Double the Inspiration

Congratulations are richly deserved by the two women who have been honored by the Komen Orange County Affiliate as the Most Inspirational Breast Cancer Survivor.”  Each year the Affiliate pays tribute to a breast cancer survivor who has taken her cancer experience and transformed that battle into a positive by inspiring and educating the public about the importance of early detection and/or healthy life choices. In one simple analogy, the honorees have taken the lemons and made sweet lemonade to refresh and rejuvenate others. (Not to mention perhaps saving a life along the way.)

Jane Hill with her grandson Colin

This year, two people were honored as the Most Inspirational Breast Cancer Survivor. How lucky for us to bask in two times the positive energy!

Jane Hill is a survivor of nearly 20 years who has been a part of the Komen Orange County Affiliate since the beginning. She has volunteered in many capacities. One key role for Jane is chairing the Survivor Tribute at Race for the Cure. She also played an instrumental role in the development of Kids Konnected.  Jane has also entertained with a comedy routine to spread humor in healing.  Now on staff for Komen, Jane continues to volunteer and to be a tireless optimist and cheerleader in the fight against breast cancer.

Kathy Voorhis

Kathy Voorhis faced her re-occurrence of breast cancer with courage and a positive attitude, continuing her life and Race for the Cure volunteer commitments without slowing down. She has been a fierce breast health advocate who fought for her own treatment and care after multiple misdiagnoses. Kathy was the driving force who connected the radio program “Martini in the Morning” to Race for the Cure as a sponsor. She shared her story during live interviews and her upbeat approach reached and inspired untold listeners.

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