Jennifer was originally diagnosed with Stage II breast cancer in 2009 and experienced a metastatic recurrence of stage IV breast cancer in 2013. Jennifer’s primary focus throughout her cancer journey was always raising her children, Casey, Connor, and Riley. She had a passion for watching their multiple sporting events and also enjoyed travel and attending concerts. She was a founding patient advocate with the Twisted Pink organization and dedicated her life living with metastatic breast cancer advocating on better outcomes for people living with the disease through research and supporting the mission of Twisted Pink.
Twisted Pink, along with the family and closest friends of Jennifer Alderman, will honor her legacy and recognize her lifelong dream of being a constant and present figure in her children’s life with the annual Jennifer Casey Alderman Legacy Scholarship Award. This award will provide one young adult annually with a $10,000 scholarship to seek a higher education. Scholarship recipients are eligible to receive $2500 annually throughout their undergraduate career. Award recipients must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or higher to maintain annual eligibility. Any funds in excess will support research for metastatic breast cancer in Jennifer’s memory. We will strive to find and support research on leptomeningeal disease, which is ultimately what took Jennifer’s life. The annual scholarship award will be presented each year on May 28th; the date that Jennifer entered eternal life.
Twisted Pink will consider nominations from a young adult who has lost a parent to metastatic breast cancer or has financial hardship due to a parent currently living with metastatic breast cancer and wishes to seek a higher education as a post high school graduate. At this time scholarship applications will be considered from individuals living in KY, IN, OH or TN.
To apply for the Jennifer Casey Alderman Legacy Scholarship, please submit a written essay about the subject of your choice, no more than five pages in length. Applicant should include proof of nominee qualifications either in the form of an obituary, copy of death certificate or a signed letter from the parents’ medical oncologist. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.