Survivor Stories


Every minute, one woman is diagnosed with cancer in the United States.

That’s one mother. One daughter. One wife.

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These are the stories of women who have fought cancer. They give us hope.

Ramona Gavin, Laura Gerald-Simms

Ramona Gavin & Laura Gerald-Simms – Sisters. Survivors. Thrivers.

Ramona Gavin & Laura Gerald-Simms – Sisters. Survivors. Thrivers. This month, we spoke to Ramona and Laura – sisters from Lumberton, NC who embody the words “survivor” and “thriver” and are living their lives to the fullest despite tragedy and cancer diagnoses.  Ramona and Laura come from a family of six who lost their father

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Lori Edwards

Lori Edwards – Cancer Survivor

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,

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Kelly Moyer Cancer Survivor

Kelly Moyer – Cancer Survivor

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

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Ronnie Laughlin

Ronnie Laughlin – Cancer Survivor

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.

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Olivia King – Cancer Warrior

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

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Sharon Delaney McCloud – Cancer Survivor

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

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Cindy Bass' son, Lucas with friends and classmates during the Play4Kay game.

Cindy Bass – Cancer Warrior

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

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