Breast cancer is one of the most common cancer among American women, and according to the National Cancer Institute, about 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and American Program Bureau would like to take the time to recognize the speakers who have faced the challenges of cancer in some form. Here is another #50ReasonsWhyAPB is proud to work with speakers who share inspiring, educational stories of their fight with the disease.
Samantha Harris was diagnosed with Stage II invasive breast cancer in 2014, and three surgeries later, she is cancer-free and encouraging others with her motivational keynotes. Involved with March of Dimes, Feeding America, the EIF Revlon Run/Walk, and more, Harris shares her experiences with boundless energy, emboldening those faced with life’s challenges. She delivers motivating speeches to audiences to get active individually and within the community.
Michael Samuelson is a cancer survivor and has lectured on leadership, health promotion, patient experience, health policy, diseases prevention, and more. Author of six books, Samuelson’s distinguished professional résumé provides a wealth of experiences and insights he shares during his keynotes. Practicing what he preaches, Samuelson is an avid world trekker whose adventures continue after his diagnosis and cancer treatment at age 50.
Regina Benjamin is the 18th Surgeon General of the United States, and has forged a career that has been recognized by a broad spectrum of organizations and publications. In 1995 she was the first physician under age 40 and their first African-American woman to be elected to that American Medical Association Board of Trustees. Her diverse background and expertise on a wide range of topics make her a strong speaker for not only healthcare and community organization, but also in the areas of education, diversity, and women’s interests.
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