Welcome to the Susan G. Komen® Miami/Ft. Lauderdale chapter blog!

My name is Dana and I’m excited to be blogging for the Foundation. I’ll be interviewing warriors, caregivers and doctors, providing updates on the More Than Pink campaign and documenting just about anything else associated with the world of breast cancer and Susan G. Komen. 

A little about me

In December 2015, I was diagnosed with stage 2B invasive ductile carcinoma at age 30. I had a bilateral mastectomy, chemotherapy and chest reconstruction. 

My journey, like so many women and men before and after me, was not easy. Beyond the physical, I faced mental and emotional challenges that completely rocked my life and turned my “normal” upside down. I’ve lost friends and family to this horrific disease and am plagued, at times, with survivor’s guilt. 

But today, 2.5 years after my diagnosis, I am here. I have a voice and a purpose and hope my experiences can lead to more awareness and action for young women’s breast health. 

What is it all about 

Susan G. Komen isn’t just about me or any one person. It’s about all of the women and men diagnosed with breast cancer. It’s about the advances in breast cancer treatment that will one day lead to a cure. It’s about growing a community of Warriors who need and support each other through the darkest days and brightest milestones. It’s about you. 

We’d love to hear from you

Have an idea or a story to share? Do you have questions about Susan G. Komen? Send us a message and we’ll do our best to cover your topic in an upcoming blog post.

 From all of us at the Susan G. Komen Miami/Ft. Lauderdale chapter, thank you for all that you do to continue to raise awareness and funding for breast cancer research.

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