Our Team

OUR WHY

Marc & Lauren stringer

 

Stringer, as we call him, is the inspiration behind Personal Pep Rally. On July 1st, 2016 at the age of 33 he was diagnosed with esophageal cancer and Stringer just happens to be our son in law.

Our family realized how fortunate we were to have people show up for us during cancer. As we sat in waiting rooms and cancer centers we looked around and could find those that haven’t been so lucky.

Stringer was very healthy, determined, and strong willed going into cancer. Even enduring chemotherapy, radiation, the Ivor Lewis Procedure and numerous other procedures he did not miss a beat. He continued to coach his high school basketball team missing very few days. For two years we traveled to MD Anderson which enabled Stringer to be with us a little longer.

Never Give Up Never Ever Give Up by Jimmy Valvano is the quote Stringer lived by.

Lauren is our daughter and was also Stringer’s caregiver. She continued for three years working going to school for her APN degrees, and taking care of Stringer. Never did she dream at 26 she would become a caregiver.

On January 24, 2020 we were gathered around Stringer as he took Jesus’s hand and walked into his eternal home.

Lauren and Stringer never give up, they pressed forward with faith and inspired all of those who knew them. Still today Stringers legacy lives on. He impacted many students, cancer patients, medical professionals and others during cancer. He continues to live through Lauren and the events and programs that were created because of him.

 

Board of Directors

Board meetings began in 2017 with the original six board members.  New board members were appointed in 2019.  We have had six meetings with the original board members and two with the new board members.  Beginning this year, we are meeting four times a year.  The terms of service for the board member is three years.  

Members
  • Misti Coker- Educator, Entrepreneur 

  • Jennifer Smith- Edward Jones, Financial Advisor 

  • Meghan Ables- Arkansas Department of Education, Educator 

  • Jenna Sexton- Producers Rice Mill 

  • Marlo Lock- Registered Nurse, Owner of All About You 

  • Natalie Wilks- Speech Pathologist, CEO Rodan & Fields 

  • Lana Flowers- Lawyer Producers Rice Mill

  • Krystal Holt- Co-owner Polka Dots and The Social Shop 

  • Kirk Coker- Physician Stuttgart Baptist Health 

  • Jo Alexander- Arkansas Prison Guard, City Council Stuttgart 

  • Kyle Noble- Entrepreneur 

  • Carol Hooks- Branch Office Administrator Edward Jones 

  • Chris Morgan- Physician Stuttgart Baptist Health 

  • Kimberly Morgan- Accountant Stuttgart Chamber of Commerce 

  • Denise Williams- Cancer Survivor 

  • Brandee Weaver- Computer Consultant, Mack’s Prairie Wings 

  • Lauren Kennedy- Teacher Stuttgart Public School System 

  • Kelsi Konecny – Konency Insurance 

  • Ashten Adamson- Director of Consumer Marketing at Riceland Foods Inc. 

  • Bryan Hancock- CEO CAVU Aerospace 1/2, caregiver of childhood cancer patient

  • Lauren Coker Stringer- Nurse Practitioner Family Medicine and Acute Care Pediatrics, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Caregiver of cancer patient 

Officers

OFFICERS:

President- Misti Coker

Vice President- Lana Roth

Secretary- Ashten Adamson

Treasure- Kimberly Morgan

Cancer Advisory Board

Meet once a month, the 3rd Monday of each month

  • Renee Robison Cancer Survivor 2 cancers reoccurring breast, Grand Prairie Center

  • Jane Ferguson, Cancer Survivor 2 cancers ovarian- breast, Retired SHS Counselor

  • Sherry Tuminello, Cancer patient and survivor 3 cancers, Retired Stuttgart Public School District Librarian

  • Denise Williams, Cancer survivor-colon, Personal Pep Rally Board Member

  • Nancy Duke, Cancer Survivor, Riceland Foods

  • Willie Hodges, Cancer Survivor- breast, Producers Rice Mill

  • Becky Clemons, Cancer Survivor, Retired Riceland Foods

  • Sandra Bush- Cancer Survivor- breast, Retired Realtor

  • Joann McCollum- Cancer Survivor- breast, Owner Mack’s Prairie Wings

  • Judy Richardson- Cancer Survivor- colon, Florist England Arkansas

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