Ann Marie

Patient Leader

I launched Stupid Dumb Breast Cancer, my fierce and unconventional initiative to support others engaged in the fight, promote awareness, and advocate on behalf of my fellow badasses. I want every voice heard. On Stupid Dumb Breast Cancer I use questions, comments and experiences from those who have been there! My goal is to change how we view cancer on a whole by bringing the topics no one wants to discuss to the front page-metastatic disease is one. I now work for Wisdo-the site helps people take on life’s greatest challenges by equipping them with wisdom from those who have been there. I also work for Lyfebulb-bringing attention to chronic illness.

Finalist

Hilarious Health Activist

This woman is a dynamo. In the year I have followed her, her humor, compassion, and fire for her advocacy work have never stopped, regardless of her own health. She share all of it, the good, the bad, and the ugly, in hopes of making others' journeys easier and less lonely.  — Chris

Ann Marie is also an Educator leaving an open forum for debate and discussion concerning Breast Health Awareness. She also participates, manages and raises much need money that is directly distributed into our oppressed community.  — Sharie

Ann Marie Giannino Otis does an excellent job of advocating for breast cancer awareness. She provides a multitude of information and support to people everywhere. She gives of herself freely and asks for nothing in return. She is truly an inspiration to all!  — Cathy

As a breast cancer survivor herself she has inspired so many to tell their stories and her website is over 3,000 people talking all cancer's. She has dedicated her life to cancer awareness.  — Kathleen

She show courage thru her writing and also pics-which brings this horrific disease to the forefront! The Susan Koman Foundation could learn that money doesnt buy reality!! She is very straight forward, and if you or someone you know is going thru it....it needs to be straight forward, open and honest-PERIOD!  — Di

Over the years I have watched Ann Marie move from an activist with a blog, to one of the driving forces behind changing Facebook policies pertaining to mastectomy pictures, Bravery Bags and Cure Diva. Through everything, she's been relentless in her goal to get as much info as she can to the people who need it - all of us!  — Chris

She is an inspiration to all and has created a community to share her story and help and support others going through similar experiences.  — Karen

Ann Marie has been a realistic voice for thousands through her organization (SDBC), facebook page, instagram, twitter, blogs,etc. She gives a face to breast cancer that has not been done before. She shows the real side of the illness and allows people to ask questions, make comments, learn, vent, etc. Ann Marie is beautiful inside and out!  — mc

She deserves it.

She is blunt, funny, caring and above all...honest. With all she has on her plate, she still makes time to advocate, comfort, and mourn with the social media world and the world in general. Her bravery bags are a true gift for those who receive them. She involves her family in a life of giving/serving others.  — Robin

AnnMarie is an amazing, tireless, hands-on activist who raises funds, engages her community (kids and adults) with projects to benefit cancer warriors, as well as spreading her message through pictures, links and stories to many world-wide She takes her message, love and help, from large audiences to individual cancer warriors and their loved ones.  — Kim

AnnMarie is an inspiration to everyone around her. She tells it like it is and let's others do the same all while somehow making you laugh. Her effort is tireless and she is a true advocate and hero

Ann Marie

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