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Everyday Changemakers: Jen Fisher’s Story

Jen Fisher found a small “almost undetectable” lump during a routine breast check. She saw her doctor and was diagnosed with breast cancer in May of 2016. At 40 years old, Jen had not yet had her first mammogram. (Bright Pink aligns with a majority of cancer organizations that recommend women begin mammograms at age 40 or earlier if you have a first-degree relative who was diagnosed with breast cancer before the age of 50. Read more here.)

“I think for me the last thing that I thought of at my age was that I could get breast cancer”

She credits her support system for getting her through the journey; her husband, her family, and her coworkers at Deloitte LLP. Jen is the National Managing Director of Well-being at Deloitte LLP; in fact, that’s how she learned about Bright Pink.

Janet Foutty, the CEO of Deloitte Consulting LLP and a breast cancer survivor herself, introduced Jen to Bright Pink. Jen feels fortunate to have had the support of the Deloitte community throughout her journey, and today, feels a renewed sense of purpose in her role as a well-being leader.

“Deloitte is a changemaker because of our innovative approach to well-being. We really believe that as an organization we want to be there through the life journey of our people or for the unexpected, like being diagnosed with breast cancer.”

We’re grateful for Jen’s commitment to spread Bright Pink’s message to the Deloitte community and beyond. By turning her story into something positive and informative for other women, she’s also a changemaker in our eyes.

Learn more about Jen’s inspiring story below. And join Deloitte in support of Bright Pink’s work at ChangeMakers on September 27 in Chicago.

 

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