UT student beats cancer, gives back in race for the cure

The Buddy’s Bar-B-Q Race Against Cancer celebrated its 20th annual 5k race and walk Sunday, Nov. 10. The race benefits cancer screenings and education in East Tennessee. UT student Alice Mitchell has been cancer-free for two and a half years. Mitchell attends as many races she cans because she wants to, “support a community that supported me through it all.”

Mitchell was diagnosed with stage 2B breast cancer in January 2011 and immediately underwent treatment. Mitchell endured 4 rounds of chemotherapy and 32 rounds of radiation therapy. On April 16, Mitchell went into remission.

Mitchell declares April 16 as her new birthday. Since 2011, Mitchell has celebrated her birthday by spending time with those that helped her through her journey.

Buddy’s Race has helped raise more than $5 million for cancer care and education in East Tennessee.


Alice’s Story

Thornton Athletics helps student athlete achieve

Tavis Bailey is a thrower on the UT track team. The junior majoring in Communications maintains a full class schedule while balancing workouts, practice, an internship and a part-time job. He credits the work of the Thornton Athletics Student Life Center and his tutors there for helping him to be able to do well in school while staying busy through theĀ  track season.


Edited by Jennifer Brake

Local mother shares her inspirational story

Crystal Rosecrance is a strong mother of two, who now shares her testimony after burying her husband and then five years later her conjoined twin boys.

Rosecrance is very open about the death of her husband and sons. She hopes that by sharing how she was able to overcome such difficult circumstances others will be inspired to do the same no matter what life throws their way.


Edited by Jennifer Brake