A native of Houston, Mississippi, and a recent graduate of Mississippi State University, Molly May has held several statewide pageant titles and is the current Miss Dixie. She is also a breast cancer survivor, as is her mother, Debra. Her foundation, Caps That Care, raises funds for cancer research and collects items like beanies, caps, and bandannas made of soft, breathable fabric for patients of all ages to wear in lieu of wigs. Caps That Care makes regular donations to Children's Miracle Network hospitals nationwide, including Batson in Jackson and Le Bonheur in Memphis. Molly also makes regular personal visits to spend time with cancer patients.