A two-time breast cancer survivor, Valeda is the founder and unpaid executive director of Valeda’s Hope. This organization is dedicated to increasing awareness of breast cancer through education and early detection, providing mammograms, nurturing services, massages, manicures, physical therapy, emotional therapy, and genetic services for those in need.
She impacts her community as a champion for breast health while responding to women’s needs through her various volunteer programs. Since 2013, she has delivered recliners to women following a double mastectomy due to the diagnosis of breast cancer. The recliners are accompanied with a comfort basket for each patient.