Diagnosed with denovo Metastatic Breast Cancer in 2013, Susan is a respected advocate in the breast cancer community. Most recently, she was the President of METUP, a grassroots non-profit organization dedicated to changing the landscape of MBC. She was an Editor/Writer/Publisher and one of the co-founders of The Underbelly, an online magazine for all stages of breast cancer. Susan’s advocacy extends to lending her support and being active with other MBC organizations and campaigns. She’s proud to be an Outreach Coordinator for The Cancer Couch Foundation, and a 2017 graduate of the Living Beyond Breast Cancer Hear My Voice Advocacy Program. She is also an advocate for Medical Aid In Dying laws in her home state of NY. Since 2016 she has been working closely with Compassion and Choices to make that happen.
Susan lives in Western New York with her husband & pup, Bella.
WHAT I'M WORKING ON
Aid In Dying for NYS
Since 2015, I have been actively involved with Compassion and Choices, a national organization that works to improve patient rights and improve end-of-life choices. My goal is to stress the importance of terminally ill individuals being afforded all end-of-life options, including Aid in Dying. Current Aid in Dying laws have led to improvement in the quality of hospice, which benefits everyone.Link to program