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Mari Hoover McGarry
Mari Hoover McGarry, 6-year survivor
Mari Hoover McGarry marked a milestone in her breast cancer recovery when she walked the 2011 Race for the Cure the same week she finished her radiation treatments. She was wiped out, but had something to prove. She was still here, still able to help others and show to the world that “you just can’t sit there.” With her team of twelve behind her, she walked the entire 5K route.
Six years later, you’ll find Mari serving again as the captain of the “Warriors and Survivors” Race team on January 28th. It’s a name she bears proudly on her left arm as a beautiful tattoo surrounded by pink cherry blossoms to honor her victory over breast cancer.
You’ll also find Mari and her extremely supportive and loving husband David—both of them nurses—manning the first aid booth at the Race. Since 2012, she and David have shown they are More Than Pink by taking charge of the tent and doing what they do so well; caring for others.