Our wonderful 5th-grade teacher and breast cancer survivor Robin Preston is being honored at Texas Health Resources' Puttin' on the Pink! Head of School Ian Craig and Annual Giving Manager Gerry Cumpiano are table concierges. TVS mom Sona Dave is an event co-chair.
Robin Preston is a 27-year breast cancer survivor. At the time of her diagnosis, she was 35 and her son was a 2-year-old toddler. Robin's only prayer was to see him graduate from Trinity Valley School where she was a teacher. After a mastectomy on Valentine's Day in 1992, she was treated with chemotherapy, lost her hair, and continued to teach fifth graders science. The following year, the Susan G. Komen Race opened a special division for school teams. Trinity Valley School sponsored a team. For six years, Robin, as the team captain, led the team to first place in recognitions and was awarded the Robin Preston Grant by the Komen Foundation. In her last year as the team's captain, the team was the largest ever-602 students and parents ran in the race under the TVS banner. Because she has no family anywhere near Texas, Trinity Valley School has always been her family and support through her breast cancer journey...and beyond. The good news is that she continues her career at TVS teaching fifth-grade science, and her son is now 29. Robin's prayer was answered.
Proceeds from this event benefit mobile health outreach to underserved women in Fort Worth and surrounding communities. Congratulations, Robin!!!