Lynn is a former teacher, mother of three and proud wife of Todd Joye. She is a survivor of breast cancer and was a caregiver to her father with terminal lung cancer. Realizing how important personal connection is while navigating cancer, Lynn was inspired by Anne Turnage, who founded CanCare in Houston, and Kay Royal, who started a CanCare affiliate in Atlanta, to bring the convenience, compassion and quality of the CanCare ministry to the Charleston area.
Lynn’s family was blindsided in 2000 when her father was diagnosed with stage 4 non small cell lung cancer and heartbroken when he died only 4 months later.
Since her own cancer diagnosis in 2015 Lynn has been a passionate advocate for peer to peer cancer support. In 2017 Lynn convinced CanCare, Inc. in Houston, Texas to make it possible for other cities across the country to use CanCare’s successful volunteer training program AND its efficient peer matching database. She believes it should be the standard of care to connect those facing a cancer diagnosis with a compassionate survivor of the same or similar type of cancer.