Worldwide United Queen 2017-2018
Robin Ross-Holmes was crowned Worldwide United Queen 2017-2018 in Omaha, Nebraska on July 27, 2017! She is a registered nurse and a health and wellness educator. She is also a 13-year survivor of stage III colon cancer. She lost her mother to pancreatic cancer and her father to lung cancer in 2011. Since her diagnosis in 2003, along with the death of her parents, Robin has made it her mission to raise awareness concerning cancer. She has raised over $250,000 for various types of cancer research. Robin teaches people of all ages to be their own health advocates and to recognize that early detection and prevention are crucial to winning the war on cancer. Robin states that “Life is about H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Engage-Empower-Educate and Endure.) She reflects, “I was told I probably wouldn't make it past 3 years....now I need to give other people hope too.”
Robin loves to volunteer even if it isn't her personal cause. If she isn't volunteering at her children's school, you may find her at Feed My Starving Children, Salvation Army, or Bowling for Brain Injury, just to name a few. Robin's primary choice of charity is the Colon Cancer Alliance. Last year she was the #1 fund raiser in the state of Arizona for the Indy 5000, and she has had a team participate every year since the event began.
Robin has been married to her husband Greg for 20 years. Greg is multiple-time world and national champion in both karate and jiu-jitsu. They have two children together, Riley age 16 and Logan age 15. Daughter Riley has been a competitive swimmer since the age of 5 and her son Logan aspires to dance in the New York ballet one day.