OYS Champions: Mentor in Courage
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) —
Meet our newest On Your Side Champion Kyra Pruitt White! She is one of our regular folks doing extraordinary things in our community.
Kyra was diagnosed with Stage 3 Triple Negative breast cancer back in 2009. And since beating the disease, the grandmother and professional has dedicated herself to counseling other women in her community fighting breast cancer.
African American women in Franklin County are dying from breast cancer at a 33% higher rate than their white counterparts and so Kyra is also working to help educate women on early detection through Komen Columbus.
She runs “Worship in Pink” programs and “Overcomers Cancer Ministry” events through her church and has touched hundreds of lives by encouraging other women through the most difficult battles of their lives.