May 3, 2018 – FRISCO, TX – National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF), with Presenting Sponsor Nature Nate’s Honey Co., is honored to announce the finalists for their Women of Hope Awards luncheon. The winners for each category will be awarded at the event to be held on Thursday, May 10th at Verona Villa in Frisco. The 2018 Women of Hope Award finalists are:

Advocate of the Year: Someone who publicly supports the cause of breast cancer

·          Sue de Mille Minyard

·          Wendi McGowan-Ellis

·          April Samuels

Caregiver of the Year: A caregiver who puts the needs of others ahead of their own

·          Rachel Cordry

·          Carrie Himel

·          Donna Keaton

Courage/Survivor of the Year: A survivor who has faced their diagnosis with courage & strength

·          Angela Carmichael

·          Amy Patel

·          Billye Peery

Medical Professional of the Year: A medical professional who goes above and beyond for their patients as they face one of life’s greatest challenges

·          Karen Anderson

·          Dr. Meghan Hansen

Legacy/Family of the Year: Someone who has passed away and left an honorable legacy

·          Gwynn McGregor Family

In addition to these finalists, two individuals will be honored at the luncheon with a Founder’s Award and a Lifetime Achievement Award.  To have been considered for the 2018 Women of Hope Awards, the nominated women must have provided significant leadership and contribution to the North Texas community throughout her career and live or work in Collin or Denton county.

About National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.®:
Recognized as one of the leading breast cancer organizations in the world, National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) is Helping Women Now® by providing early detection, education and support services to those affected by breast cancer.  A recipient of Charity Navigator’s highest 4-star rating for thirteen years, NBCF provides support through their National Mammography ProgramPatient NavigationBeyond The Shock®, breast health education, and research programs. For more information, please visit

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