I am very active in the BRCA community, as a speaker, mentor and advocate. When I learned I was positive for the BRCA genetic mutation, which predisposes me to a myriad of cancers, including pancreatic, ovarian and breast cancers. It started me on a fast and furious quest for knowledge, which quickly turned into a passion to help others navigate their way through the, oftentimes exceptionally challenging, BRCA world, to advocate for quality of life for both survivors and previvors, and to help raise funds for genetic cancer research. I’m currently involved with organizations including FORCE, Bright Pink, Discovery To Cure, Imerman Angels and The Basser Center.
Available to speak on my own experiences, which have included both a preventative oophorectomy and mastectomy, as well as on BRCA and genetic cancer research.