Saturday, January 24, 2009

NCSU loses great coach

As most of you know we're from NC and my son and husband both love NC State University athletics. I happen to be a diehard Tarheel fan.
They are definite rivals on the court and on the field but today
all fans are joined together in mourning the loss of
NC State's women's basketball coach Kay Yow.

She has been a warrior in fighting breast cancer for over 20 years but
that fight ended this morning.
She was 66 years old.

This is not the first time NC State athletics has been affected
by cancer's touch. You may remember their men's basketball
coach Jim Valvano who passed away from cancer in 1993.

Let's join together in saying a prayer for anyone who is or has been

touched by this vicious disease and please don't put off

getting mammograms - early detection is key.


wendy said...

Such a nice tribute post. She will be missed.

Jerri Lynn @ Southern Sassyness said...

Wow...what a fighter! I'm sure she will be missed!

tardevil said...

I couldn't have said it better. Having lived in Raleigh, I ran into her at restaurants quite a bit, and I was very sad to hear she lost her fight...or we lost another one of us to breast cancer! I've left you an award over at my bloggerita, so be sure to come by & pick it up! LOL!

Susie Harris said...

I wish I loved sports... my husband does too~

Ruby Red Slippers said...

I am sorry to hear that. She will be missed.
What a sweet post.

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

How sad! Great tribute! My dad was a wolfpack grad, and I remember when Valvano (sp?) passed away! My brother went to his basketball camp years before.

I appreciated your previous post! I have days like those and am so glad I am not alone, although I wouldn't wish them on anyone! LOL! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

Jessica said...

My SIL just had a double masectomy and is on radiation. Thanks for reminding us all about staying aware. Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm having a great give away, you should enter to win. :)

Remodeling Guy said...

Sad story, but it sounds like she made a huge impact on many lives!
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