“October is breast cancer awareness month, an annual campaign to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer. I’m living proof that early detection saves lives, so this month I’ll be talking with experts and survivors and sharing information about the importance of breast cancer screening and support.”
On today’s show I’m talking with two amazing survivors who turned a deadly diagnosis into a business that helps others, Michelle Beck, who founded Breast Friends and Liz Benditt, who created a product for cancer patients called The Balm Box.
Here’s some of what we’re dishing about:
Finding joy at midlife and with breast cancer
The importance of early detection
What you can do to prevent breast cancer
How you can support loved ones who have received a cancer diagnosis
The silver linings that come from a cancer experience
It’s going to be an inspiring show that will give you tools to support yourself and poeple you know who are struggling with a cancer diagnosis.
More About My Guests
Michelle is a 2-time, 10-year survivor of breast cancer. In 2017 she found Breast Friends of Oregon to volunteer and found support that she did not know that she needed. In early 2019 she was hired as the Patient Programs Assistant and now also hosts the Breast Friends Cancer Support Network podcast. In her free time, she enjoys exploring with her husband Nate, their son Jackson and dogs Apollo and Thor. She loves reading books, watching movies and is obsessed with true crime and paranormal podcasts. Her second journey with breast cancer has led her to a new career path as a Breast Cancer Advocate, working on a book to tell her story and speaking to audiences about how to move forward in the face of life’s trials.
Liz Benditt is a senior marketing executive with 25+ years professional marketing experience. After enduring 4 different cancers over the course of 8 years, Benditt leveraged her experience as both a marketer and a cancer patient to launch www.TheBalmBox.com – a site featuring functional self-care and gift packages for cancer patients. In addition to her role as President and CEO of The Balm Box, Liz teachers undergraduate marketing courses at The University of Kansas School of Business. She is a public school and community service advocate, serving on leadership boards for National Charity League for Greater Kansas City and The Mainstream Coalition. Liz lives in the Kansas City metro with her husband, two teenage kids, and one terrible dog.