The Komen cause is special to the Cardinals every year, but this season we're walking for a family member - our Honorary Team Captain, Mindy Strauss.
As one of the inaugural volunteers for the team's charity, Cardinals Care, Mindy has selflessly dedicated over 20 years supporting the foundation's mission of caring for kids rarely missing an opportunity to serve.
However, in November of 2019, life threw Mindy a curveball when she discovered a lump in her breast. In January of 2020, Mindy began 20 weeks of chemotherapy – a demanding journey riddled with hair loss and side effects, made even more challenging by the isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic. But in May, Mindy got to 'ring the bell' signaling the end of chemo. Shortly after, she proactively underwent a double mastectomy and reconstruction surgery, and today, doctors say there is no cancer left in her body.
This year, our team walks in support of Mindy’s journey. She's given so much to our organization as a volunteer, and she's constantly rooting us on as a fan. Now, it's our turn to cheer for her. We hope you'll join us as we celebrate our survivor!