Tag: Breast Cancer

Mountain Top Vision…

In the middle of the deepest valleys of life, it is hard to see the emerging blessings, hard to see how the very circumstances that are contributing to the hardest days are the same circumstances that are unfolding to save your life. Yet, Shannon Johanning saw the blessings while standing directly in the valley. She

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Why We Share…

There is a reason we share the stories of survivors; a reason so many women are willing to share their path, their struggle, their strength. Crystal Jordan is one of the reasons. In June 2019, Jen Hoverstad, a stage 3 breast cancer survivor, shared her cancer fight with a group of women. Jen spoke as

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Celebrating the Wins…

Agnus Berenato sat on the scorer’s table in Reynolds Coliseum on the evening of Kay Yow’s 500th win – waiting for a slice of cake. She figured she had helped Kay Yow reach the 500-win milestone– both as a student-athlete at the University of North Carolina and as head coach at Georgia Tech – she

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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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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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