The Gift of Knowing Your Family Health History

August 8, 2019

In this week’s episode of the “CURE Talks Cancer” podcast, we spoke with Allyn Rose, the first woman who had undergone a mastectomy to be featured by Sports Illustrated, about her family history with cancer and her advocacy work with the AIRs Foundation.

After losing her mother, grandmother and great aunt to breast cancer, Allyn Rose, a former Miss USA and Miss America contestant, chose to undergo a prophylactic double mastectomy. She went on to become the first woman who had undergone a mastectomy to be featured by Sports Illustrated.

In this week’s episode, we spoke with Allyn about her family history with cancer and her advocacy work with the AIRs Foundation - a non-profit dedicated to financially helping women who have had a mastectomy to pay for breast reconstruction who could not otherwise afford it.

“Having the opportunity to know your family history is a gift…and it is the best way to arm yourself moving forward,” she said.

For more information about the AiRS Foundation, visit airsfoundation.org.


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