Survivors Parade

Kentucky Oaks 141 Survivors Parade

For the seventh year, the Survivors Parade presented by Kroger with supporting sponsor Kindred Healthcare will take place on Kentucky Oaks Day, Friday, May 1st, 2015! The Survivors Parade is a march of breast and ovarian cancer survivors, which takes place on Churchill Downs’ historic racetrack. This year, 141 breast and ovarian cancer survivors will participate in the parade directly prior to the 141st running of the Longines Kentucky Oaks race.

A special thanks to the Kentucky Oaks fans that nominated and selected our Survivors Parade participants. A record 540 survivors were nominated this year; raising awareness for breast and ovarian cancer across the country. Thank you for nominating and sharing your survivor’s story, for voting for the nominee you wished to champion this cause, and for donating to Bright Pink on behalf of your favorite nominee. Your participation and your donations will help to educate, support and empower young women nationwide in prevention of breast and ovarian cancer. You can still donate to Bright Pink, now!

This year's Survivor Parade participants are:

  1. Missy Marrs
  2. Suki Avery
  3. Cat Logan
  4. Bonita Carter
  5. Michele Middleton
  6. Lorene Ward
  7. Pamela Snead
  8. Lesa Rahschulte
  9. Bonnie Esterle
  10. Annie Roution
  11. Sherri Barney
  12. Guyanna Ackison
  13. Hollie Westbrook
  14. Lori Lober
  15. Lyla McGlinchey
  16. Sara Pollett
  17. Angie Durnwald
  18. Janet Newton
  19. Carla Cissell
  20. Coleen Klensch
  21. Diana Garrett
  22. Lisa Riley
  23. Tammi Poole
  24. Susie Stockinger
  25. Ellen Zehnder
  26. Calinda Young
  27. Carolyn Sullivan
  28. Elise Sulick
  29. Judy Kalbhin
  30. Cindy Crabtree
  31. Karen Grayson
  32. Linda Herp
  33. Susan Lindsey
  34. Brenda Skelton
  35. Susan Morrison
  36. Jeri Graham
  37. Patti Conway
  38. Stephanie Virgin
  39. Cindy Poeschl
  40. Diana Adams
  41. Linda Maciag
  42. Jessica Hayes
  43. Trina Amos
  44. Paula McCarty
  45. Brittany Duran
  46. Lisa Belanger
  47. Nancy Wojcik
  48. Donna Thompson
  49. Beverly Hennegan
  50. Michele Scheldorf
  51. Lynette Murphy
  52. Geraldine Pascute
  53. Megan Wilkins
  54. Ruthie Barker
  55. Samantha Courtney
  56. Kelly Heavrin
  57. Helen Roggenkamp
  58. Tami Parker
  59. Diana (Smiley) Pierce
  60. Ronda Ashenfelter
  61. Julie Hall
  62. Deana Lichtey
  63. Christina Bender
  64. Michelle Hayes
  65. Alexis George
  66. Tilka Marzolf
  67. Jia Lindsay
  68. Sarah Sorg
  69. Karen Kampschaefer
  70. Shawn Temple
  71. Patti Rucker
  72. Diana Koonce
  73. Laurie Lucas
  74. Patti Marrinan
  75. Cindy Mann
  76. Wilma Morris Smith
  77. Teresa Baker
  78. Amy Mosier
  79. Suzanne Brown
  80. Harlie Corneliusen
  81. Diane Braun
  82. Nydia Bors
  83. Meredith Esarey
  84. Janet Galvin
  85. Una Goosey
  86. Kim Muncy
  87. Emily Caudill
  88. Annette Wachtel
  89. Vicki Dawley
  90. Pixy Jones
  91. Emily Tisheuar
  92. Tonya Higdon
  93. Colleen Zimmerman
  94. Hope Proctor
  95. Carol Fogle
  96. Anita Wetter
  97. Wanda Hall
  98. Angela Bertholf
  99. Susie Keys
  100. Melissa Gross
  101. Patty Holleran
  102. Della Eaves
  103. Mary Cooksey
  104. Donna Duvall
  105. Lee Hoegler
  106. Reanna Smith-Hamblin
  107. Suzie Stammer
  108. Trish Shaver
  109. Melissa Pratt
  110. Ina Bice
  111. Alecia Graves
  112. Tammy Shrode
  113. Pam Cox
  114. Pamela Stevens
  115. Dawn Kelty
  116. Wilma Fugate
  117. Yvonne Trapp
  118. Brenda Bosse
  119. Kyann Cummings
  120. Debbie Stone
  121. Ceal Vish
  122. Sandy Hazelrig
  123. Tanja Smith
  124. Kimberly Vinegar
  125. Virginia "Junebug" Roby Head
  126. Peggy Igleheart
  127. Stephanie King
  128. Kimberly Gronefeld
  129. Hugh Campbell
  130. Sandra Followay
  131. Kathy Deaves
  132. Phyllis Lee
  133. Jill tanner
  134. Ashley Wilkerson
  135. Diane Glynn
  136. Ronna Nichter
  137. Delisha Forte
  138. Mary Ann "Annie" Storch
  139. Elizabeth Nahra
  140. Lori Glass
  141. Sheryll Barnett

2015 Survivors will receive:

  • Two (2) free reserved seats to the Kentucky Oaks courtesy of Churchill Downs
  • The opportunity to walk the historic Churchill Downs racetrack with fellow survivors, just before the 141st running of the Kentucky Oaks