Episode Summary

In this Pink Podcast episode, Cora Beth and Meade Hartfield share the heart-warming story of their mother Sherry's love, her courage, support from her friends, and her deep faith in Jesus Christ. To the amazement, wonder and gratitude of her daughters, friends, and doctors, Sherry defied the odds and lived five and a half years beyond what was expected. Sherry's daughters remember her today as "Team Sherry" in the Metro Jackson Race for the Cure, coming up April 13, 2019 in downtown Jackson, Mississippi.

Episode Notes

Hosted by Catherine Young, and Molly May Special Guests, Cora Beth Hartfield and Meade Hartfield

All Sherry Hartfield was expecting that day was a little helpful doctor’s advice with her blood pressure medicine.

Instead, Sherry showed her doctor a rash that led to a mammogram, revealing stage 4 inflammatory breast cancer, one of the rarest and most aggressive forms. Immediately, Sherry called her daughters, Cora Beth and Meade, letting them know of her diagnosis.

Quickly, Sherry got a glimpse of how strong her daughters could be when the need is there.
Sherry moved in with her daughter, Cora Beth, and both Cora Beth and Meade became their mother’s caregivers. Cora Beth and Meade stepped into action educating themselves about inflammatory breast cancer, and providing their mother with the love, support, encouragement, nurturing, and God’s ever-present strength to endure.

In this Pink Podcast episode Cora Beth and Meade share the heart-warming story of their mother’s love, her courage, support from her friends, and her deep faith in Jesus Christ. To the amazement, wonder and gratitude of Sherry Hartfield’s daughters, friends, and doctors, she defied the odds and lived five and a half years beyond what was expected. Sherry died in August 2017.

Each year, Cora Beth and Meade continue the memory of their mother through “Team Sherry,” by participating in the Susan G. Komen “Race for the Cure,” the largest and most successful fundraising event for breast cancer ever created. Join Cora Beth and Meade and hundreds of others on April 13, 2019, in downtown Jackson, MS, as we celebrate survivorship and remember those who have lost their fight to the disease.

Unlike other races, 85% of funds raised in the “Race for the Cure” remain in Mississippi helping our local community fund breast cancer education, and breast cancer screening and treatment projects. Please register now at www.komenmemphisms.org, EVENTS, “Metro Jackson Race for the Cure,” and join the largest breast cancer fund raiser in 60 countries worldwide.

About the Show

A production of Susan G. Komen Memphis-MidSouth Mississippi. Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Komen Memphis-MidSouth Mississippi is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community. Through events like the Race for the Cure®, Komen Memphis-Midsouth Mississippi has raised and invested almost $14 million in community breast health programs in West Tennessee and the state of Mississippi and contributed over $3.8 million to research. For more information, call 901.757.8686 or visit komenmemphisms.org