Nicki Boscia Durlester


Nicki Boscia Durlester is a breast cancer survivor and patient advocate. Following her diagnosis in 2009 she penned her memoir Beyond the Pink Moon. As a carrier of a BRCA2 mutation, inherited from her mother, she told the story of her family’s staggering history of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Her Facebook group, by the same name, has close to 4,000 members in 30 countries. Founded in 2010 and moderated by Nicki, it is an active forum for discussion for survivors, previvors, caregivers, MDs and health care professionals. Nicki's second book, The Pink Moon Lovelies, Empowering Stories of Survival, is an anthology of 50 stories from breast and ovarian cancer survivors and BRCA previvors from her Beyond the Pink Moon Facebook group, with a Foreword written by internationally renowned breast surgeon, Dr. Kristi Funk. Nicki and the Pink Moon Lovelies can be found on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BeyondthePinkMoon/ Nicki is also active on Twitter at: @nickidurlester