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Diagnosed with Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer at 43 in 2013, I quickly realized there was little funding going to the breast cancer that kills. Over time I grew my Twitter network & began working with others to bring awareness to MBC. I took my Twitter account to Facebook and also started a blog which was chosen by one of The Best Metastatic Breast Cancer Blogs in 2015. I'm also a fierce advocate for Medical Aid In Dying in New York State where I reside.. In addition to my personal advocacy, I'm also C0-Founder, Editor & Publisher of The Underbelly, a Breast Cancer Magazine, along with 2 of my closest friends.


Rochester, NY


Best in Show: Facebook

Susan is a fierce advocate for women and men living with Metastatic Breast Cancer (Stage 4). She writes insightful pieces for The Underbelly, an online magazine about breast cancer, specifically Stage 4. She has testified before the New York State legislature in support of Medical Aid in Dying (Death With Dignity). She is passionate and compelling.  — Nancy

Past Awards Participation

Fifth Annual Health Activist Awards


Best in Show: Blog Best in Show: Twitter

Sixth Annual WEGO Health Awards


Best in Show: Blog Best In Show: Instagram
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