Kelly, Chelsea and Carly Herda

In Honor of Cory Johnson

Kelly, an active volunteer for WBCC, and her daughters have previously created an “In Memoriam” chair for RCA honoring Kelly’s mother and grandmother, who both lost their lives to breast cancer. This year they are honoring the survivorship of Kelly’s childhood friend, Cory Johnson who was diagnosed at age 49. Kelly wanted to honor her friend as a positive and inspiring woman who beat cancer, joined Aurora Health Care’s Team Phoenix and then took a leadership role in helping other survivors with their recovery. “She’s beaten breast cancer and now she’s running 5Ks and bringing other survivors with her!” Cory says her survivorship has been about “living life to the fullest. It was a springboard for what I want to be going forward. I’m looking forward to the future and not allowing myself to be defined by breast cancer.”