Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Woman of the Year Candidate: Kim Carter
Kim Carter is a candidate for the inaugural Woman of the Year candidates for the North Texas Chapter and is a longtime supporter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). She was instrumental in implementing a multi-year partnership between the Big D Climb and her former employer, 24 Hour Fitness. Kim's motivation to raise money for LLS is very personal. Read below to learn the source of her motivation and her plans for her Woman of the Year campaign.
Vice President, Sales and Operations for The Dean's List
Connection to Blood Cancers:
My journey to support blood cancer research began in October 2003 when my mother, Johanna Elizabeth Carter, lost her battle with leukemia. (Watch Kim's moving video about her mother by clicking here.) I vowed then to support blood cancer research and have continued in the following years to support an organization in Indianapolis that provided free housing for families while cancer patients were receiving treatment. Over a three year period, starting in 2010, I engaged my employer, 24 Hour Fitness, to become a corporate sponsor of the Big D Climb.
I plan to document my journey via social media and share my mom's story with everyone I come in contact with during this 10 week campaign. To kick it off, I created this video that talks about my mother and our family's experience during her leukemia battle.
Upcoming Fundraising Event:
I will be hosting a wine tasting event on May 28th and the proceeds will go towards my fundraising efforts. You can learn more about this event on my fundraising page.
Why Should You Be the Woman of the Year in North Texas:
I have been supported and participated on behalf of LLS since 2003 via various fundraising activities. In addition, I have encouraged everyone I know to participate in raising funds and awareness for research.
Where Can People Follow You:
1. My campaign website: http://www.mwoy.org/pages/ntx/dfw15/kcarter
2. Join me in my Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Challenge by posting who and why you chose to donate on your Facebook page. Tag me in your post via my MWOY fundraising page.
You can purchase tickets or tables to the Man and Woman of the Year Grand Finale on Saturday, May 30th at www.mwoy.org/ntx and find out who wins in person!