7th Annual Pink Tea Party
A Moment in Morocco
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Celebrating those in our community whose lives have been touched by cancer.
Karen Mills has been in the humor business for over 25 years. As a comedian,
she has worked clubs and theaters across the country and can be heard
daily on Sirius / XM Comedy Channels. Karen recently returned from the
Nantucket Comedy Festival where she did double duty, entertaining at the
Westmoor Club for “Ladies Who Lunch and Laugh” then performing
during “Ladies Night” at The Dreamland Theater.
Karen is a master at finding the humor in any situation and that didn’t
change when she was diagnosed with Ovarian cancer. Determined to take
on the disease with hope and humor, Karen turned her pain into punchlines
and is now a sought after speaker presenting her comedy with a message.
She has delivered the keynote, spoken at survivor events, fundraisers,
sports banquets and given commencement addresses. Now cancer free, Karen
has been hailed for her ability to bring humor to difficult topics and
was recently chosen to speak at TEDxChattanooga, 2016.
Karen has faced every challenge with determination, standing at 5’2”
she was told more than once that she was too small to play basketball.
Not only did she play, in 1981 she led the nation in assists and became
the first, division 1 first team All-American in UT-Chattanooga’s
history. She was the first UTC athlete to earn that distinction in any
sport, male or female. Her #12 uniform was retired and she became the
first female inducted into UTC’s basketball Hall of Fame.