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What’s one of the most important conversations of your life? One you could never forget because it opened a new understanding of the world, calmed your nerves, or gave you the information needed to make a good decision?
For people impacted by breast cancer, these conversations can be hard. Finding someone who understands is critical. Knowing where to get trusted information is important. Everyone deserves access to the newest research, as well as the opportunity to enroll in clinical trials and to receive trusted tips and tools for how best to communicate with their health care teams. Living Beyond Breast Cancer is dedicated to making sure those conversations happen. We are a national, trusted leader in information access AND network building.
Our annual Butterfly Ball raises critical mission-driven funds and gives us a chance to honor five amazing women who will share stories about how they are changing conversations every day in their neighborhoods, communities, health care systems, and research institutions. Join us on November 5.
2022 Founders Honoree:
Angie DeMichele, MD, MSCE
Co-Leader, Breast Cancer Research Program Director, Breast Cancer Clinical Trials Unit Alan and Jill Miller Professor in Breast Cancer Excellence
Dr. DeMichele is a professor of medicine and epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania focusing on breast cancer oncology and molecular epidemiology. Through her research, she seeks to identify markers of outcome and response to therapy, as well as develop targeted therapeutics. Dr. DeMichele is a senior scholar in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as the co-director of the breast cancer program at the Abramson Cancer Center. She is a member of LBBC’s Medical Advisory Board and frequently speaks for us and reviews our publications.Read more and watch her video
2022 Donna Noce Colaco Going Beyond Honorees:
Linda was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, and is a wife, mother of two teenage boys and a dog mom. She was diagnosed early stage in 2009 and then with Metastatic Breast Cancer in 2018. Linda has a Master's degree in Physical Therapy and is a former two sport collegiate athlete. She enjoys playing sports, going to concerts and sporting events, paddle boarding, and being out in nature.Read more and watch her video
CEO TOUCH, The Black Breast Cancer Alliance
As a Stage 3A Triple Negative Breast Cancer Survivor/Thriver, Ricki’s personal purpose, passion, mission, ministry and blessing is to bring focus, attention, research and action to eradicating Black Breast Cancer. Ricki co-founded and serves as CEO of TOUCH, The Black Breast Cancer Alliance, is a founding member of #BlackDataMatters, in partnership with Breastcancer.org, Ciitizen, The Center for Health Care Innovation, Morehouse School of Medicine and Susan G. Komen Foundation to encourage and elevate the importance of Black Women participating in clinical trial research and serves on the Board of Trustees for the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation.Read more and watch her video
Monique Gary DO, MSc, FACS
Board certified, fellowship-trained breast surgical oncologist Medical Director of the Grand View Health/Penn Cancer Network cancer program and Breast program
Dr. Gary serves on the board of several national oncology advocacy and empowerment organizations, serving as medical director for Touch, the Black Breast Cancer Alliance, and a medical advisor for Tigerlily Foundation. She is also a member of the board of directors for the American Society of Breast Surgeons. Dr. Gary was recognized as a Leading Physician of the World and Top Breast Surgeon in Pennsylvania for 2017, 2018, and 2019, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the highest distinction awarded to surgeons in the nation.Read more and watch her video
Meg Cadoux Hirshberg
Co-founder of The Anticancer Lifestyle Program
The Anticancer Lifestyle Program or ACLP (www.anticancerlifestyle.org), offers free, evidence-based tools, tips and information about lifestyle behaviors that have been shown to reduce the risk of cancer, cancer recurrence, and chronic illness. Living with metastatic breast cancer for more than 20 years, Meg understands how lost and disempowered survivors can feel when they lack a plan for optimizing health and wellness that may affect long-term outcomes. The ACLP was created to respond to that need, and to provide a robust answer to that burning question asked by so many: “What do I do now?”Read more and watch her video
Celeste and Brent Celek
Laurie and Steve Katznelson
Ellen and Joseph McLaughlin