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Deanna Favre  

Wife of Former NFL Quarterback Brett Favre; Breast Cancer Survivor and Activist

Deanna Favre is an activist and the wife of former NFL quarterback Brett Favre. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004, and later became an activist in the fight against the disease. She founded the Deanna Favre Hope Foundation to raise money and awareness for women around the country.

Deanna created The Deanna Favre Hope Foundation which supports breast cancer education, women's breast imaging and diagnosis services for all women, including those who are medically underserved. She has the organization focus on underinsured and uninsured women after thinking about what it would have been like being diagnosed with cancer during the six years when she was a single mom. before starting her own foundation, Deanna ran the Brett Favre Fourward Foundation, which has raised more than $3 million for disadvantaged or disabled children in Wisconsin and Mississippi.

In 2007 she published her autobiography book, Don't Bet Against Me. It details the struggles she has overcome in her life such as helping her husband fight Vicodin and alcohol addiction, beating breast cancer, and recovering from Hurricane Katrina.

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