Survivor Stories

#POWERofONE

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

Not Slowing Down…

Lynetta Martin is one of 59 women whose name is featured on the KD11 Aunt Pearl. Kevin Durant, in partnership with NIKE, produces a shoe each year to benefit the fight against ALL women’s cancers through the Kay Yow Cancer Fund and to honor his late Aunt Pearl. This year, KD used his platform to

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Month 2: Uniting People

In the days following a cancer diagnosis, getting a plan is paramount. Assembling a team of oncologists, radiologists, and surgeons that will determine the course to health is essential. These were the plans that consumed month one when Jen Hoverstad received her stage 3 breast cancer diagnosis. Thankfully, the plan was a great one. But

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Number One…

From 2001 to 2017, Jackie Stiles held the distinction of being the all-time leading scorer in Division I Women’s Basketball history. She is heralded for the incredible 3,393 points scored in her hall of fame career. But there are bigger numbers that nobody knows: The number of hours, of shots, of repetitions it took to

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Changing the World…

Kay Yow was many things. She was a leader. A champion on and off the court. A visionary. Perhaps above all, she was a generous soul. She found ways, big and small, to give of herself each day. Diagnosed with cancer in 1987, she lived a life of courage and inspiration over the next 22-years

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Jen Hoverstad: Month 1

In April 2018, Jen Hoverstad launched a blog called “Jenfluence” – a cute name with significant meaning. Realizing the influence she could have on those around her, it was to be a commentary on life. Her second post, “Healthy to Cancer in 3 Days,” served as an announcement that her life had changed. Her influence

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Hard Days, Hopeful Endings…

There are lots of hard days in Patricia Harrison’s cancer survival story. Hard days loaded with challenging moments – it is a theme that sounds too familiar to all cancer survivors. Patricia was diagnosed on June 27, 2012 with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in her kidneys. June 27 was one of those water shed days that served

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Life of Hope…

For many cancer survivors, there is great encouragement in the idea of life after cancer. We often share the story of Kay Yow and point to the many accomplishments she lived after her initial diagnosis with breast cancer in 1987, including starting the Kay Yow Cancer Fund 20 years later. Her timeline always seems to give

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The Power of One…

How many women have said, “I never thought it would happen to me,” only to be rocked by an unforeseen cancer diagnosis? Too many. Far too many. Teresa Dunlap was never one of those women. She always thought she would get cancer. Maybe it was her background in clinical research—just too aware of the odds.

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