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Tuesday, September 08, 2009

From Mechelle: Carrying on Yow's fight against cancer - Continued fund-raising, including 4Kay Golf Classic, and memorial stone honor legacy.

A year ago in Dallas, Kay Yow started to speak … and everyone else got quiet. The occasion was a gathering the night before the inaugural 4Kay Golf Classic. Yow wasn't really saying "goodbye" … not directly, anyway. But in retrospect, it was a farewell to some of her colleagues who would not have the chance to see her again.

In January, Yow passed away after a battle with cancer that first began in 1987. Now it's time for the golf classic again, and this time it's in her home state of North Carolina.

"People will be coming together to honor her memory and her legacy," said Stephanie Glance, Yow's close friend and former assistant coach at NC State. "There will be a lot of talk about Kay, a lot of stories. Because, you know, she really was a funny person and a great storyteller. It will be a celebration of her life. Also, a celebration of the gifts she gave us."