Jackie Stiles to speak at Hoisington Middle School on July 10th

Clara Barton Medical Center is thrilled to announce that Jackie Stiles will be presenting an inspiring talk titled “Defying the Odds” at Hoisington Middle School on Wednesday, July 10th, at 7:00 PM. Born and raised in Claflin, Kansas, Jackie Stiles is a celebrated figure in women’s basketball, renowned for her incredible scoring record and dynamic career.

Jackie’s journey in basketball is nothing short of legendary. From leading the nation in scoring during her high school years to rewriting the NCAA record books at Southwest Missouri State University, she has consistently demonstrated excellence and perseverance. Her achievements include leading the Lady Bears to the 2001 Final Four, receiving the prestigious Wade Trophy, and being named WNBA Rookie of the Year after being the 4th overall pick in the 2001 WNBA Draft. Jackie is a three-time NCAA All-American and holds a place in numerous halls of fame, including the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.

Beyond her prestigious sports career, Jackie Stiles has faced personal challenges with remarkable resilience. Her talk will focus on the importance of regular health screenings and listening to one’s body, encouraging the community to prioritize their health. This message is especially relevant given Jackie’s recent battle with Ocular Melanoma, a journey that has underscored the critical nature of early detection and proactive health care.

“Clara Barton Medical Center is thrilled to present this inspiring event to our community,” said Karla Crissman, Wellness Coordinator at Clara Barton Medical Center. “This free event welcomes community members of all ages. Attendees can enjoy giveaways, purchase Jackie’s merchandise, and get autographs after the event.”

Jackie Stiles’ story is one of inspiration and determination. Her presentation promises to be a motivating experience for attendees, highlighting not only her sports achievements but also her advocacy for health awareness. Don’t miss this opportunity on July 10th to hear from a true local hero who continues to defy the odds and inspire others to do the same.

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