Anne is a three time cancer survivor – first diagnosed with breast cancer 29 years ago and treated with a double mastectomy; diagnosed with colorectal cancer 11 years ago and treated with extensive surgery and chemotherapy; diagnosed with a reoccurrence of breast cancer last year, and underwent surgery. When she was diagnosed last year, she received treatment through the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (prior diagnoses were covered through private insurance).
Anne is volunteering with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network because she has been very blessed in her recoveries and she wants to be able to make a difference for others. She feels compelled to offer others hope and strength to endure their battle with cancer. She wants to inspire everyone to stand up for themselves and to concentrate on their courage to fight against this disease more than they fear it.