I graduated from Coe College, Iowa, with a Bachelor of Science in nursing in 1995. I am a wife and mother of three children, and have a passion to educate others on what it means to be truly healthy, with a focus on prevention of disease. I am a former oncology nurse and risk manager for Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. While working for over 15 years in what I like to now call “the sickness industry,” I came to realize little, if nothing, was being done to determine the true causes of diseases like cancer. I changed career paths after my second child was born and began looking at natural approaches to health and healing.
I first discovered Breast Cancer Action when I was preparing a presentation for a webinar I was giving regarding breast cancer and the truth behind pink ribbon cause marketing campaigns. I was so blessed to find the Think Before You Pink® website, and it became my go-to place for the information and facts I was looking for. BCAction had already done the hours and hours of research that I needed to do! I couldn’t have been more excited!
For a few years prior to joining the Community Leaders for Change program, I had been speaking about the underlying causes of cancer, so it just “made sense” to join in because the organization’s mission is parallel to my own mission in life. I know and really value the importance of people joining forces to make a bigger, stronger, global impact toward true change.
The more people speak out on the principles of health and healing, the more younger generations will hear about ways real change can be made in the future. But it begins with you and me! One of my favorite quotes is from B.J. Palmer: “We never know how far reaching something we may think, say, or do today will affect the lives of millions tomorrow.”
I want to get in front of as many people as possible to speak the truth and educate others not only about what they can do for themselves but to truly inspire and encourage them to share the information with others. I have dedicated a minimum of two talks per month toward BCAction campaigns.