Living Better in San Diego: Susan G. Komen on Breast Cancer Treatment, Prevention and ACTION

October is about more than breast cancer awareness, let's talk action!

September 30, 2019

Photo Courtesy of Susan G. Komen

Lizzie Wittig participated in her first Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure in 1995 in support of her mom's friend who was diagnosed with breast cancer. Eight years later Wittig's mother was diagnosed and given less than a year to live.

Through a clinical trial funded by Susan G. Komen research, Wittig was able to have six more years with her mom. Today, she is the director of mission and public policy for Susan G. Komen San Diego.

On today's show, Lizzie Wittig and Susan G. Komen San Diego CEO and President, Shaina Gross are rebranding Breast Cancer Awareness month to be about action - Breast Cancer Action Month. 

In San Diego, six women a day will be diagnosed with breast cancer. One woman a day will die from breast cancer.

How can we be more than aware? How can we turn awareness into action? 

Wittig and Gross educate us on the 4 Keys to Life, How to Advocate for ourselves, and what local services are available to us in San Diego. 

Want to make a difference in the fight against breast cancer? Sign up for Susan G. Komen's Race For the Cure on November 3rd in Balboa Park.

Shaina Gross (right) Susan DeVincent (center) Lizzie Wittig (left)