Beth Quinn, co-founder of She Rocks, dies

Beth Quinn, co-founder of She Rocks, dies

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Beth Quin, co-founder of the She Rocks organization, died Wednesday morning after a lengthy battle with ovarian cancer.

Quinn, a former bank executive and wife of former Wilmington City Council member, Jim Quinn, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in December 2013.

Shortly after her diagnosis, Quinn teamed up with a friend who was also battling ovarian cancer and started the She Rocks organization. Tracy Brown, Quinn's friend, died from the disease in February 2015.

Quinn said in an interview with WECT in 2015 that she never got down about her diagnosis believing that it would serve a purpose.

"I never went into a dark hole," Quinn said. "I said you know Lord, I didn't sign up for this. I don't know anything about it, but if you will walk with me, I'll do it and I'll help the very next person."

Quinn started the She Rocks luncheon with another close friend, Mary Barto. The purpose of the luncheon was to raise money for the UNC Lineberger Cancer Center for research and to benefit the Zimmer Cancer at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

For details on a memorial service, click here.

Editor's note:

Beth Quinn was a close friend for many years. I adored her.  I am heartbroken. Beth was an amazing woman who put up the most amazing fight. She was an extraordinary warrior who always put others before herself.

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