Not Too Young For Cancer

November 18, 2016
Hosted by Sharon Henifin, CN-BA and Becky Olson, CN-BA

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Episode Description

Maimah Karmo is the Founder/CEO of the Tigerlily Foundation (Tigerlily) and a ten-year survivor of breast cancer. On February 28, 2006, Maimah was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer. She had no family history and was 32-years old. While undergoing her second round of chemotherapy, she made a promise to God that if she survived, she would create an organization to educate, empower, advocate for and support young women affected by breast cancer. After her second treatment, Tigerlily Foundation was born. Join us to hear her fascinating story and learn about the impact of cancer on young women.

Breast Friends Cancer Support Radio

Breast Friends Cancer Support Radio

Friday at 10 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel

Breast Friends helps women and families deal with the emotional upheaval of cancer. Our show offers advice and provides hope to the patients and survivors, while teaching their friends and family how to provide significant and helpful support to their loved ones.

Our show benefits the patients, as well as their friends and family members in several ways: Patients benefit because they find hope and inspiration in hearing stories of survival not only from the co-hosts, but also from our guests. Their friends and family members benefit by learning ways to support their loved ones and understand her journey a bit better. Each week we will introduce a different topic and provide resources that are sure to create interest and provide additional support to the patients and their families.

Breast Friends Cancer Support Radio can be heard live every Friday at 10 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel.

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Sharon Henifin, CN-BA and Becky Olson, CN-BA

Sharon Henifin, CN-BA and Becky Olson, CN-BA

The hosts met in 1991 in their corporate jobs at Dex Media. Both are breast cancer survivors and co-founders of Breast Friends, a national non-profit established in 2000. They have worked with thousands of patients over the last fifteen years and provide inspiration, hope, and practical guidance from point of diagnosis, through treatment and many years beyond. Both women received the Local Hero Award from BMW-North America and Susan G. Komen, and are Certified Navigators/Breast Advocates.

Sharon Henifin has been a breast cancer survivor since 1993. She left her job as a sales trainer in 2006 to work full-time for Breast Friends. She became a Certified Life Coach in 2008 and expanded Breast Friends Survivorship program using life-coaching technique. She created and facilitates the “Thriving Beyond Cancer,” workshops and retreats. She is a published author with chapters in two publications and is presently working on her first book.

Becky Olson is a three time breast cancer survivor. She left her job as a sales manager in 2005 to pursue her work with Breast Friends. Becky has been a professional speaker since 2003 and travels all over the country sharing her experience and inspiring women to find joy in adversity. She is a published author with chapters in two books and has also published her own book, “The Hat That Saved My Life,” published in 2004 with a second printing in 2007. Becky received the National Pink Power Mom Award in 2009, and the Bank of America Local Hero award in 2012.

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