TAMPA, Fla. — Kay Yow had an on-again off-again battle with breast cancer for more than two decades.

Ten years after her death, the former North Carolina State University basketball coach still inspires women.

The non-profit she created, the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, has donated more than seven and a half million dollars for women's cancer research.

With the women's Final Four in town this weekend, The Kay Yow Cancer Fund and Moffitt Cancer Center are teaming up to fight the disease.

Yow's former assistant coach and CEO Kay Yow Cancer Fund shared some of the sayings the team would hear.

“She would say things like when life kicks you, and it will, let it kick you forward. And she did that," Stephanie Glance said. "She would say you have little or no control over what happens to us in our lives. But we have 100 percent control over how we will respond." 

Yow wanted to leave $100,000 in each city that hosts the women's final four. Moffitt received a check today.

Her fund has given more than a million dollars on behalf of basketball to communities all over the country.

Extended clip: CEO of Kay Yow Cancer Fund gives speech on former coach

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