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Survivor Profile: HCS Board Member Donna Frazier back button


I was diagnosed with breast cancer during my oldest daughter's senior year in high school, October 2004. I found out late on a Friday afternoon driving down Highway 280 headed home to get ready for the Spain Park/Vestavia football game. My two oldest daughters were on the varsity cheerleading squad for Spain Park at the time and we were playing at Vestavia. That was a hard night for me because my girls looked so happy cheering on the field while I sat there watching them and trying to figure out how in the world I was going to tell them. That was eight years ago and today, October 20, 2012, I have all three of my daughters walking by my side as we participate in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure at Linn Park in Birmingham. My oldest daughter, Haley, flew in from Dallas for the race. Kendall graduated from Auburn University last year and is currently working in Birmingham. Mackenzie attends Auburn University and drove in for the race. Today was a special day for the Frazier girls!

Not only were the Frazier girls walking with Hoover City Schools for Linda Goodwin, but also my Mom who was diagnosed with breast cancer last year. I have served on the Hoover School Board for seven years and I was proud to walk with Linda today and other ladies in our school system. Hoover High school cheerleaders and Spain Park cheerleaders were at the race today cheering for all participants. There were a group of teachers from Greystone Elementary at the race also. Myra Miles sent me pics of the Hoover High football team playing in pink cleats at their football game last night. Josh Niblett and his coaches were wearing pink shirts at the ballgame last night also. I feel certain there are many others in our school system who recognized or participated in some form or fashion for breast cancer awareness month.

This is the first Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure I have ever participated in, however, I can hardly wait to participate again next year. I would love for my Mom to walk with me and my three daughters next year. I am so thankful the month of October has been nationally recognized as breast cancer awareness month. Routine mamograms are extremely important because early detection is critical. Thanks to the thousands of people who participated this morning in the 21st Anniversary Celebration of the Komen North Central Alabama Race for the Cure.

-Mrs. Donna Frazier 

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