Hopkinsville native, cancer survivor to host book signing

A Hopkinsville native who documented her battle with cancer in a recently-released book will be at First Baptist Church Saturday for a book signing.

Kimberly Hancock Tisor is a graduate of Hopkinsville High School, Hopkinsville Community College and Murray State University, but now resides in Decatur, Alabama.

She was diagnosed with breast cancer in November of 2016 and decided to share her story along with other breast cancer survivors’ tales of fear and triumph in her debut book “Joy Is Contagious…Cancer Isn’t.”

A news release says the book contains twelve individual stories from women, three of whom are originally from Hopkinsville: Dean Norfleet, Judy Anderson Greene, and Kim Tisor.   Each story is told in the women’s own words and aims to inspire others with words of faith, hope and joy.

Tisor says “Cancer isn’t necessarily a death sentence. It can actually serve as a new-lease-on-life sentence, helping you to live more intentionally and with a greater sense of purpose.”

The book signing is set for Saturday from 2 until 4 p.m. at First Baptist Church on South Main Street in Hopkinsville.

Profits from the sale of each book go to support The Rack Pack, a charitable organization founded by breast cancer survivors.