Kay Yow Cancer Fund Announces Shannon Miller as Brand Ambassador

Author: Shannon Miller Lifestyle

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 11/15/18

Raleigh, NC (November 15, 2018) – The Kay Yow Cancer Fund® announced 7-time Olympic medalist and ovarian cancer survivor, Shannon Miller, will join the Fund as a national brand ambassador. Miller, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2011, has been an advocate for increasing funding and awareness for all cancers affecting women.

The Kay Yow Cancer Fund was founded in 2007 by its namesake, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and Olympic gold-medal winning coach, Kay Yow. The Fund focuses on raising money in support of ALL women’s cancers through research and programs that serve the underserved.

“The Kay Yow Cancer Fund is honored to partner with Shannon Miller as a national brand ambassador,” said Kay Yow Cancer Fund CEO, Stephanie Glance. “Shannon, like Kay Yow embodies the true spirit of a champion. Not just a champion in sport, but a champion for people. Her willingness to share her story as a survivor and her platform as an Olympian is an inspiration to all.”

“As a cancer survivor and as a mother, it is so important to me that we do all we can to ensure that future generations do not have to face the harsh realities of cancer. The Kay Yow Cancer Fund is making a difference in the fight against cancer for all women and I am excited to be a part of funding life changing research and helping those facing this battle,” said Shannon Miller.

To date, the Kay Yow Cancer Fund has awarded over $6 million in support of ALL women’s cancers through research and programs that serve the underserved.

Stephanie Glance Quote:

“There are numerous common themes in the lives of Shannon Miller and Kay Yow. To find two Olympians, both having had success on the greatest stage, and yet, humble in every way—willing to give their respective platforms for the advancement of cancer research, is incredible. Shannon is the kind of person who can galvanize people around a cause because of her own willingness to be an advocate. As a survivor, she clearly understands what millions of women and their families are going through and wants to be a part of the solution. We are most grateful for her support and endorsement.”

Shannon Miller Quote:

“I am thankful for the work the Kay Yow Cancer Fund has done to support all cancers affecting women. Together, we are sending the message that no woman fights alone.”

About The Kay Yow Cancer Fund

The Kay Yow Cancer Fund was officially founded on December 3, 2007, from the vision of the organization’s namesake Kay Yow, Naismith Hall of Fame and former NC State University head women’s basketball coach. Coach Yow was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1987 and battled the disease over the next 22 years before passing away on January 24, 2009.  The Kay Yow Cancer Fund is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization committed to being a part of finding an answer in the fight against women’s cancers through raising money for scientific research, assisting the underserved, and unifying people for a common cause. To date, the Kay Yow Cancer Fund has awarded over $6 million in support of the fight against all women’s cancers. For more information on the Kay Yow Cancer Fund or to make a donation, please visit www.KayYow.com.

Kay Yow Cancer Fund Communications
Sarah Womack
919-659-3302
Sarah.Womack@kayyow.com

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