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Kay Yow loses battle with breast cancer

janie44 Member Posts: 25

Kay Yow, coach of the NC State girl's basketball team lost her 21 year battle with BC early this morning.  A friend emailed me from NC this morning and I found the following link.  This was truly a remarkable lady.


  • celia088
    celia088 Member Posts: 975
    edited January 2009

    janie44, what an inspiring woman she was.  thanks for the article.


  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Member Posts: 1
    edited January 2009

    I always admired Kay for her strength and courage in the face of this beast.  I'm so sorry she has left us.

  • yellowrose
    yellowrose Member Posts: 181
    edited January 2009

    Thanks for the link.  She was an admirable woman.

  • bluewillow
    bluewillow Member Posts: 28
    edited January 2009

    I'm so glad to see the link about Coach Yow here.  To see someone live their life as full and complete after a breast cancer diagnosis is a wonderful inspiration to me. She lived life to the fullest, was greatly admired by many, inspired and taught so many people, and she will be remembered always.  What a wonderful legacy. 

    Here is another link worthy of checking out:

  • 2Twentyeight
    2Twentyeight Member Posts: 5
    edited January 2009

    Coach Yow was a remarkable lady.  Yes, we all need to be thankful for every day.

  • lvtwoqlt
    lvtwoqlt Member Posts: 765
    edited January 2009

    I don't know what else to say about her that hasn't been said here. I never met her but from all the news stories and interviews of former students and friends she was a classy lady and inspiring to all those around her. On the local news they showed clips of her team playing a game from a couple of years ago in pink jerseys and all had her name across the back where their name should have been.


  • bourscheid
    bourscheid Member Posts: 43
    edited January 2009

    Our high school girls basketball team is going to honor Yow at their next home game by wearing either pink shoelaces or armbands.

    Condolences to her family, friends and players.


  • holligoog
    holligoog Member Posts: 10
    edited September 2009

    Yow is a HERO!

    What Cancer CANNOT Do~
    It cannot cripple Love
    It cannot shatter Hope
    It cannot corrode Faith
    It cannot destroy Peace
    It cannot kill Friendship
    It cannot suppress Memories
    It cannot silence Courage
    It cannot invade the Soul
    It cannot steal Eternal Life
    It cannot conquer the Spirit.

    -Author Unknown

    Love & prayers~

  • holligoog
    holligoog Member Posts: 10
    edited January 2010

    "Hoops for Hope" is Feb. 14th, 2010 at NC State to honor Kay Yow. Proceeds go to BC research.

  • jmassey0123
    jmassey0123 Member Posts: 1
    edited August 2011

    Thanks for the articles..very brave woman indeed!