About Us

On November 1, 2010, at the age of 30, Roxanne Martinez was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer, just days after learning she was pregnant. Thanks to a dedicated medical team and an awesome God, her treatment plan allowed her to fight for her own life while bringing a new life into the world. She underwent a mastectomy and chemotherapy while pregnant.

Just days after her seventh round of chemo and while seven months pregnant, Roxy completed the Greater Fort Worth Komen Race for the Cure 5K. A little over a week later, on the day that should have been her final chemo treatment, she instead gave birth to her daughter, Serenity Milagros Shelbon. Born premature, but perfectly healthy, Serenity arrived to let the world know that they had won their fight. The following month, Roxy’s scans came back clear with no evidence of disease.

It was a long, tough battle, that included being terminated from her full-time job, but Roxy got through it with the help of a nationwide team of supporters, nicknamed Team Roxy. Supporters rallied behind her and organized fundraising events in over 20 cities to raise funds for Roxy’s medical treatment, COBRA insurance premiums and other expenses. It was this overwhelming display of love and support that led her to establish Team Roxy as a non-profit organization dedicated to raising breast cancer awareness and ensuring that other women do not have to tackle breast cancer alone.