KDI Fight Club is the Foundation's campaign to increase involvement and funds for American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.
The Foundation will annually induct an honorary member of the community into the KDI Fight Club at Pink Ball.
Read about our 2022 recipient, Veronica Kraft.
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Veronica shared her experience as a breast cancer survivor with KDI Cares. Board member Crystal Manning conveyed those words at the 2022 Pink Ball dinner prior to announcing her as the 2022 Honoree:
"Feeling a lump, which I first thought I could put off until I was “less busy” led to a whirlwind of tests, imaging and biopsies. Waiting on the test results, hearing “you have cancer” definitely floored me. I am youngest of nine, 6 sisters, my mother 88, my grandmothers living to 89 & 92 how could it be that I have breast cancer with no family history?? I learned it can happen to anyone.
When life throws you a curveball, you have to hit it out of the park. There was no way to know the outcome when this journey started. Fear of the unknown was there & still rears its ugly head sometimes, but I am grateful. Grateful the people that were/are there for me. Grateful for my doctors/team. Grateful for the American Cancer Society but most of all grateful to be celebrating 10 years cancer free this November and being here to meet my beautiful granddaughter, Edie Margot. I know not everyone’s path leads where mine did."
Congratulations again on being this year's recipient and on your 10 year milestone, Veronica! You are a true warrior and an inspiration. We are honored to have you as our first inductee.
The Foundation Board Members were introduced to Veronica a few years ago at Pink Ball and listened to how she took on her fight with breast cancer; in the end, the fight became her passion. She went on to volunteer with the American Cancer Society so she could give back to others in same way so many others were there for her in her time of need.
When the Foundation decided to introduce Fight Club this year and chose Veronica to be our first inductee, we had no idea how big of a year this was for her. A few days prior to our selection, the Board learned that this year she was celebrating a signifiant anniversary - 10 years cancer free! It may have been a coincidence but to KDI Cares, it was another sign of how right she was for this induction. And we were so proud to honor her.