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314 Marathons…One Step at a Time

They say the first step of any journey is the hardest. In marathon running, each step, each mile builds on the one before. The marathon is one of the most grueling of competitions, and among the most revered. To say Carol Dellinger is a marathon runner is an understatement. She has completed 314 marathons, and

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Shelby’s Story…

Jimmy V said, “Don’t give up.  Don’t ever give up.”  Kay Yow said, “When life kicks you, let it kick you forward.”  Shelby Harris said, “Put your red lipstick on and smile.” This is Shelby’s story. Her journey was quite different, but she handled it with grace.  An inspiration to many, Mom was always a happy,

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Akin Elementary

When you hear of a child donating six cents to the fight against ALL women’s cancers, it cuts deep. Immediately you ask yourself, “Am I doing all I can do?” In February of 2017, a child at Akin Elementary in West Texas donated $.06 to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund as a part of her

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The True Wins of Play4Kay…

Life and death situations are a daily occurrence for Jaime Cowie. She is a first responder. By definition, she is the calmest person in every room she enters. Daily occurrence or not, life and death is never routine. Especially when it is your own life that is in question. In April 2017, Jamie turned 40

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This is OUR team…this is why we Play.

At this point, the list of things that Coach Yow knew is very long. And it grows each day. Today is day 9 of the 2018 Play4Kay official window. Today’s realization: Coach Yow envisioned Play4Kay as she did because she knew teams would accomplish more than individuals. So true. More to the point, she knew

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Winning the Battle

By Mary Gravley I was diagnosed with non-invasive ductal carcinoma in situ in 2011 after a routine mammogram that I nearly missed. I never felt a lump but instinct and timing get the credit for the quick diagnosis. My insurance company sent me a letter stating my annual exam was six months overdue. I made an appointment

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Inspired to Continue

The truth is, Coach Kay Yow was inspired by a lot of people. She was grounded in her faith and she saw the very best in everyone she encountered. It was that outlook that enabled her to draw inspiration from literally, thousands of people, many of whom she never met. And yet, it still seems

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