Donna J Hopkins A West Virginia native, Donna is the 8th child of 10 children born to the late Irving and Nazimova Hopkins. She is a graduate of Fairmont State University. She earned degrees in Radio & Television Communication and Regents of Arts. An athlete at heart, she earned scholarships in both basketball and track. After college, she moved to the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area where she currently resides.
Donna is a sports television personality, she is currently a co-host/reporter on Tony McGee Pro Football Plus on Mid Atlantic Sports Net (MASN), author of Getting to the other side of Victory, Founder/CEO of a non-profit Hopkins Breast Cancer Inc., a public speaker for breast cancer awareness programs, inspirational and motivational speaker, two-time breast cancer survivor and an amputee. She is on a mission to share her triumphant journey and to teach individuals how to reset and tap into the hidden strength we all have the passions and the purposes that drive us to not only win for ourselves but for others.
- 2001, Sears, the WNBA, the Washington Mystics and NABCO National Alliance of Breast Cancer selected as the Local Breast Health Hero
- 2011 Ambassador for Under Armour Power of Pink campaign
- 2000-2004, spokesperson for the American Cancer Society
- Served as a board member for the Breast Cancer Care Foundation from 2000 to 2005
- 2014, Fairmont State University Outstanding Alumni award for community service
- 2015, the Nina Hyde Center for Breast Cancer Research at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center presented Donna with the Lombardi Spirit of Life Award. The Spirit of Life award is “given to a woman who exemplifies character and leadership in promoting breast cancer research and awareness while instilling hope and a spirit of life in all who meet her.
- July 2017, presented by ASA Women USA the Cancer Leadership Community service award.
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Hopkins Breast Cancer Inc. www.hopkinsbcinc.org