“Nancy has this energy and passion and love for people that’s just contagious,” says Robert Whiteside III, former board president of Ovar’coming Together.
It was at a run/walk for ovarian cancer that Whiteside first met Hines, not long after his wife passed away at the age of 25, leaving him to raise two sons, ages one and three. “My wife was a young mom, an active person, no one you’d think about as possibly having cancer. And we didn’t know anything about what the symptoms were.
“Nancy really makes you want to up your game for the cause. I’m an active man in my 30s, and I can hardly keep up with her,” says Whiteside, who credits Hines and her organization with helping him “heal, give back, and help others” after such a devastating loss.
For Hines, it’s also matter of giving back. “I’ve been given so much. I am so blessed to have survived all these cancers. And where much is given, much is expected. I really believe we are called to give back in some way for the blessings we’ve received,” says Hines. “And for me, every day is a gift.”
Reprinted from realtormag.realtor.org, August 2015, with permission of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. Copyright August 2015. All rights reserved. realtormag.realtor.org