When you support Bright Pink, you empower women to be proactive about their health. For the rest of 2018, we are highlighting impactful voices from our network to show why individuals support Bright Pink and our mission: to help save lives from breast and ovarian cancer by empowering women to know their risk and by driving women at elevated risk to take action. Here are their stories:
As a genetic counselor, I’ve spent my career educating healthcare providers about the importance of identifying a patient’s risk of cancer and managing it. Bright Pink allows me to educate the patient directly and empower them to ask for a risk assessment from their providers.
I care about Bright Pink because I’ve heard too many stories in my career about patients developing preventable cancers (and sometimes dying from them) to not care.
As a high-risk women, I know how difficult it can be to take a proactive approach to our health.
I am BRCA2 positive. After learning of my risk, I was empowered to detect my breast cancer at an early stage. When diagnosed, I connected with Bright Pink, which has helped me throughout every stage.
Today I am a prevention advocate. I recently took the preventative measure to have my ovaries and tubes removed, a choice I made knowing the facts on what it means to carry this gene.
Bright Pink taught me how powerful knowledge can be, and how to be secure in my choices about my health.
As a gynecologic oncologist, I am dedicated to educating my patients and fellow physicians about proactive approaches to breast and ovarian health.
Breast and ovarian cancers impact amazing women and their families. Until we can cure these cancers, we need a mechanism to prevent them through prevention and early detection.
At this time, no cure exists for breast and ovarian cancer. Bright Pink gives me hope we can prevent these cancers.
Puja: “I am Bright Pink because I am a woman, sister, aunt and daughter.”
I am not only a woman, sister, aunt, and daughter – I am a tireless health and awareness advocate for those who can’t be for themselves.
Bright Pink has opened my eyes to the need for women to both educate and take action when it comes to our health. We are our own best advocates. Bright Pink’s tools are necessary for all women to truly own their health trajectory.
If we do not assess our risk early and often, we leave our health to chance.
By supporting Bright Pink, I know I am helping all women to be their own best health advocates.
I was fortunate to meet Bright Pink. They held my hand through my BRCA discovery, my mastectomy, and my hysterectomy, and helped me feel empowered about my future.
I support Bright Pink because they gave my mother, my sister, and me the confidence to be proactive about our health.
Join me and support Bright Pink today as they help to save women’s lives from breast and ovarian cancer by empowering them to live proactively.”
Join Julie, Brianna, Dr. Cohen, Puja, Stacey and our entire community by making a gift today.
$10 has the power to help one woman know her breast and ovarian cancer risk and manage her health proactively.
$100 has the power to educate a healthcare provider on breast and ovarian cancer risk stratification and management for their patients.