Episode Summary

Join Catherine Young, Sr. Vice President of the Susan G. Komen Memphis MidSouth, Mississippi affiliate, and Molly May, author, activist, breast cancer survivor and former Miss Mississippi State University, in this conversation with the Pickett family.

Episode Notes

NOTE: Due to the coronavirus situation, the Race For the Cure Metro Jackson event previously scheduled for April 25, 2020 has been postponed.

Albertstein Johnson-Pickett is a breast cancer survivor who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2017. Her son Alec is a junior at Clinton High School, and her daughter Mattise is an 8th grader at Clinton Junior High School.

In this episode, the Picketts talk about what it’s like to be the children of a breast cancer survivor, as well as the impact it had on each family member’s lives. Alec and Mattise talk about how they helped their mom and the ways that this experience has made them grow. Albertstein also goes into detail about the way she told her children she had breast cancer and how she assured them that everything would be okay. They also talk about what it means to have grace under pressure and why Alec and Mattise believe Albertstein Johnson-Pickett is a superhero.

Join Catherine Young, Sr. Vice President of the Susan G. Komen Memphis MidSouth, Mississippi affiliate, and Molly May, author, activist, breast cancer survivor and former Miss Mississippi State University, in this conversation with the Pickett family.

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 byNancy 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 21 counties in the state of Mississippi and contributed over $3.8 million to research. For more information, call 901.757.8686 or visit www.komenmemphisms.org.

This podcast is proudly sponsored by the D.L. Dykes, Jr. Foundation, producers of FAITHANDREASON®. Learn more about their work at www.faithandreason.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