Sandra at the 2008 Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer

At It’s The Journey, we celebrate every new 2-Day Walker, Crew Member, and Team that comes our way. But it’s never more bittersweet than when a 2-Day Team is formed due to the loss of a loved one.

Sandra with Dr. Israel and her co-workers at Wildwood Dental Care

Sandra Anglin battled breast cancer on and off for 25 years. In 2006 and 2008, she joined our 2-Day family when she participated in the Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer as a walker. Tragically, in February of 2017, Sandra’s battle came to an end.

Sandra was the long-time Office Manager at Wildwood Dental Care. “Sandra was not only a
devoted employee but also a great friend. All of my patients loved her and she is greatly missed,” said Dr. Bob Israel.

After Sandra’s funeral, Sandra’s friend and co-worker B. J. Stokes spoke to Jeff, Sandra’s husband, about putting together a 2-Day Team in her honor. “By the next staff meeting,” says Dr. Israel, “the ball was already rolling.” This November 11-12, ten of Sandra’s family, friends, and coworkers will hit Atlanta’s sidewalks for the 2017 Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer as members of the rookie 2-Day Team “Warriors for Sandra.”

“We’re doing this to keep her light and legacy burning forever, in the hope of finding new medicines, new technologies, and new procedures that might save someone else’s life,” says Jeff. “Sandra was able to participate in this event and was always proud to do so! I know this year she’ll be looking down from Heaven, watching and cheering us on with pride and tears of joy as we do this for her!”

We are honored to have Sandra’s loved ones in Warriors for Sandra join us this year as they celebrate the life and legacy of an incredible woman. You can support Warriors for Sandra on their 2-Day Team page here!