She's a winner on and off the basketball court. Smith won the fight with her breast cancer thanks, in part to a breast self-exam.
"I think my life right now would be very different had I not stumbled upon my tumor," said Smith.
She also credits the treatment and support she received at Bloomington-Normal's
"When a patient feels it within his or her heart to share the message of what we do with others, that really speaks volumes,” said Dr. Shermian Woodhouse of the
Coach Smith and her team have made blankets for patients at the
When it is complete, the center will nearly double in size and include a state-of-the-art conference center, healing garden and café.
Smith's fund-raising doesn't end with the
She's the honorary chair of the Bloomington-Normal race for the Cure in September. Dollars raised through the race help support research and local community health grants like the center's Pink Partner program.
To register for the Bloomington-Normal race log on to komenmemorial.org.
And don't forget to do your breast self-exam today and remind a friend to do the same.