Sherry Hughes is the Director of Strategic Community Engagement and Spokesperson at Cincinnati Cancer Advisors in Cincinnati, Ohio. Sherry is also a Patient Brand Ambassador for Nerlynx, a prescription medication for HER2+ breast cancer. Most recently, Sherry was a meteorologist and journalist at WCPO 9 News – ABC television station in Cincinnati, Ohio. Sherry spent 10 years at WCPO, forecasting the weather, storytelling and providing relevant brand content across multi-media platforms. Sherry’s storied television career spans over 25 years with stops in cities like Tampa, Phoenix, Raleigh – Durham and Charleston, SC. A native of South Carolina, Sherry grew up in Oakley, a quaint community near historic Charleston. She graduated from the University of South Carolina’s School of Journalism and Mississippi State University’s Broadcast Meteorology Program. Sherry is a long-standing member and holds the Television Seal of Approval from the American Meteorological Society. She is a member of the National Weather Association, The Greater Cincinnati and National Association of Black Journalists. Sherry is a breast cancer survivor. She was diagnosed with (IDC) invasive ductal carcinoma, in July of 2019. Sherry credits divine intervention from God for the early detection, her relentless self-advocacy and close relationship with her OBGYN for playing a major role in the early discovery. Sherry is passionate about helping to educate and bring awareness of breast cancer to everyone, including women of color, who according to the American Cancer Society, are around 40% more likely to die of breast cancer than other women and are twice as likely to die if they are over 50. Sherry lost her mother Lille, to breast cancer when she was just a young girl. Sherry is a staunch advocate for breast cancer screenings, self-breast examination, genetic testing and additional breast imaging like the breast MRI, which detected her cancer when nothing else did. Sherry is a mentor with the Cincinnati Youth Collaborative, American Cancer Society ResearcHERS Ambassador, Cincinnati Parks Foundation Women’s Committee member, Cincinnati Chapter of the Links Incorporated member, University of South Carolina Alumni Life member and University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Power Board member. In addition, she is very active in the Tri-State community, often servings as an emcee, host and guest speaker for many community events.
Topic: Rotary Club of Cincinnati Thursday Meeting