Lynx Honor Inspiring Woman, Carissa Vincent

August 1, 2016

The Minnesota Lynx honored inspiring woman Carissa Vincent on July 15th at center court for her outstanding volunteer work throughout the Minneapolis community.

As a stage 3 breast cancer survivor, diagnosed at age 39, Carissa is using her personal experience as an opportunity to inspire and encourage other young women diagnosed with breast cancer. Carissa is an advocate through her state leader role for the Young Survival Coalition, and is a one to one guide to newly diagnosed women through the Firefly Sisterhood, and a retreat volunteer for Little Pink Houses of Hope.

On top of all of those responsibilities, Carissa still finds time to be actively involved with Gilda’s Club Twin Cities and the Allina Health Breast Cancer Patient Advisory Council. Not only has her exceptional work in the community made her a stronger individual, according to Carissa, it’s made her a stronger wife and mother.

Minnesota Lynx Director of Business Operations, Carley Knox, along with Lydia Botham and Peter Janzen from Land O’Lakes presented Carissa with a team signed basketball and the Inspiring Woman commemorative award.

Congratulations to Carissa Vincent on your amazing work and continue to be an inspiring woman that so many people look up to!