Survivor Stories

Survivor Stories

Breast cancer survivors share their inspirational stories with us. If you would like to share your story, please contact us at

Pam’s Story
Pam was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1998. Her mother was touched with the disease two times, and her paternal grandmother lost her courageous battle with breast cancer.

Pam decided to fight back by joining forces with the Susan G. Komen San Francisco Bay Area Affiliate. She did volunteer work, joined the Board of Directors, and served a term as Board President.  Pam created and captained one of the largest and top fundraising Race for the Cure teams, and is proud that her team was the #1 fundraising team for 7 straight years. She served as Co-Chair of the Survivor’s Event and Susan’s Garden with her friend and former SFBAA board member Carol Bickett.

Pam was diagnosed with stage 4 Metastatic breast cancer in 2012, and experienced a recurrence in 2015. She continues to be an active Komen volunteer and advocate, and her incredible service and dedication to our community continues to touch the lives of so many breast cancer survivors and families.

Pam’s personal experience with breast cancer is truly a story of how to turn diagnosis into a story of giving back supporting the mission of Susan G. Komen to end breast cancer forever.

Gigi’s Story | 24-year survivor
“Believe in your inner voice, it has your best interests at heart.” Gigi Kaufman shares her story of hope and strength. If you would like to contact Gigi, please click here.

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