ME STRONG; a rapidly growing charity committed to serving Central Floridians battling cancer and to funding groundbreaking research in pursuit of a cure.

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Founding Members

Linda Ryan
Linda Ryan
Barbara Underhill
Barbara Underhill
Kim Winters
Kim Winters
Kimberly Martin
Kimberly Martin
Kathy Guyer
Kathy Guyer

Our Story 

On January 28, 2012 the first ME STRONG Linda’s Run for the Dream took place in Historic DeLand, Florida. The race was initiated when four women, Kim Winters, Barbara Underhill, Kim Martin, and Kathy Guyer wanted to honor their friend Linda Ryan who was diagnosed with recurrent cervical cancer at the age of 43.

The inaugural ME STRONG Linda’s Run for the Dream was an overwhelming success with nearly 1,000 participants of all athletic abilities and ages. The funds raised from the event went toward assisting community members battling cancer and cancer research.

Together the five women behind ME STRONG then took their message and charitable donations to a larger stage, a charitable organization dedicated to assisting the friends, families, and individuals battling cancer and supporting groundbreaking research.

In May of 2016, after four years of no evidence of disease, Linda learned her cancer had returned. She continues to be open and candid about sharing her personal journey in hopes to support others who are also in this unchosen arena.

The ME STRONG 5k continues to be an annual event. It has grown to be the largest 5k hosted in Volusia County. In addition to the annual 5k, ME STRONG hosts a variety of events that promote healthy living and strong communities.

The 3rd Annual ME STRONG 5k walk/run will be Saturday, September 26 2015.
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Linda Ryan

Barbara Underhill

Kim Winters

Kim Martin

Kathy Guyer

info@mestrong.net

lryan@mestrong.net

bunderhill@mestrong.net

kwinters@mestrong.net

kmartin@mestrong.net

kguyer@mestrong.net

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