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Rhonda M. Smith

Rhonda Smith is a beast cancer survivor and Founder of Breast Cancer Partner. Rhonda has extensive experience and a highly successful track record working with private corporations and non-profit organizations. With over 20 years of experience that includes sales and marketing management and learning and development consulting, Rhonda has parlayed her professional and personal experience into a unique skill set that includes marketing/PR, community outreach, networking and building partnerships across a diverse population of breast cancer survivors. Rhonda speaks on the topic of, and helps other survivors understand, how Recover, Restore and Reenergize after breast cancer treatment.

Steven M. Newman, O.D., C.N.S.

Over 20 years experience in the health care professions, specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of disease with both traditional and holistic approaches, co-management of refractive surgery and education/motivation of fellow colleagues and the public about the importance of a healthy lifestyle. Combining twenty years of political and organizational involvement in Optometry on a county, state and federal level with strong business development and quality management skills allows me to work effectively with people at all levels. As a primary eye care physician, it is essential to educate patients about the correlation between ocular health and systemic health.

Patricia San Pedro

Entrepreneur.  Community leader.  Author.  Patricia San Pedro knows no limits. If she dreams it, she takes action to accomplish it.  A native of Havana, Cuba, San Pedro grew up in South Florida and graduated from the University of Miami.

San Pedro made a name for herself in the broadcasting industry at WTVJ NBC in Miami, where she earned three Emmy Awards for her work.

Paula Holland De Long

Cancer survivor, professional life coach, author, and inspirational speaker Paula Holland De Long offers wisdom, advice, and tools that promote health and healing for cancer survivors and their loved ones. Her coaching work encourages thriving during and after cancer using complementary, holistic, and spiritual coping tools that transform fear into hope and choice. Her personal battle with cancer inspired her to found What’s Next For My Life, Inc., whose workshops and support products are offered at cancer treatment centers and support organizations, and via teleconference to participants around the country. Her first book, the What’s Next For My Life? Companion Journal for Cancer Patients has just been published and her second book about creating a new life after cancer is forthcoming.

Carolyn Newman

Carolyn Newman was diagnosed with Stage Three Breast Cancer in May of 2006.  Having completed all her treatments in March of 2009, Carolyn is Cancer Free. 

She is a motivational speaker and a powerful advocate of personal empowerment before, during and after illness.  She learned to grab a hold of her courage, step out on faith, and play large in her life, to be the best she could be… to be a Cancer Warrior.

Gayle Carson

Gayle Carson, a three time breast cancer survivor and motivational speaker, was born in Albany, New York, and showed managerial promise even at the tender age of three.  While performing a somersault in her first dance recital, Gayle's crown suddenly fell off. Rather than finish the show without her full costume, she asked that the music be stopped so she could put her crown back on.  The musicians complied with Gayle's request, and waited to continue until she said, "OK!  Let's do it again."  Thus began Gayle's career as a remarkable, "show stopping" entrepreneur.

Cindy Papale

Cindy Papale was born in New York City and raised on Long Island, New York. She came to Florida in 1972 where she attended the University of Miami and majored in Business Administration. In July, 2000, her life changed drastically when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her story is a moving account of how one woman has taken a traumatic life experience and from it found new meaning in her life. She has touched the hearts of many and is even saving lives by sharing the important message that breast cancer is not just affecting younger women, but that it is survivable. Cindy is reaching high school, and college students with this message. 

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Breast Cancer Partner Events

September 29, 2012
'Pamper Me Pink' Breast Cancer Event, Floyd County, IN

September 22 – October 28, 2012
Shine Your Light Bright for the Cancer Fight, San Marcos, TX

September 29, 2012
Pink October Velvet Sessions with Bret Michaels, Hard Rock Hotel, Universal Orlando, Orlando, FL

September 30, October 3, 2012
American College of Lifestyle Medicine Conference – “Treating the Cause”, Orlando, FL

September 30, 2012
Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K Race, Washington, D.C.

October 3, 2012
The Beauty of Caring Event, San Francisco, CA

October 11, 2012
Cancer and Careers Online Event Legal & Insurance Issues to Consider

October 13 – 14, 2012
Lance Armstrong Foundation Live Long Run, Walk, Ride Event, Hallandale Beach, FL

October20, 2012
SASS Foundation 18th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Day, Uniondale, NY

October 27 – 30
AACR Cancer Health Disparities Conference, San Diego, CA

November 15, 2012
Cancer and Careers Online Event Re-Entering the Workforce After Short & Long Absences


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