Kelly Kicking Cancer
- Organizations, Non-Profit
On August 28, 2013, Kelly O'Mahoney was diagnosed with a very rare type of brain cancer, anaplastic astrocytoma. After two brain surgeries, radiation and chemotherapy the tumor was unaffected. Her doctors believed that Kelly's best chance for survival was a clinical trial at MD Anderson hospital in Houston. Kelly was undeterred, and did everything in her power to fight the tumor. But the tumor finally took over her brain and after seven weeks at hospice, she joined God’s heavenly team of angels on August 29, 2014.
Kelly was from Mandeville, LA. She played many sports for Fontainebleau High School including tennis, track and field, where she competed in pole-vaulting and hurdles, but her favorite was soccer. Kelly received the Girl Scout Gold Award in June of 2012, the highest award in Girl Scouting.
Kelly was a collegiate soccer player at Mississippi College in Clinton, MS. She competed in the Miss Mississippi College Pageant in January of 2013 and received runner up. As well as being an athlete, she was a talented singer and Dean’s List student. Everyone knew Kelly to be a beautiful, strong, and determined woman. Fiercely loyal to her family and friends, she valued life and fair play above all.
Team Kelly formed when Kelly was diagnosed with brain cancer as a support system for her fight against the disease. Today, Kelly Kicking Cancer is continuing the fight against brain cancer by actively raising money for brain cancer research. You can join Team Kelly by volunteering, raising funds and/or spreading the word about brain cancer to the people around you. After all, it takes a team to win the game.
Kelly Kicking Cancer is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to raising funds for research to eradicate brain cancer.
Mission Statement: Honoring Kelly O'Mahoney's life and spirit by funding research to eradicate brain cancer.
Whom to Contact
- Larry O'Mahoney
- Susan O'Mahoney
- Kalinka Thurber