Spirit of Courage Award
The Nancy Owens Spirit of Courage Award recognizes extraordinary courage in the face of adversity resulting from the diagnosis of cancer.
The Nancy Owens Memorial Foundation was created in the name and honor of Nancy Owens, who enjoyed a long, successful real estate career spanning several decades. Nancy embodied such a bold spirit as she fought hard and won her battle against breast cancer—not once, but twice!
During her life, Nancy became a role model for so many of her peers. It was Nancy’s dream and wish that if she had survived her third, and final, battle with breast cancer, she would help in the fight against this terrible disease. Nancy lost her battle with breast cancer in September 2001.
This award reflects the courage of an extraordinary individual who has fought the battle against cancer—and won!
Donna Vallone is a 9-year breast cancer survivor because of early detection at her annual mammogram. She is passionate about spreading the work to women of all ages to be diligent in scheduling their mammograms as they saved her life.read more
Lourdes Hernandez counts herself blessed to be here and to have the privilege to serve as a “breast cancer volunteer activist.” Over the last 20 years, she has given her heart, soul, wisdom, passion, and thousands of volunteer hours to battling this disease and helping others.read more