Announcing our 2018 Komen Acadiana Co-Survivors!
ANNOUNCING OUR 2018 CO-SURVIVORS OF THE YEAR!
Komen Acadiana is thankful for the overwhelming response and submissions to our 2018 Survivor of the Year Contest, conducted by Courtesy Automotive Group. The committee reviewed the nominations for 47 ladies, and selected two finalists to be Co-Survivors of the Year for 2018, Sharon Washington and Aimee Williford!
We are honored to support and celebrate the life of all survivors and are grateful that these two ladies have agreed to be ambassadors during our celebration of life, the 2018 Acadiana Race for the Cure!
Sharon Washington is a proud mother of 3 daughters and 5 grandchildren, who opens her heart to all people, and works hard to support those around her. Sharon was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012, after a routine well visit and follow up mammogram. Before, during and after her diagnosis, friends and family affirm that Sharon’s strength and love of neighbors above herself shone through, even when enduring chemo, radiation, and surgery. As a survivor, Sharon continues to encourage and support others, uplifting those around her by speaking at support groups, attending breast cancer events, and reaching out to help those who are fighting the battle.
Aimee Williford did not let cancer slow her down, or get in the way of her roles as an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, student (even finishing her masters degree during treatment), and mental health counselor. After diagnosis, and during treatment and surgery, friends and loved ones expressed how Aimee continued to put her patients and others’ concerns above her own, even during her treatment, doing so with grace, unselfish love and humility. Aimee is a “warrior” who fights every day to inspire others, even while “KO’ing cancer”. It has been stated that “even through her personal suffering, she still poured out her life and heart to others”.
Congratulations again to our 2018 Co-Survivors of the Year, Sharon Washington and Aimee Williford!
KOMEN ACADIANA’S SURVIVORS OF THE YEAR WILL BE THE GRAND MARSHALS OF THE YOUNGSVILLE PARADE!
On February 10th, come out to the Youngsville Mardi Gras Parade to show your support for our Amazing Survivors of the Year as they will be the 2018 Youngsville Parade Grand Marshals! They will be throwing old race shirts with a $5.00 off DISCOUNT CODE to use for Race Registration! The information on the Parade time and route can be found here: http://www.youngsville.us/event/youngsville-mardi-gras-parade-2/?instance_id=263.
Thank you to The City of Youngsville for all of your support of all of our survivors and the Race for the Cure! Thank you to Courtesy Automotive for providing the vehicles for our 2018 Co-Survivors to ride in during the parade! We truly appreciate all that you do for our organization and for local breast cancer survivors!
KOMEN ACADIANA MERCHANDISE FUNDRAISER- GOT HOPE?
Komen Acadiana has new gear, which was designed and will be printed locally! Visit www.shoplateeda.com to order shirts, and visors bearing the new Komen Acadiana flag design or “HOPE” design. If you order by February 12, 2018, the gear will be placed in your Race Packet that you will receive at Packet Pick up or on Race day! If you want to order gear, but not register for the race, you can still pick up your order at Courtesy Lincoln on February 22, and 23, 2018! Visit www.shoplateeda.com to order your Komen Acadiana gear today. Proceeds from gear purchased at www.shoplateeda.com benefit Komen Acadiana.
Register today at www.komenacadiana.org/race and join us on Race Day! 75% of the profits fund LOCAL grants, 25% funds Research!
The Komen Acadiana Staff & Board