The parents of late San Antonio anchor Karen Martinez died from COVID-19 complications, according to a report by Fox San Antonio. Here’s a taste of some of the moving footage of the beautiful anchorwoman that was posted this morning on KABB’s Website. "There are 2 million people in San Antonio, if every person donated 10 cents, we would raise $200,000," Virgin said. Virgin, an investigative reporter, was close with Karen while working together at Fox San Antonio. Karen Martinez is on Facebook. Her passion to help others with cancer continues through a GoFundMe account in her name with the goal to raise $200,000, which will be donated to the ThriveWell Cancer Foundation. Candice.Garcia@express-news.net | Twitter @_candicegarcia, Like us on Facebook to see similar stories, George Floyd’s brother rallies voters on Election Day, Olive Garden Is Opening Its First Location in This State. Friend and fellow anchor Cynthia Lee filled in for her during her absence. View Karen Martinez’s profile on LinkedIn, the world's largest professional community. Sponsorships are being accepted for the Healing Hearts Donation Drive 2020 on Thursday, November 12th! Candice Avila-Garcia, mySA/San Antonio Express-News, Parents of late Fox San Antonio anchor die of coronavirus. She underwent chemotherapy, then surgery and radiation. "Can you imagine that reunion when they were able to be back together?" Plans are also in the works to run a special story  remembering Karen — and giving voice to other heroes waging the fight against cancer — on the station’s flagship 9 p.m. news broadcast, Valdes said. Some forums can only be seen by registered members. Virgin said, because of her faith in God, she believes Karen and her parents are together again. _taboola.push({ She leaves behind a loving husband and three children. She also worked tenaciously for a cause close to her heart, the ThriveWell Cancer Foundation, and its annual benefit, the Healing Hearts Gala. "If we can get everyone in San Antonio, two million people to donate, we raise $200,000. READ ALSO: FOX-29 anchor Ernie Zuniga speaks out after scary encounter at H-E-B during coronavirus pandemic. Karen Martinez, 37, passed away last night after a long valiant fight with breast cancer. Tonight on FOX News at Nine, we welcome back Anchor/Reporter Karen Martinez after her surgery for breast cancer. “My grandma would go bowling, she’d go shopping and stuff,” Herrera said. “My grandma would go bowling, she’d go shopping and stuff,” Herrera said. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads. FOX 29 News Anchor Karen Martinez passes away at age of 37. Karen has 6 jobs listed on their profile. Everyones journey is different but in my case back in 1/2007, I could feel a "thickness" to my left breast only when I would lie on my stomach to sleep. I feel lucky that I have the opportunity to do this story and to let people know that this is an option,” Martinez said in the report. . If you need help with the Public File, call 210-351-1241. Martinez, a news anchor at FOX 29, fought breast cancer for four years and spearheaded the annual Healing Hearts Gala fundraiser to raise money for research and treatments of all cancers. … Read More, History of Healing Hearts Gala While working as the main anchor at KABB FOX 29 News and juggling family life Karen Martinez was diagnosed with stage 3-breast cancer. Beloved S.A. anchor Karen Martinez loses cancer fight. "Karen lost her battle with breast cancer in 2013. “They both are very healthy," Herrera told virgin. placement: 'Interstitial Gallery Thumbnails 5', Text healinghearts2020 to the number 243725! By: Fox S.A. StaffFox San Antonio anchors Michael Valdes, Cynthia Lee, Alex Garcia and Chuck Miketinac shared their thoughts on the passing of their friend and colleague Karen Martinez. She also worked at KXAN, an NBC affiliate in Austin where she produced their noon newscast and helped field produce stories from the devastating Memorial Day floods that struck Wimberley in 2015. In 2009, Martinez was diagnosed with stage-four cancer in her right breast. ", Virgin, an investigative reporter, was close with Karen while working together at Fox San Antonio. “I have chemotherapy once a week for three weeks straight.”. She died Wednesday. On Feb,11th 2013 our friend and fellow San Antonian, Karen Martinez lost her battle with stage 4 breast cancer. His wife Tonie, in her 70s, enjoyed being active. mode: 'thumbnails-c', Voting time tracker showing short wait times in San... What S.A. doctors are saying about a possible... 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View detailed profile or … Throughout most of her treatment, she tried to return to anchoring as much as possible, never failing to flash that radiant smile of hers on the air. Karen and her friend and colleague Yami Virgin. "Can you imagine that reunion when they were able to be back together?" container: 'taboola-interstitial-gallery-thumbnails-7', This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Karen lost her battle with breast cancer in 2013. Throughout this her vision was to establish the Healing Hearts Gala benefitting the ThriveWell Cancer Foundation – a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. According to the report, Antonio was only in the hospital for about 24 hours when he died two weeks ago. "Being a person of faith, that for me is comforting.". Martinez’s 9 p.m. news co-anchor and longtime KABB colleague, Michael Valdes, spoke with emotion about the woman he said always managed to make people’s lives better when she came into a room. There was no quit in her. I'm thinking she's only in her lower 30's at the most, though. Candice also worked at KENS 5 where she received a Texas AP Broadcasters 'Honorable Mention' for morning newscast. Copyright 2013 by KSAT.com All rights reserved. Former S.A. television anchor Karen Gallagher charged with prescription fraud, KABB's...San Antonio's Karen Martinez loses her battle with Breast Cancer. I was completely floored because they took her dad in and then within 24 hours he had passed away," Virgin said. Martinez was 37. placement: 'Interstitial Gallery Thumbnails 7', Virgin once again urged viewers to donate to the ThriveWell Cancer Foundation, even if it's just ten cents by every person in San Antonio. The event is scheduled in November, but organizers may need an alternate fundraiser if social distancing measures continue in response to the pandemic. Candice Avila-Garcia is social media editor for MySA and the San Antonio Express-News. According to the report, Antonio was only in the hospital for about 24 hours when he died two weeks ago. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads. Now I'm a bike person. Donations are tax deductible to the extent of the law. By: Robert Price San Antonio came together Thursday night to say goodbye to our Karen Martinez.Karen passed away Monday after a long and courageous battle with cancer.Thursday hundreds of … By: Fox S.A. StaffOur Karen Martinez isn't just a co-worker, she's a wife, mother, and a cancer survivor.She's taken some time off to concentrate on her battle, but she's keeping everyone in … You can follow Candice on social media @_candicegarcia, Parents of late Fox San Antonio anchor die of coronavirus. Tonie was immediately put into isolation, but she also contracted the virus and needed to be put on a ventilator. San Antonio news anchor Karen Martinez passed away Monday night after a lengthy battle with Stage IV breast cancer. target_type: 'mix' San Antonio mourned with us seven years ago after the loss of our beloved friend Karen Martinez. Memorial fund information for Karen's family is still pending. Today, it feels like a beautiful TV light has been taken away from all of us. "When I found out about it, I was floored. Karen was our hometown girl who made her dream come true becoming the main anchor of Fox News at Nine. Karen Martinez - FOX News Anchor Cancer Diagnosis User Name: Remember Me: Password Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! His wife Tonie, in her 70s, enjoyed being active. Martinez herself had always made a point to share with viewers her battle with breast cancer – her ups, her downs, the latest treatments. She has visited hard hit hurricane areas including Rockport, most recently hit by Hurricane Harvey. 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