Stephanie Robin, Stage IV metastatic breast cancer survivor and advocate, is on a mission to save lives. Diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer at age 36, Robin was shocked to learn that she was a carrier of the breast cancer (BRCA) gene and continually meets others who are unaware that such a gene exists, just as she was.
Now, Robin is an inspirational spokesperson for THINK PINK , a breast cancer organization that she and friend, Elizabeth Weprin founded to raise awareness about the BRCA gene mutation.
- Women with a BRCA mutation have a significantly higher lifetime risk of developing breast and ovarian cancers than the general population: a 50 to 85 percent chance of developing breast cancer and a 15 to 45 percent chance of developing ovarian cancer.
- Men with these mutations also have an increased risk of breast cancer.
- Those who discover that they carry the gene can be informed of their choices leading to a dramatically reduced risk of breast cancer through prophylactic surgery or a screening regimen that would lead to much earlier detection.
On October 3rd, the second annual THINK PINK ROCKS concert was held to benefit breast cancer charities and research organizations. The concert, hosted by Terrence and Rocsi of BET's "106 & Park," featured AKON, Melanie Fiona, Shontelle, DJ Cassidy and American Yard. As a sweet addition to the night's festivities, a Guinness World Records representative awarded the record for the world's largest cupcake to the Big Top Cupcake™, weighing in at approximately 1,550 pounds, and 6 feet wide by 4.5-feet tall.
Now, Robin's goal is to reach one million people with the facts about the BRCA gene. Help her reach her goal by going to ThinkPinkRocks.com.
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