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Funeral Set For Friday For Janis Hill, Breast Cancer Activist

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(Janis Hill.  File photo)

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SWEDESBORO, NJ (CBS) - A funeral is scheduled for Friday morning for 52-year-old Janis Hill, the wife of longtime KYW Newsradio business anchor Vince Hill, who died late last week of complications from cancer surgery.

In her fight against the disease, she reached out to you — and even now still does.

“I’m not a doctor but what I can do is lend my voice…,” Janis Hill says in one public service announcement for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, inviting all to participate in the Mother’s Day tradition.

Elaine Grobman, Komen’s executive director in the Philadelphia area, says Janis Hill’s death breaks her heart, but notes that she was always reaching out to bring others into the fight.

Hill — a human resources professional and former Philadelphia Eagles cheerleader — took part with other former NFL cheerleaders to produce a YouTube video that raises money as the number of people who view it goes up.  You can join the fight against cancer just by watching the video.

“She has helped up raise over $200,000, her and the NFL alumni cheerleaders,” says Grobman, “but through her battling her breast cancer, she never stopped.”

In addition to her husband, Hill leaves behind two sons, Jordan and Tyler.   Vince Hill’s colleagues at KYW Newsradio extend their heartfelt condolences to him and other members of their family.

Click here to listen to the Janis Hill Obit:

Reported by John Ostapkovich, KYW Newsradio 1060.

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