Connie  Bramer

Connie Bramer

As a newly divorced, 39-year-old working mother of two when she heard the words, “You have breast cancer.” To keep her sanity in check, she chronicled her crazy and somewhat comical cancer journey in an online journal that later became her memoir, “How Connie Got Her Rack Back.” Connie credits a positive attitude and sense of humor for getting her through the many months of chemotherapy and surgeries she endured on her road to wellness. Her memoir is self-discovery, laugh out loud humor and a sense of hope for everyone. Being that she is the fourth generation in her family to be diagnosed with breast cancer, Connie felt a call to action once in remission and has spent the last 6 years raising funds to provide services for local cancer patients. In 2015, she founded Get Your Rack Back Inc., a not for profit organization that provides financial services to families affected by cancer in Upstate New York, Get Your Rack Back Events have raised over $100,000 to assist cancer patients.