Story of ME STRONG

The five ME STRONG founding members along with the support of some special volunteers host a variety of events in Central Florida to support the ME STRONG mission. Through a grant process, ME STRONG offers assistance to cancer patients treading to stay financially afloat while undergoing cancer treatment. What sets ME STRONG apart from many other cancer charities is that it is not disease, age, or gender specific. ME STRONG supports Central Floridians with all types of cancer including men, women and children. Tim Cook, CEO of Florida Hospital DeLand, shared these words, “Cancer patients find support through ME STRONG that would not otherwise be available to them. Florida Hospital is blessed to partner with ME STRONG to care for the cancer patients of our community.” In addition to offering financial support to individuals, ME STRONG also funds a generous research grant to the Society of Gynecologic Oncology each year in support of finding a cure.

Our Valuable Team Members

Linda Ryan
Linda Ryan
Linda is a three time cancer survivor. She was raised in Lexington, Massachusetts and received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Management from University of Massachusetts. Her professional and personal experience in the health care industry drives her to find innovative ways for ME STRONG to fund research projects in the battle against cancer.
Barbara Underhill
Barbara Underhill
Barbara received her Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Stetson University. She brings her twenty years of a career in finance to the operations of ME STRONG by managing budgeting and accounting needs. Barbara’s engaging personality and determination to make things happen are reflected in her role as ME STRONG”s municipality liaison.
Kim Winters
Kim Winters
Kim received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Education from the University of Central Florida. After experiencing a rewarding and extensive career in education she chose to open the doors to a new chapter in her life by committing her time to the development of ME STRONG. As an educator Kim was often recognized for her outstanding communication skills and her ability to build positive relationships.
Kathy Guyer
Kathy Guyer
Kathy is a native of DeLeon Springs/ Pierson Florida. Her artistic eye and appreciation for design assists ME STRONG in creating promotional social media. ME STRONG events are captured through Kathy’s passion and talent for photography. Her artistic photography skills are often sought after for weddings, special events, and individual/family portraits.
Kimberly Martin
Kimberly Martin
Kimberly received her Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Education from Clemson University and went on to receive her Masters Degree from Stetson University. The knowledge and skills she received from her extensive career in education has been invaluable to the operations, planning, and success of ME STRONG. Kimberly’s innate desire for service to better the lives of others is evident in the many leadership positions she has held in numerous civic organizations. She welcomes challenges and has a gift for multi-tasking the many logistics and obstacles that come along with managing large events.

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