Joyce Thompson is a breast cancer survivor, committed to raising awareness of the disease.
And soon she'll have the chance to reach thousands of Kroger customers.
Thompson works at the grocery chain's regional office in Roanoke. She is one of 48 Kroger associates across the country who are featured on marketing materials and packaging for national and Kroger brands. Her photo and story will soon appear on special packages of Cottonelle toilet paper.
"I guess I could say I hate to be the butt-end of a joke," Thompson laughed on Wednesday afternoon, "but that's part of the whole thing, you know you just have to keep a good outlook and a good humor with the whole thing." "And I kind of look at it this way, at least everybody's going to see me at least once a day," she joked.
Thompson says she was honored to be selected for the campaign.
Her "bottom line" message - If you feel changes in your body, have them checked out. "Keep a positive attitude," Thompson told us, "and always laugh."