H.O.P.E. Wall

Our H.O.P.E. Wall honors patients’ courage and strength to share their personal stories and build communities so no one facing breast cancer needs to do it alone.

Marissa Thomas

Marissa is a breast cancer survivor who focuses primarily on women of color, educating them on navigating the healthcare system and defining life after cancer. She has teamed up with her friend and fellow breast cancer survivor, Jasmine Souers, and co-founded the first online community for women of color called For the Breast of Us.

July 10, 2020

Jasmine Souers

Jasmine is a breast cancer survivor in pursuit of a purpose-driven life. She is a passionate advocate for young women and women of color affected by breast cancer. Jasmine co-founded the first online community for women of color called For the Breast of Us with her friend and fellow breast cancer survivor, Marissa Thomas.

July 10, 2020

Abigail Schroeder Johnston

Abigail is a daughter, mother, wife and attorney who was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in March of 2017. She is a co-administrator of a metastatic breast cancer community, Living Metastatic One Day at a Time, where she helps to organize the “Sister Buddy” program so that no member feels isolated or alone.

July 10, 2020

Mia Spano-Curtiss

Mia is a breast cancer survivor and co-founder of BS Breast Cancer, a safe space to support and uplift others where everyone has a voice and their story matters. She is passionate about providing support, validation and encouragement for each individual throughout their breast cancer and healing journey.

July 10, 2020

Sondra Price

Sondra is a breast cancer survivor and co-founder of BS Breast Cancer, a safe space to support and uplift others where everyone has a voice and their story matters. Sondra had immediate reconstruction after her mastectomy and then chose to “deconstruct” after seven years and is proudly “living flat.” She believes not all women need to have reconstruction to “feel whole” following mastectomy.

July 10, 2020

Jo Taylor

Jo is a breast cancer survivor with a vision to provide information for those given the distressing news that they have breast cancer and provide options needed to make informed decisions. Jo set up ABC Diagnosis to give breast cancer patients easy access to crucial information to help them make informed treatment decisions. She has a new breast cancer patient story book launching soon.

July 10, 2020

Tara Williamson

Tara is a breast cancer survivor, nurse and a certified areola tattoo artist. She is the founder of Pink Ink Tattoo. She is an activist for early detection and is very active in the breast cancer community. Tara is focused on breast cancer awareness to inform survivors that they do have options after reconstruction and to encourage women and men to be their best advocate, to research; to follow their gut and to ask questions.

July 10, 2020

Terri Coutee

Terri is a two-time breast cancer survivor. Terri opened a Facebook group in June of 2015 and started the non-profit DiepC Foundation to educate and inform others about their options for breast reconstruction after mastectomy. This community includes breast cancer patients, both women and men, and those who carry various gene mutations that put them at high risk of getting breast cancer.

July 10, 2020

Martha Carlson

Martha lives in Illinois and was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in January 2015. She has a husband and three children, ranging in age from 12 to 18; a dog and a lizard. Martha is an accomplished author and believes there are really only two things that need to be said to someone with cancer: “I’m here” and “I love you.”

July 10, 2020

Liz O’Riordan

Liz is a consultant breast surgeon and breast cancer survivor. She was nominated for a “Woman of the Year” award in 2016 and co-authored “The Complete Guide to Breast Cancer: How to Feel Empowered and Take Control” with Professor Trisha Greenhalgh. Liz is a TEDx speaker, and gives inspirational keynote lectures about improving the quality of patient care, digital technology and exercise, amongst other topics.

July 10, 2020

Kelly Shanahan

Kelly is a mother, wife, daughter, doctor and a woman LIVING with metastatic breast cancer. She is a volunteer and grant reviewer for METAvivor, a member of the Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance, an advisor to Metastatic Breast Cancer Canada, a member of the Komen Advocate Advisory Taskforce and Metastatic Breast Cancer Advisory Committee, and a consumer reviewer for the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program.

July 10, 2020

Mary Morin Carlin

Mary is a mom, wife, fashion lover, former Emmy-nominated news reporter & anchor and a former Miss America contestant. She is proud to be a breast cancer survivor. Mary has partnered with a former contestant and friend who’s also been fighting breast cancer to create “Fighting Fabulously,” an online support group for women and has a blog called Sweet on Style.

July 10, 2020