The Lynx continued their Inspiring Women platform on Aug. 12, honoring Marti Madden.
As the Lynx had their Breast Health Awareness Night, the team honored Madden, who is a breast cancer survivor and a peer mentor for Firefly Sisterhood.
“I found it a complete honor to be recognized by the Lynx on Breast Health Awareness Night,” Madden said. “This disease affects one in eight women at some point during their lifetime. Spreading awareness that this cancer could affect any of us – even without a family history – is very important to me. I appreciate the Lynx providing a platform to continue to spread this important message.”
Madden was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 55. After successful treatment, she became a mentor in the Firefly Sisterhood’s One-To-One Matching Program. That program fosters one-to-on connections between women recently diagnosed with breast cancer and inspirations survivors.
“I certainly did not think I would actually be chosen – there are many others who do tremendous work in this area!,” Madden said. “I consider this honor to be a ‘team’ recognition , to be shared with all my Firefly Sisters. I definitely felt honored and a bit overwhelmed to be singled out!”
Madden was presented with a team-signed ball by Vice President of Lynx Business Operations Carley Knox.