Making Strides with FOX17
Darrell Waltrip says: It's the people like Deb who have an impact on us.
At his car dealership in Franklin, racing legend Darrell Waltrip put Fox 17's Promotions and Special Events Director Deb Williams, on a pedestal.
Waltrip says: We want to give you this trophy. Do you have a lot of trophies?
Deb: No no. Well this may be your first.
Deb: This is my first.
Waltrip's Hometown Hero award goes to Deb because of her tireless efforts helping sick children at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
while at the same time battling breast cancer.
Deb Williams says: I know how scary it was for me to go through and so much for me to comprehend I can't even begin to imagine what that must be like for a 8 year old or the parents of a sick child going through that.
Deb's diagnosis coincided with Nashville's Dream Home Giveaway--- a campaign she's helped make St. Jude's largest fundraiser in the country. So, what did Deb do? She put sick children before her own medical needs.
Steve Williams/ Deb Williams explains: She said I've got to put off my reconstructive surgery and she put it off until after the st jude dream home giveaway so that's how unselfish she is.
Darrell Waltrip: What a great attitude she has and I think it's important to honor people like Deb because it lifts us up.
Deb's Fox 17 family has stood by her as she battled back and we were honored to be with her again as Waltrip made public what we at Fox 17 already knew..
Deb Williams says: I'm absolutely overwhelmed I just I have no words. I have no words I'm so grateful and so honored this is happening. I really am.
Making Strides with FOX17
Making a difference is easy to do...one step at a time. Join Kelly Sutton and the whole FOX17 team at the 20th Anniversary of the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. We have started the FOX17 Team page and invite you to walk with us so that more women in Middle Tennessee can celebrate more birthdays!
Every step and every penny makes a difference in fighting this disease, so if you can't walk with us, you can still help by donating. Making Strides events are a celebration of survival - an occasion to express hope and our shared goal to end a disease that threatens the lives of so many people we love.
Your reason for supporting the American Cancer Society Making Strides walk is as unique and special as the story that motivates you. More than likely, you've been affected by breast cancer in some way, and our Making Strides walk empowers you to make a difference and fight back. This is your opportunity to honor breast cancer survivors, remember those we have lost to this disease, and raise funds and awareness to help end it forever.
Thank you from all of us at FOX17!