Our Inspiration

Flunk Cancer was created by the family and friends of Shannon McHone, a 2007 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Two year after earning her degree in Elementary Education she was diagnosed with Brain Cancer and, after a valiant 9 year battle, she passed away in April, 2019 leaving behind an army of supportive students, teachers, families and friends. Throughout her journey Shannon made sure that, while a part of her life, cancer would not reduce the quality of life and love that she was able to give and receive. Her legacy of learning and love for teaching continues through Flunk Cancer. Read Shannon’s Story here:

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