- Family: Husband, Brad; and Sons, Cade, 11; Ian, 9; and Jax, 4
- Profession: Nurse at Agnesian HealthCare
- Signature Dance Move: Any and all!
- Top Songs on Keri’s Soundtrack to Life: “One Day You Will” by Lady Antebellum and “Roar” by Katy Perry
- Survivor: Breast cancer, one year
Why did you want to be a part of the Pink Glove Dance?
My battle with cancer was never just about me. The Pink Glove Dance isn’t just about me either. But I realize that my story is representative of so many other stories. By being the “face” of the Pink Glove Dance, I’m hoping to encourage those battling cancer that you’re not alone.
Can you explain the first filming as the star of the show?
I was a model at the Service League Tour of Fashion. Edith’s set me up in this beautiful pink gown. I felt like a movie star until I almost tripped and fell on my face while walking! It was all worth it in the end though. A lady came up to me at the end and told me that her mom went through breast cancer. She said that it made her feel better to see someone going through what her mom went through still laughing and having a good time. You don’t realize that you can touch someone like that when you’re just up there dancing around and smiling for a few minutes.
What was your favorite Pink Glove Dance filming?
I would have to say the Fond du Lac Relay for Life. My aunt, two cousins and cousin’s baby surprised me by showing up in “Team Sabel” shirts. It was sad, but good, that I was able to walk the survivor lap with both my mom and my dad. My mom is a breast cancer survivor of four years, and my dad is a prostate cancer survivor of almost a year.
What do you want people to take out of the Pink Glove Dance?
I want people to know that cancer is what you make it. The way I look at it, it’s a little bump in the road. But for me it’s never been “the end.” You can easily take the road of negativity, but why? Laugh! Dance! You have the power to make it a positive.
Because of my role in the Pink Glove Dance, people I don’t even know come up to me and tell me about their experience with cancer. My heart sinks, my stomach drops, but I tell them and I just know “You’ve got this!”
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