I am a 27-year metastatic breast cancer survivor. Since my diagnosis in 1994, I have been an active community volunteer, patient advocate and have dedicated and volunteered most of my time to raise awareness about breast health, provide peer-to-peer support to help others who have been touched by breast cancer, and be the patient voice at the table to forward breast cancer research. Alongside my sister, Jane Weiner, I co-founded Pink Ribbons Project, a nonprofit organization that—during its 21-year existence—has raised more than $6,000,000 to help in the fight against breast cancer, especially in the Greater Houston Community. Several awards demonstrate my contributions in breast cancer advocacy and education. As an involved patient advocate with numerous experiences in the breast cancer community, I am enabled and qualified to serve as an advocate to represent the voices of other patients.
I am married to Alan and have an adult daughter, Marika, who lives in NYC. We live between our home in Houston, Texas and our farm in Brenham, Texas. I stay very active and spend a lot of time relaxing and caring for my 4 dogs and my farm animals. Most importantly, I am grateful to be alive!