Winter 2022 Newsletter
First, I want to thank everyone who gave an end-of-year gift to Zero Breast Cancer! Your support makes our work reducing breast cancer and its recurrence possible. In addition to donating, there are many ways you can join us to envision a world with zero breast cancer:
Speaking of our Board of Directors, it is with great pleasure that I announce David Shao will be our next ZBC Board President. David’s background is in high-tech and digital marketing. As ZBC offers many online resources, David’s expertise has been a huge asset to the organization. I look forward to seeing him bring his knowledge into his new role leading our Board.
Over the past two years I have served as Board President, I have enjoyed seeing our Dipsea Hike evolve into a successful hybrid virtual/in-person event, as well as our next generation and survivorship programs offering new resources, including multilingual/multicultural activity booklets for kids, Generations resources, and factsheets for survivors. As I hand the reins to David, I am excited to continue as a board member under his leadership.
Yours in health,
Immediate Past President
From the Desk of ZBC's New Board President
I am excited to take on the role of President of the Zero Breast Cancer Board of Directors as I have supported ZBC since 2016 and served on the board since 2020. ZBC holds an important place in my heart. The loss of close family members to breast cancer at a very young age brings me so much appreciation to what the organization does for the community.
I look forward to continuing the great leadership of Kevin and maintaining the Board’s commitment to ZBC’s mission!
Radical: The Science, Culture and History of Breast Cancer in America
Radical is an intellectual look at breast cancer, full of fascinating details about the disease. Author Kate Pickert is a breast cancer survivor and journalism professor at Loyola Marymount University with a background in health journalism. The book covers a wide scope of topics with chapters on screening guidelines, mammography benefits and drawbacks, diagnosis, controversy around the culture of pink, side-effects of treatment, pharmaceutical development, mastectomy and reconstruction, and metastatic disease. Check out the review.
Zero Breast Cancer's 2021 Impact
The results are in! Check out the latest updates to our 2021 Impact to see how you've helped us make a difference in the lives of breast cancer survivors, kids, parents/caregivers of young girls, teens and the wider community. Read about it here.
During Difficult Times, Your Sense of Humor Can Be Your Best Ally
In this article, breast cancer survivor Rosie Mankes reflects on the adage that laughter is the best medicine. She starts, "I like to think of myself as a funny person. I always try to find a way to laugh about something and must admit that I am also a bit of a practical joker at times (as long as no one gets hurt). I even try to keep my sense of humor during difficult times, because it is an excellent way to break the ice in an uncomfortable situation. It helps me make light of my challenging circumstances, and it has helped me heal through considerable obstacles in life." Read more.
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