Nancy Betz will receive a Courage Award next weekend during the annual telethon of the Tamaqua-Carbon Chapter of the American Cancer Society.
And what courage Betz possesses.
In the past 14 years, Betz, 42, of Hometown, has been struck with cancer four times. She has undergone radical surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.
Yet Betz refuses to feel sorry for herself. She hasn't given up. She still attends kickboxing classes and walks her four Labrador retrievers, while certain that her latest bout will be conquered like those outbreaks in the past.