Survivor Thriver

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Jaclyn Alterwein - In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, join me today for a heartfelt conversation with Jaclyn Alterwein. Jaclyn, is a breast cancer survivor, healthy and thriving today, and is telling her story to help motivate women to get mammograms. Her only ask, is that you get a mammogram and ask a friend to as well. Over the last 7 years Jaclyn’s life has been consumed unexpectedly by breast cancer. First, with her mother’s triple negative diagnosis, then 2 of her dear friends were diagnosed back to back. Over the course of 4 years, Jaclyn held their hands through it all. She supported and cared for them, went to doctor appointments, surgeries, chemo and radiation appointments. She learned though her experience as a co-survivor the importance of annual mammograms. Then, in 2017, Jaclyn was diagnosed with DCIS Stage 1 breast cancer after her last annual mammogram prompted further testing. Jaclyn is determined to spread her message worldwide in an effort to empower and educate about breast cancer, demonstrate courage, and ultimately support others in having their own annual mammograms. She's not shy about asking you when you had your last mammogram and I'm glad she felt she could ask me. Jaclyn is using her story to move herself forward. She's always been a fighter and not one to let adversity stand in her way. You're going to love her story about making the New York Knicks City Dance team, with virtually no formal training. And you're going to hear about how she's spreading the healthy word as she instructs at CycleBar and coming soon, as a Holistic Health Coach. Mother, dancer, women's advocate, Lead Cycle Star, coach, choreographer, producer and friend. Many, many thanks to Jaclyn for joining me today and sharing her story. Please be your own health advocate. And I invite you to join Jaclyn in her efforts over the next month through tagging your awareness posts with #AnnualMammosSaveLives. Please see the show notes for links to her events and classes this October and how you can support her causes. Wishing you all a healthy day. Follow Jaclyn’s story: #AnnualMammosSaveLives #getJACed Instagram - @jaclynbrooke23 Follow her on Instagram for up to date information about events October 11 and 12 - Aquatalia Breast Cancer Awareness Event 2-6pm at Aquatalia 965 Madison Avenue, NYC 10% of sales from dusty rose capsule collection throughout October will benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation #AnnualMammosSaveLives http://bit.ly/2AGB4X7 October 24 - Zura Montclair (NJ) - Bikram Yoga 9:30am Benefitting the National Breast Cancer Foundation (link is tba - check Jaclyn’s instagram) October 26 - CycleBar Montvale (NJ) YSC Breast Cancer Dual Ride with Jaclyn & Angela 9:30am Sign up - http://bit.ly/30JsBwT Donation Opportunities National Breast Cancer Foundation https://fundraise.nbcf.org/AnnualMammos19 Young Survival Coalition (YSC) http://yscchampions.org/cyclebar2019

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