Dees’ personal mission to help children with cancer ‘have more birthdays’


Becky Dees walking in the St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend event in memory of her son, Greg Dees. (Submitted photo)

It gives her a purpose and helps her through the grieving process. It helps keep her son’s memory alive while helping children with the biggest fight of their lives.

Becky Dees is a local photographer and instructor at Winona Public Schools. In the past few years, she supported her son through a serious battle with leukemia. Last year, Greg Dees lost his battle. But #TEAMDEES is determined to keep his memory alive by helping children at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital “have more birthdays.”

“It gives me a purpose and helps me to keep Greg’s memory alive while helping other families that have cancer to have a better chance of survival,” Dees said. “Everyone needs to have more birthdays, and parents should never have to bury their children.” Continue reading

HOMETOWN HERO: DeAnna Cummings Woods


Becky Dees of IFight TeamDees with Hometown Hero, DeAnna Woods. (Photo submitted)

This year’s Hometown Hero does so much for Montgomery County that many people are not aware of.

Kay Vail of Modern Woodman said she sees first hand how DeAnna Woods makes a difference in this community.

“Besides her duties at the hospital (Tyler Holmes Memorial), I see what she does for the community,” Vail said. “People come off the streets asking her to help get placement for their loved ones (drug/alcohol facility), nursing home placement requirements, help people fill out papers to get Medicaid and drug assistance.”

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