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An open letter to the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group during breast cancer awareness month

As a business woman, I have established thriving organizations in the following industries: fashion, beauty, consulting, hospitality, and healthcare. I pride myself in building brands rooted in consciousness, community and empowerment.

My greatest inspiration comes from sharing lifesaving information with other survivors, and the surrounding community, my family and circle of friends. In 2014 I was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC); part of my mission has been to advocate, provide support, promote awareness and eradicate the stigmas associated with cancer and clinical trials.

As a cancer survivor I find myself thinking about the many different people who have benefited and will continue to benefit from researchers' quest to cure cancer and other devastating diseases. I am truly grateful for the opportunity to share my journey to live with my pink brothers and sisters. My journey to live encompasses highs, lows, laughter and tears. However, the most important part of my journey was the opportunity to participate in a clinical trial. Just the thought of being able to move different cancer treatment options forward, through a clinical trial, was the least I could do.

I will continue to educate, empower and enlighten all who will listen to the importance of Cancer Research and participating in a clinical trial within my community and beyond!

Thank you to all the Cancer Researchers for what you do!


Lynne Alston
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Hugs Around America™ Foundation

About Lynne Alston

Lynne Alston is a thought leader, entrepreneur, international best-selling author of A Hug Saved My Life™, cancer survivor and advocate, community ambassador, life and wellness coach, and the founder/chief executive officer of the HUGS Around America™ Foundation.

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