Christi has worked with the City of Knoxville as Senior Director of Public Works, and served as Legal Counsel and Managing Broker for Partners Development, which received a United States Chamber Blue Ribbon Small Business Award in 2012 and 2013. She also established Grace Construction in 2003. Grace Construction was selected as the general contractor for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and was named 2012 Builder of the Year by the Home Builders Association of Greater Knoxville. She is licensed to practice law in the State of Tennessee, and she is a licensed Principal Broker. Christi aims to help people understand that you can fight, survive and even thrive after being diagnosed with cancer. April 1, 2016 will mark 16 years since her stage 3 colon cancer diagnosis.
Cindy has drawn on a strong background in journalism, public relations, and marketing to direct Corporate Communications for Scripps Networks, Interactive. Over the years, Cindy has garnered numerous awards, earning her recognition as one of the Most Powerful Women in Cable and as Woman of the Year in Media and Entertainment. Cindy is currently the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Marketing Officer with Random Acts of Flowers. As someone with a background in athletics, Cindy has maintained a healthy lifestyle and enjoys a variety of outdoor activities. Since being diagnosed in August 2013 with cholangeocarcinoma, an incurable and inoperable biliary liver cancer, she has continued to emphasize her health in addition to relying on her faith, friends and family while aggressively pursuing the most advanced treatment options available.
Mike is a founder and CEO of Knoxville-based Medical Waste of America, Medical Supplies of America and Hatcher-Hill Properties, and a founder and former Chief Operating Officer of TeamHealth. In 2015, he joined Four Bridges Capital Advisors as senior advisor. He is a certified public accountant with more than 40 years of experience in finance and operations. He also was a founding investor in Nutritional Support Services, Ltd. and White Stone Group. Hatcher sits on the board of directors for East Tennessee’s Mountain Commerce Bank and The Convenience Network. Mike is a prostate cancer survivor is who found emotional and spiritual healing, and ultimately recovery from cancer at the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge.
Michael Holtz, APR, is a motivational speaker and author of It's Not Harder Than Cancer: The Mindsets You Need to Survive and Thrive After Serious Illness, in which he shares the life lessons he learned during his battle with stage-3b rectal cancer. He is a public relations and marketing practitioner, currently working for Envirolutionary. He works as Director of Community Assessment and Health Promotion for the Knox County Health Department. Michael is an active volunteer, serving as Tennessee State Lead Ambassador for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, the advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society.
Janet is the mother of two children, Jennings and Wyatt, and stepmother of Chris and Taylor Shomaker. She was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer when her youngest children were 1 and 5 years old. The good news is she will celebrate her 10th year of being cancer free in April of 2016. The bad news is that Janet asked God for ten more years to raise her children upon her diagnosis in 2006. She is hopeful for bonus decades! Janet has been fortunate to work with many women in Knoxville through their breast cancer experiences by encouraging women to take charge of their treatment plans, accept helping hands even when they've always been the "giver," and to remain positive and hopeful.
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