Kentucky Oaks Survivors Parade

Nominations and voting have now concluded

For the 10th year, the Survivors Parade presented by Kroger will take place on Kentucky Oaks Day, Friday, May 4th, 2018! The Survivors Parade is a march of breast and ovarian cancer survivors, which takes place on Churchill Downs’ historic racetrack. 144 breast and ovarian cancer survivors will walk in the parade prior to the 144th running of the Longines Kentucky Oaks race.

Beginning February 20th through March 18th, Kentucky Oaks fans will be invited to nominate themselves, a relative, or a friend who has survived breast and/or ovarian cancer by sharing their survivor's battle story. Fans are encouraged to share their survivor's story to build awareness,

During this time period, select the nominee to champion this cause on Kentucky Oaks day, and make a donation to our charitable partner Derby Divas and the Norton Cancer Institute Breast Health Program, on behalf of your favorite nominee. Your participation and your donations will help to support early detection, prevention and treatment.

We request that you nominate someone who has not had the opportunity to walk in the Survivors Parade so that as many survivors as possible have the chance to champion breast and ovarian health at the Longines Kentucky Oaks.

10th Annual Survivors Parade Participants

Jennifer Alderman

Elizabeth  Alvarado

Trina Amos

Janet Anderson

Michelle Anderson

Karen Ballard

Melissa Barnett

Sheryll Barnett

Cassie  Basham

Helen Beaver

Debbie Behling

Ingrid Benedict

Charles Beyerle

Sherry Blevins

Linda Boes

Janet Boone

Jessica  Boone

Sherri Bostock

Kimberly Bowlin

Jaime Bowling

Jennifer Bowman

Julie Brock

Cara Dingus Brook

Patricia Brown

Brenda Buzo

Diane Campisano

Stacy Cardwell

Amy Cave

Carol  Challas

Rebecca Chandler

Janet Chapman

Amanda Clark

Lourene Collins

Lisa Corral

Jennifer Craig

Dawn  Crain

Holly Crosiar-Golladay

Mimi Crum

Ria DeGroat

Amanda Doyle

Janet  Duke

Brittany Duran

TeMaya Eatmon

Jean Edwards

Brooke Egan

Lia Engle

Fonda Fogle

Katie Fugaj

Liz Fulton

Sherry Gabbard

Ashley Galloway

Jennifer Gibson

Marie Gough

Dora Graybill

Myra Gribbins

Celesta  Grigsby

Ashley Grills

Kim Gronefeld

Raeann Grubbs

Rhonda Hall

Judy Hart

Micah Harter

Lora Hawkins

Beverly Hennegan

Sandra  Higgins-Smith

Wendy Himes

Dee Hollins

Kathi Hudson

Merri Hurt

Enid Hurtado

Sonia Jenkins

Pixy Jones

Linda Keller

Patricia Klein

Gwen Lane

Amy  Lathi

Megan LeBoeuf

Marilyn Macfarlane

Kathy Maier Sanders

Lisa Marcum

Amanda Mattingly

Marsha  Maxwell

Jesseca McCoy

Brenda McGill

Kathleen McVay

Christina Meffert

Phyllis Melton

Mary Merkle

Paula Miller

Jill Moore

Josie Neel

LaTonia Nelson-Woods

Bobbie  Niehaus

Carole Noel

Connie Osinski

Patty O'Sullivan

Suzi Overstreet

Jamie Owen

Ann Pacciano-Chevalier

Michelle Palazzo, MD

Hilary Perez

Caryn Petross

Kim Pinnick

Sharon  Pohlman

Lesa Rahschulte

Charlotte Ray

Marcie Rogers

Diana  Saxton

Cyndi Schmitt

Sue Schnell

Marcia Shackle

Cathy Shircliffe

Sara Shively

Carol Simpson

Lori Sipowicz

Jane Sizemore

Gwen Smith

Sheila Smith

Jennifer  Smith Hunter

Beth Spahr

Beth Taylor Swift

Christine Tanguay

Tara Tate

Amy Taylor

Brandy Terrill

Megan Thompson

Kay Titkemeier

Sherry Tracy

Denise  Trammel

Mary VanVactor

Hazel  Walker

Catie Walz

Cathy Watson

Sherri Weis

Michele Welscher

Emily Westergreen

Katie Wigginton

Ellen Williams

Leslie Williams

Melanie Williams-Sublett

Amanda Wilson

Jaymie Wilson

Mary Winiarski

Debie Zimmer

The 144 survivors selected 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, prior to the 144th running of the Kentucky Oaks

View Frequently Asked Questions about the Survivors Parade Participants (PDF)



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