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Like Mother Like Daughter

For Halloween, my daughter Maya chose to dress up as me — a Bright Pink Education Ambassador. When I was pregnant with Maya, I found out I carried the BRCA1 gene mutation, placing me at high risk for both breast and ovarian cancer. Finding out I was high risk allowed me the opportunity to be proactive against these diseases and, when Maya was 11 months, I chose to have a preventive mastectomy. Because of my experience, I became a Bright Pink Education Ambassador to help ensure all women have the same opportunity to know their risk and be proactive.

I want Maya and her two sisters to live in a world where all young women understand their risk for breast and ovarian cancer, are equipped to detect these diseases at early, treatable stages, and feel empowered to make lifestyle choices to reduce their risk of getting sick. I feel privileged to work toward these goals in my role as an Education Ambassador, presenting Brighten Up workshops and equipping women with the tools to live proactively.

Maya might not grasp the entirety of Bright Pink’s mission but her pride in dressing up as an Education Ambassador shows that she understands the importance of Bright Pink’s mission and the power of spreading the word about a cause that can change lives.

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How to Change a Life in 20 Minutes

20 minutes is all I need to educate a room full of young women on breast and ovarian health.

20 minutes is all I need to pass on life-saving techniques and tools for detecting cancer early or preventing it altogether.

20 minutes is all I need to save a life.

We are Bright Pink Ambassadors. We travel around the country delivering Brighten Up® Educational Workshops in corporate offices, sorority houses, community centers and women’s groups. We do it for our moms, our sisters, our friends. We do it for the next generation.

Bright Pink Ambassadors from Bright Pink on Vimeo

This is why we do what we do.

In October alone, we will educate 16,000 young women with this workshop (that’s more than we educated in all of 2014!). And by the end of this year, we will have educated more than 50,000 since the program started in the summer of 2013. That’s 50,000 lives potentially saved.

If you could save a life, wouldn’t you? Donate today to help fund more Brighten Up® Workshops and save more lives. Like Ashley’s:

“I was only 29… I never thought that I had to worry about breast cancer at this age. My employer hosted Bright Pink’s Brighten Up® Workshop, during which I signed up for their monthly text alerts to be Breast Self-Aware… When I got that first text, I found a tiny lump. I felt for it each day and kept thinking it would go away. When it didn’t, I called my doctor. I had stage 1 cancer in my breast. Bright Pink truly saved my life.”


About Brighten Up® Workshops

Facilitated by certified Bright Pink Ambassadors, these 20-minute presentations ground participants in the basics of breast and ovarian health, provide early detection and prevention strategies, and equip them with life-saving knowledge that inspires action. Request a workshop today and help brighten up your community.

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