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The Fifth Annual Jane Burt Williams Memorial Golf Classic

Thank you to our sponsors and golfers who raised $57,000 for behavioral health, chronic disease management, physical rehabilitation and education at the Fifth Annual Jane Burt Williams Memorial Golf Classic on Oct. 1. Your donations will improve lives in the Thomasville and Davidson County community through the Novant Health Wellness and Education Center.

Mobile Mammograhy Unit

Hundreds of Mecklenburg County’s most vulnerable residents will be able to have life-saving mammography screenings and diagnostic services at no cost to prevent late-stage breast cancer diagnoses, thanks to our partnership with National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF).

‘Knowledge is power’

Armanda O’Leary and her family know firsthand what it means to persevere through the highs and lows of personal health. They have experienced breast cancer, severe COVID-19 complications and devastating job loss. Now, they’re using their story of resilience to support essential breast healthcare for women in need through the Novant Health Foundation mammography fund.

Journey to a ‘Crazy Perfect Life.’

She was 42 years old at the time of her diagnosis — a successful financial adviser and a married mother of two girls, ages 11 and 14. She had the life she thought she wanted. Then, she found a lump and was thrust into a battle with stage 2 breast cancer.

An advocate for her community

Blythe Leonard is the CEO and founder of Blythe Leonard LLC and BL Maker’s Market. The Thomasville native is on a mission to help her community thrive by increasing small business ownership and community-oriented events. She’s putting that mission into action this month, spearheading The Big Pink Chair Project and Pink Day event. Both are open to the entire community and will help give the gift of a mammogram to women in need.

‘A mammogram is the gift of life’

Karen Morning Roseboro, chief officer for choice and magnet schools for Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools, is celebrating four years as a breast cancer survivor, and her journey began with her first-ever mammogram at the age of 40.