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

A Reason to Give Back…

At 34 weeks pregnant, the emotions of anticipation are reaching an all-time high. The anxieties, excitement, and sense of wonder are all about to culminate in the birth of a child. Naturally, questions run through the mind: Will he have his daddy’s eyes? Will he have his mom’s smile? At 34 weeks pregnant Claren Englebreth

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No Time For Rest…

Kay Yow was diagnosed with cancer in August 1987. Thirteen months later, she led the United States to a gold medal in women’s basketball at the 1988 Olympic games. Coach Yow used to say, “If rest could cure cancer, I would rest.” But rest does not cure cancer—so Coach Yow did not rest. She coached.

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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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