Deanna Favre
American activist
Deanna Favre
Deanna Tynes Favre is an American activist and the wife of NFL quarterback Brett Favre. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004, and later became an activist in the fight against the disease. She founded the Deanna Favre Hope Foundation to raise money and awareness for women around the country.
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NFL Week 9 Football Picks
Huffington Post - over 3 years
The NFL Week 9 Picks will put us over the hump on the 2013 football season. So, we have eight more regular season Sundays to win our office pool. One thing I have learned is that the Seattle Seahawks have an alarmingly bad habit of winning, but not covering the spread. I want to be a Russell Wilson fan; I really do. The Seattle QB is a fellow Virginian and short person, not to mention amazingly talented and generally cool. But he's killing me! Week 8 chart-topper: Calvin Johnson's 329-yard receiving game was nothing short of historically great TV. That it was short of Willie Lee "Flipper" Anderson's 1989 336-yard record makes one wonder how incredibly good Anderson must have been to amass that many yards when DB's were actually allowed to defend a pass. Not to mention the fact that it was Jim Everett and not Matthew Stafford under center for the 1989 Rams. No offense meant to Mr. Everett but, you know... Week 8 trivia: Quick, what's the name of the Packers' punter? It's Tim Masthay. ...
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Linwood: Calvary church will accept Angel Food orders chicken meals - Lexington Dispatch
Google News - over 5 years
A Bible study will begin in early fall on a book titled "Cure for the Chronic Life" by Deanna Favre and Shane Stanford. For more info call the church off at 357-5262. Once again it's time for good food and great fellowship as the first poorman's supper
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Linwood: Church will begin book study in the fall - Lexington Dispatch
Google News - over 5 years
Cotton Grove will start a Bible Study in early fall based on a book by Deanna Favre and Shane Stanford, "The Cure for the Chronic Life". For more information call the church office at 357-5262. It's almost time fellowship and food are coming back,
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Pink Ribbon Fund honors Deanna Favre - Hattiesburg American
Google News - almost 6 years
A donation to the Pink Ribbon Fund has garnered Deanna Favre the organization's "Above & Beyond Award." Favre, wife of former NFL quarterback Brett Favre, is the founder of the Deanna Favre Hope Foundation, which raises money and awareness for breast
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Favre heads to Alabama to help town damaged by tornado - WLOX
Google News - almost 6 years
Accompanied by longtime agent Bus Cook and his wife Deanna, Favre is set to arrive in Alabama on Wednesday. Hackleburg, whose main employer is a Wrangler distribution center, reportedly suffered heavy damage. Reportedly, 75% of the town has been wiped
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Printz editor reflects on the year - The Student Printz
Google News - almost 6 years
When I talked to Brett and Deanna Favre Sunday night, I dare say I fooled them into thinking I'm a normal person who interviews celebrities every day. (I did walk away with two autographs and a picture though. Take that as you will
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New books chart way to keep glow of helping (Fear Not blog) - The Huntsville Times - al.com (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
"The Cure for the Chronic Life: Overcoming the hopelessness that holds you back," by Deanna Favre and Shane Stanford, is another book that takes seriously our need to help others. Reaching out, the authors say, not only helps your neighbor,
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Brett and Deanna Favre feed students - The Student Printz
Google News - almost 6 years
Brett and Deanna Favre visited USM's Catholic Student Association Sunday. With the help of Deanna's sister and her husband, they prepared CSA's weekly homemade after-Mass meal at the Student Center near St. Thomas Church. "I didn't cook anything,"
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Deanna Favre finds the 'cure' for life's curves - Laurel Leader Call
Google News - almost 6 years
By Kara Kimbrough, LL-C Correspondent Laurel Leader-Call BILOXI — In her new book, Cure for the Chronic Life, South Mississippi native Deanna Favre talks openly about the struggles in her marriage to former NFL quarterback Brett Favre related to his
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Here Goes Nothing
NYTimes - over 8 years
'FOOTBALL IS IMPORTANT.' SIMPLE. DECLARATIVE. And, in times less dire than these, perhaps even true. Still, it's not the most stirring motivational signage ever posted in an N.F.L. practice facility, where the homilies usually bend to the visceral: getting up once knocked down, honorably bloodying the nose of one's opponent, that sort of thing. In
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Christian Publishers Offer Tales Of Gridiron
NYTimes - over 8 years
Tyndale House Publishers, a Christian company that was founded in 1962 to print a more reader-friendly version of the Bible, has had one of its biggest successes in the last year with a string of books on a slightly less religious topic: football. Next Sunday Tyndale will have its third football-related book in a year reach the New York Times
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BEST SELLERS: NONFICTION: Sunday, December 2nd 2007
NYTimes - about 9 years
Rankings reflect sales, for the week ending Nov. 17, at many thousands of venues where a wide range of general interest books are sold nationwide. These include hundreds of independent book retailers (statistically weighted to represent all such outlets); national, regional and local chains; online and multimedia entertainment retailers;
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BEST SELLERS: NONFICTION: Sunday, November 18th 2007
NYTimes - over 9 years
Rankings reflect sales, for the week ending Nov. 3, at many thousands of venues where a wide range of general interest books are sold nationwide. These include hundreds of independent book retailers (statistically weighted to represent all such outlets); national, regional and local chains; online and multimedia entertainment retailers; university,
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News and Talk Today
NYTimes - over 9 years
THE EARLY SHOW 7 A.M. (2) Drew Carey discusses his new role as host of ''The Price Is Right.'' (N) (CC) TODAY 7 A.M. (4) Matt Lauer and Al Roker in Chicago; Judge Joan Lefkow; women who begin investing at a young age; Halloween costumes for children and dogs; finances. (N) (CC) GOOD MORNING AMERICA 7 A.M. (7)Garth Brooks performs; Christina
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TELEVISION REVIEW; The Lives of Four Sisters Too Girlish for Their Own Good
NYTimes - over 11 years
Television has a way of revealing the Frankenstein effect of feminism: men are allowed to be womanly, while women are still pressured to act like silly girls. This is apparent not just on ''The View'' or on Lifetime. ESPN is basically Lifetime for Men, a sports network where commentators and athletes discuss not just scores and injuries, but also
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Deanna Favre
    FORTIES
  • 2010
    Age 41
    Brittany Favre has given birth to two sons, making Deanna and Brett grandparents. The first one was on April 2, 2010, Brittany Favre gave birth to a boy, Parker Brett.
