2017 Think Pink Memphis Luncheon is Becky Olson.She is a national inspirational Keynote Speaker; Entertainer, Published Author Super Hero Trainer, and Community Advocate- giving hope, education, and inspiration through knowledge, humor and storytelling. She has been professionally speaking since 2003.
In 1996, at age 43, Becky went back to school while working a full-time job to get her college degree. Three months later she was diagnosed with advanced stage breast cancer and was given a 60% chance to survive past five years. She jokes that she is thankful her doctors were wrong because it took her SEVEN years to graduate. She has been diagnosed twice more since then; in 2004 and 2009.
In 2000, while working full-time, Becky co-founded Breast Friends, an Oregon based organization with national reach, dedicated to helping women survive the trauma of cancer. She continued to work full-time and spent her free-time developing Breast Friends into what it is today. They now have affiliates on the east coast. Finally, in June of 2005, she left her job as a sales manager at Dex Media, and was finally able to focus full-time on Breast Friends and her speaking career.
Since then, Becky has been featured in magazines, on radio and television and has been the Keynote Speaker at numerous breast cancer events, women’s leadership conferences and Christian Women’s Groups. She has also written chapters in several books and published her own book, “The Hat That Saved My Life.” She is the co-host of a weekly radio show called Breast Friends Cancer Support Radio.
Her goal in life is to change lives with her words, whether in person, on a stage, or through writing.
To learn more about Becky, please visit her website by clicking here.