Faces of a Warrior | 2015
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.
My name is Alison and I am a breast cancer survivor. For the last 29 years, breast cancer has heavily impacted my life. At the age of 17, I lost my mom to breast cancer. Then at the age of 32, I was diagnosed with the same horrible disease that took my mom. Luckily for me, it was caught it early stages and after an aggressive treatment plan, I was able to beat it unlike my mom.
My name is Laurie and I am a breast cancer survivor. This is my “story” but I never considered it “my” cancer. It invaded me for a time, but there was only one option – get rid of it and ensure that it never had a chance to return.