ATLANTA'S QUILTED NORTHERN SOFT & STRONG® CHAMPIONS - TRUDY DAVIES DAVISTrudy Davies Davis is a breast cancer survivor, community activist and entrepreneur. An Atlanta native, she founded her own local image consulting agency in 2002, and currently holds the "Mrs. Georgia International" title.
As a survivor, Davis has used her experience to generate awareness for and educate her local community about breast cancer. She is a dedicated volunteer for breast cancer initiatives in Atlanta and regularly volunteers her time to connect individuals recently diagnosed with breast cancer and veteran survivors to build a network of support to help navigate the overwhelming emotional and physical experience caused by the disease.
"Volunteering is so incredibly important to me," said Davis. "I'm so grateful that Quilted Northern® is honoring me for something I truly love to do, which is to simply give back to my community."
Davis was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer in February 2008. During this period, she recalled learning what it meant to "fight like a girl." Upon her diagnosis, she immediately underwent a mastectomy, several rounds of chemotherapy and radiation. After an unfortunate set of circumstances, Davis found herself without health insurance but was able to continue regularly scheduled mammograms through the assistance of a Komen Atlanta grant. This year, she will celebrate five years of being cancer free.
"There were times when I felt I was winning the war but losing myself in the battle and that's why today my passion is to empower as many women as I can to uphold their self-esteem while on their journey to survival," Davis said.
We are proud to honor Trudy Davies Davis as the Quilted Northern Soft & Strong® Champion.