Komen St. Louis’ 2015 Survivor of the Year: Lillie Thomas

Breast cancer survivors comprise the largest group of cancer survivors in the U.S. We know every life counts in the battle against breast cancer. It was our pleasure to recognize one particular breast cancer survivor at our 6th Annual Power of the Promise luncheon.

2015 Komen St. Louis Survivor of the Year Lillie Thomas with Komen St. Louis Executive Director Helen Chesnut

2015 Komen St. Louis Survivor of the Year Lillie Thomas with Komen St. Louis Executive Director Helen Chesnut

Lillie Thomas’ original involvement with Komen St. Louis was as a member of an organization that received a Komen St. Louis community grant. It was through this connection that she saw firsthand the ways in which Komen St. Louis funding helps women in need.

From then on, Lillie has served Komen St. Louis as a devoted volunteer. She has led our grants committee and most recently represented our mission at the Komen Advocacy Summit in Washington, DC. In our nation’s capital, Lillie and hundreds of other passionate breast cancer advocates shared with our nation’s leaders the value of cancer screening programs.

Lillie is an 18-year breast cancer survivor who has committed herself to making a difference every step of the way. She embodies the mission of Komen St. Louis. It is an honor to fight breast cancer with her at our side.

Congratulations, Lillie, on your recognition as Komen St. Louis’ 2015 Survivor of the Year!

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