    More Details Hide Details The second one was another boy named A.J.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2005
    Age 36
    In 2005, she began selling pink Green Bay Packers hats to raise money and awareness for breast cancer.
    More Details Hide Details The hats outsold regular Packer hats during the first half of 2005. Deanna created The Deanna Favre Hope Foundation which supports breast cancer education, women's breast imaging and diagnosis services for all women, including those who are medically underserved. She has the organization focus on underinsured and uninsured women after thinking about what it would have been like being diagnosed with cancer during the six years when she was a single mom. The foundation has raised around $500,000 as of October 2007. Before starting her own foundation, Deanna ran the Brett Favre Fourward Foundation, which has raised more than $3 million for disadvantaged or disabled children in Wisconsin and Mississippi.
    In late August 2005, the Favre home in Hattiesburg was damaged by Hurricane Katrina, though no family members were injured.
    More Details Hide Details The couple housed 50 family members in their home during Hurricane Katrina.
  • 2004
    Age 35
    Deanna Favre made headlines in October 2004 after being diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 35.
    More Details Hide Details As she underwent treatment, she began receiving letters from women throughout the country relating how they were motivated to get breast examinations after hearing her story. Following a lumpectomy and five months of chemotherapy, she made a complete recovery. Stepping into the national spotlight wasn't something that she wanted to do following her cancer diagnosis. She resented her diagnosis making front page headlines because of the husband's superstar status. The experience has brought her closer to her husband and her faith. The Favres are members of St. Agnes Parish in Green Bay and St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Hattiesburg.
    On October 6, 2004, Deanna's 24-year-old brother, Casey Tynes, was killed in an all-terrain vehicle accident on the Favres' Mississippi property.
    More Details Hide Details Eight days later, Deanna was diagnosed with breast cancer.
  • 1999
    Age 30
    Deanna and Favre's second daughter, Breleigh Ann, was born on July 13, 1999.
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    In 1999, the couple became estranged over Brett Favre's drinking problem.
    More Details Hide Details She packed his bags and had them sitting in the courtyard, and told him "I'm done." She called Brett's agent, and told him to come pick up Brett or she was going to call 911. After the incident, he entered rehab for a second time and reportedly has not had a drink since. Deanna later described her relationship with her husband as stronger than ever. "All the stuff we've been through over the years has molded us into two different people. It's awesome to think where we started and where we are now... Our relationship has gotten to a much stronger point, a deeper love; we have so much respect and love for each other", she said in an interview.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1996
    Age 27
    Deanna Tynes and Brett Favre were married on June 14, 1996, at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Green Bay.
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    Favre, with Deanna at his side, publicly announced his addiction on May 14, 1996.
    More Details Hide Details Following his recovery, he credited Deanna as the reason he overcame the addiction. During his recovery, Favre proposed to Deanna. She questioned it at first, but agreed when Favre went to get a marriage license and was told she needed to come in and sign it.
  • 1995
    Age 26
    She moved to Green Bay, Wisconsin to live with Favre in 1995.
    More Details Hide Details Their relationship was strained during this time, which may have been related to Favre's newfound fame as an NFL quarterback and his addiction to Vicodin. Deanna said that Favre often ignored her and Brittany, and she described him as "loud, rough, and often hateful." Deanna said she considered leaving Favre but worried that his addiction might become worse if she left.
  • 1994
    Age 25
    She graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in December 1994 with a degree in exercise science.
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  • 1989
    Age 20
    At age 20, Deanna became pregnant and gave birth to Favre's daughter, Brittany Nicole, on February 6, 1989.
    More Details Hide Details As a single mother, she put herself through college while working various jobs, including working for a collection agency.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1986
    Age 17
    After graduating from high school in 1986, she attended community college in Poplarville on a basketball scholarship, subsequently transferring to the University of Southern Mississippi to finish her degree.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1968
    Born
    Born on December 28, 1968.
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