A star player for the WNBA's Sacramento Monarchs, Edna was diagnosed with breast cancer during her second season. She continued to live a normal life throughout her treatment and played basketball in spite of the cancer, becoming an inspiring symbol to many survivors. During the 2006 season, fans nominated Edna's victory over breast cancer as "one of the top four WNBA Decade Anniversary moments."
Diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in 1986, Kathy LaTour underwent a modified radical mastectomy and chemotherapy for one malignant lymph node. Since her diagnosis of breast cancer at the age of 37, she helped found and now serves as Editor at Large for CURE: Cancer, Updates, Research & Education, a national quarterly magazine serving the informed cancer patient.
When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive. Instead, Malala's miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At sixteen, she has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize. I AM MALALA is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls' education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons. I AM MALALA will make you believe in the power of one person's voice to inspire change in the world.
Olivia Newton-John lends her name to the Cancer & Wellness Centre at Austin Hospital because she believes strongly and passionately in its philosophy. Olivia was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992 and that same weekend her father died from liver cancer. She underwent a partial mastectomy and breast reconstruction and is currently cancer-free for more than two decades.