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Katie Couric Remembers Her Late Husband Twenty Years After He Died Of Cancer

February 5, 2018 11:19

Twenty years after Katie’s husband died of colon cancer, the journalist took to social media to share a picture in remembrance of his 20th anniversary.

Katie Couric

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Katie Couric is an American journalist and author who recently worked at Yahoo! as a Global News Anchor. Born in Virginia, on the 7th of January 1957; the 61-year-old author was married to Jay Monahan between 1989 and 1998. Together they have two children, Caroline and Elinor Monahan.

In remembrance of Jay Monahan, the 20th anniversary.

Katie’s late husband, Jay Monahan, died on the 24th of January in1998, after battling colon cancer. In remembrance of the 20th anniversary of his death, Katie Couric shared a sweet photo of Jay with their two daughters.

Katie’s work on cancer.

Katie Couric said she felt powerless when she lost her husband to colon cancer in 1998 and three years later, her sister Emily died of pancreatic cancer. As a result of these tragedies, the author has dedicated most of her time to the research and education of cancer.

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The journalist said she wanted to spare other families the pain and agony of losing loved ones to cancer, and as a result, she co-founded the organization Stand Up 2 Cancer along with eight other people.

She is also the co-founder of The National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance and the Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health.

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With the support of the entire entertainment community according to Katie, doctors, as well as researchers, are collaborating on advanced treatments that are literally saving lives.

In 2015, Katie Couric told PEOPLE that she hopes Jay would think the work she’s doing is important whether it’s in colon cancer or other types of cancer.

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As Katie Couric remembers her late husband on the death of his 20th anniversary, other celebrities should follow the footsteps of Katie Couric to establish and fund foundations that will save lives and spare people the pain of losing loved ones.

We join Katie in remembering her late husband and thank her for the work she is doing with cancer research.

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