever mother/daughter duo as Celebration Run/Walk Co-Chairs! This is a first for the Fund, and we’d like to share their story. Leslie and Ava’s journey with the Fund began in 2021 when they purchased raffle tickets for
Kelly Moyer – Cancer Survivor Kelly Moyer is an overcomer. She tells her cancer story as it is, just a chapter. A chapter in a much bigger book. She credits her athletic background – before her cancer diagnosis, she was an NCAA women’s basketball official. She loves the game, and the game has taught her
Ronnie Laughlin – Cancer Survivor A cancer survivor’s journey often starts with diagnosis but Ronnie Laughlin’s journey started over two decades earlier in Sedalia, NC where she grew up playing basketball for not one Yow, but three! Ronnie’s “claim to fame” is having the pleasure of playing for Kay Yow, Debbie Yow and Susan Yow.
Olivia King – Cancer Warrior This month’s Cancer Warrior is Olivia King, a 30-year-old woman who was born and raised in Augusta, Georgia with deep-seated love for UGA throughout the family. Olivia graduated from the University of Georgia in 2015 and is stoked that UGA is currently back-to-back national champions in football! Olivia enjoys making
Sharon Delaney McCloud – Cancer Survivor The Kay Yow Cancer Fund has had the honor to work with Sharon over the past few years, and we’d like to share her story with you. This year, Sharon was the guest speaker at the annual Golf Classic and touched many lives in the process. This is Sharon’s
Cindy Bass holds a BS in Elementary Education and an MBA in Finance Management. She resides in Aurora, IL with her two sons who are currently attending college. Her eldest son, Alex, is a senior at the University of Missouri, while her youngest son, Lucas, is a freshman at Purdue Northwest University and is part
As a former transcriptionist in the medical field, Wanda Goins understood the importance of going for her annual mammogram. Although there was a lack of history with cancer in her family, working in women’s health taught Wanda that you should never pass up the chance of early diagnosis if something alarming shows up. In 2014,