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Cancer Sucks Party continues to grow [HD]

Kimber Westphall
Cancer Sucks Party continues to grow [HD]

Candice Meredith lost her father Yogi Casas to a battle with cancer. Saturday night marked the fifth anniversary of the annual Cancer Sucks Party in his honor. Beneficiaries of the event include Live Strong and the Cancer Foundation for Life. Meredith also participates in cycling events raising awareness for cancer. She attaches ribbons with names of individuals with cancer to the back of her jersey.

“I’m a cancer survivor,” said Eddie Vaughn. “I’m about nine and a half years out from non hodgkin’s lymphoma and I’ve been supporting this cause ever since they started.”

“My dad was diagnosed in 2005 with Stage 4 Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer,” said Candice Meredith. “It is emotional. I find that a lot of people when you go through cancer it’s tough. It is such a tough journey to live through and I think that so many people probably enjoy a break from it but I have never been able to do that. It’s just a drive in me.”

Meredith says she’s looking forward to the funds being put to use in her own community.

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Kimber Westphall

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Kimber Westphall is a journalist with the Midwest gal charm. She grew up in Wichita, Kansas where she honed her journalism skills from an early age, always on a quest for that breaking story. When attending the University of Kansas, Kimber put her design skills to the test, spending many late nights in the newsroom as The Universtiy Daily Kansan’s Design Chief. Kimber was a member of the KUJH-TV news staff, both in front of and behind the camera. She started out as a stage manager and audio operator, eventually being promoted to Host and Web Producer of Jayhawks Sports Talk. Through out her Journalistic endeavors, Kimber completed freelance assignments for The Wichita Business Journal and Splurge! Magazine; both Wichita, KS publications. Then, Kimber was offered an assignment she couldn’t pass up. This assignment involved her passport as she traveled on an international press conference to London, representing Adjourn Magazine, based out of Los Angeles. Kimber now works for an advertising agency in Dallas, TX in the Creative Department. Kimber’s main focus is on designing print and web materials. When she is not hitting hard advertising deadlines, she is teaching fitness classes at LA Fitness. In conjunction with teaching five days a week, Kimber recently completed the Washington D.C. Marathon. Kimber is documenting all her fitness adventures, from flying trapeze lessons to Zumba classes on her column, “Blogging Fitness with Kimberly Westphall” on the site midwestsportsfans.com.


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