Six Survivors Chosen for Passion for Defeating Breast Cancer; Will Serve as Ambassadors
for Susan G. Komen MORE THAN PINK Walk in West Palm Beach on January 29, 2022
West Palm Beach, FL – December 17, 2021 – Susan G. Komen Florida announced today the 2022 Ford Warriors in Pink. The six survivors were chosen for their passion for defeating breast cancer and will serve as ambassadors for Komen as well as the Komen MORE THAN PINK Walk in West Palm Beach on Saturday, January 29, 2022.
The 2022 Ford Warriors in Pink demonstrate that breast cancer can strike anyone, regardless of family history, age, ethnicity or race. They will carry their message of breast cancer awareness to their own communities and act collectively to build support for Komen’s 360-degree approach to the fight against breast cancer by taking action, focusing on research, connecting people to care and impacting communities in need.
“The personal triumphs these six women have realized on their breast cancer journeys is nothing short of amazing,” said Tia Isoff-Celestin, Development Director, Susan G. Komen Florida. “As Warriors, they are accomplishing in their own communities what Komen strives to do all across world—take action, connect with others, and impact lives – and we are proud to stand with them this year.”
The 2022 Komen Florida Ford Warriors in Pink are:
- Sherri Boyce, 57, Jupiter: Sherri is a Certified High School Counselor and Director at Glades Central Community High School. She grew up in Hicksville, NY, and has been living in Florida for 20 years. She has two wonderful children, a daughter and a son, who are both in their early 20’s living independently. Sherri enjoys paddling water sports, walking, crocheting, and reading.
- Sara Duff, 36, Loxahatchee: Sara is a Human Resources Manager for Buckeye Plumbing, Inc. She was born and raised in Loxahatchee where she still resides with her husband of 14 years and two children, ages 11 and 6. When she isn’t working, Sara loves spending time with her family, traveling, boating, and playing volleyball with her daughter.
- Sharon Perry, 52, Jupiter: Sharon has worked in Human Resources for Florida Power and Light for the past 25 years. She was born and raised in Williamsburg, Virginia, and moved to Florida at age 15. She and her husband, Scott, have 5 children ranging from 25-33 years old and 1 grandson. Sharon lives in Jupiter Farms with her husband, one of her sons and their two dogs, Sassy and Elsa.
- Kelly Stephens, 35, Boynton Beach: Kelly is a cosmetologist who recently went back to school to get her bachelor’s degree in Business Entrepreneurship and Innovative Leadership and will graduate in May 2022. She moved to South Florida in March 2020 after living in Western North Carolina for 10 years. She is an animal lover, having volunteered with rescue organizations in NC, and is an avid scuba diver, currently working towards getting her master diver certification.
- Danette Volmy, 38, West Palm Beach: Danette is a nurse living in West Palm Beach with her parents and two children, 12-year-old son, Damari, and 10-year-old daughter, Zari. Danette is the youngest of 8 children, has a passion for people and loves helping others.
Chakela Montgomery, 40, West Palm Beach, who is also a Warrior in Pink, recently passed away.
The 2022 Ford Warriors in Pink will share their experiences with the community throughout the year and have a special role during the Susan G. Komen 2022 MORE THAN PINK Walk in West Palm Beach on January 29, 2022.
Photos of the 2022 Ford Warriors in Pink: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/0e8objc93w5ziwj/AADPtJR9ekmP8Ton7ub_P02ha?dl=0
To learn more about the Komen MORE THAN PINK Walk and Warriors in Pink, visit komen.org/WPBWalk.
About Susan G. Komen®
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