Episode Summary

Allyn Rose is an American beauty pageant titleholder, professional speaker, and breast cancer advocate for more than 300 million women worldwide. In this PINK PODCAST episode, Allyn talks about losing her mother to breast cancer at the age of 16 and the difficulty she experienced resulting from this tragic loss. Allyn has since partnered with the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and the Tigerlilly Foundation, educating women in cancer prevention.

Episode Notes

Allyn Rose is an American beauty pageant titleholder, professional speaker, and breast cancer advocate for more than 300 million women worldwide.

In this PINK PODCAST episode, Allyn talks about losing her mother to breast cancer at the age of 16 and the difficulty she experienced resulting from this tragic loss. Allyn has since partnered with the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and the Tigerlilly Foundation, educating women in cancer prevention.

In the fall of 2012, Rose revealed her decision to undergo a prophylactic double mastectomy. In June 2013, she gave a TED Talk at Chapman University on the Power of Redefining Breasts. Rose continues to work as a preventive healthcare advocate and contributor on several national media outlets. The 21st Annual Congress on Women’s Health awarded her the Women’s Health Advocacy Award.

Hosts Catherine Young, Sr. Vice President of the Susan G. Komen Memphis Midsouth Mississippi affiliate, and Molly May, author, double mastectomy survivor, and Miss Mississippi State University, share a heartwarming conversation with Allyn Rose who encourages women throughout the world struggling with breast cancer to remember, “My mastectomy does not define me. How I look is simply an accessory.”

This year marks our 20th year of providing breast health care to uninsured and underserved women in Mississippi. Please join us on April 13, 2019, for our RACE FOR THE CURE and help us continue to support breast health and fight breast cancer. Register at komenmemphisms.org.

About the Show

A production of Susan G. Komen Memphis-MidSouth Mississippi. Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Komen Memphis-MidSouth Mississippi is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community. Through events like the Race for the Cure®, Komen Memphis-Midsouth Mississippi has raised and invested almost $14 million in community breast health programs in West Tennessee and the state of Mississippi and contributed over $3.8 million to research. For more information, call 901.757.8686 or visit komenmemphisms.org