Faces of a Warrior 20162019-07-17T18:35:26+00:00

Faces of a Warrior | 2016

Inspired, supported, and encouraged are not words normally associated with breast cancer. However, to shine light on such a difficult diagnosis and journey, Susan G. Komen Miami/Ft. Lauderdale launched the Faces of a Warrior Mentorship Program. Through this initiative, men and women are invited to share their story; from their breast cancer diagnosis to how they have thrived after it. Stories will be shared via our website, social media, eblasts, signage at event(s), as well as additional marketing pieces throughout the year.

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Carla Hill

My name is Carla and I am a breast cancer survivor. I discovered a lump in my right breast as I was getting ready for my cousin’s wedding. The lump immediately frightened me for two reasons. First, it seemed to appear out of nowhere...

Carol Toomer

My name is Carol and I am a breast cancer survivor. I have always been a lover a music, so it’s no surprise that when I got the call from my doctor telling me I had Stage 4 Inflammatory Breast Cancer, I was driving home listening to oldies...

Dianne Sussman

My name is Dianne Sussman and I am a breast cancer survivor. I never imagined I would be diagnosed with breast cancer, but on November 11, 2009, I received the call no one should ever get telling me I had Stage 1 breast cancer.

Yvette Johnson Fish

My name is Yvette and I am a breast cancer survivor. I remember it like it was yesterday, walking into my doctor’s office after my annual mammogram six years ago, confident that I would receive good news...

Bertha Ross

Age: 76 Profession: Retired Media Specialist Type of Breast Cancer: Ductal carcinoma in situ Year of Diagnosis 2011 Number of years as a survivor: 5 years Relationship to Susan G. Komen: Volunteer My name is Bertha and I am a breast cancer survivor. When I was first diagnosed with breast cancer, I had so many unanswered questions. I had always dealt with cysts in my breasts and routinely had them

Pamela Moreno

Age: 48 Profession: Stay at home mom Type of Breast Cancer: Stage 3 Number of years as a survivor: 4 years Relationship to Susan G. Komen: Komen Fundraiser My name is Pamela and I am a breast cancer survivor. In 2012, I got the news that no woman ever wants to hear, “you have breast cancer.” At first, when I heard the words I thought she meant I “might” have

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