Recorded during a LIVE Interview at The PINK EVENT Kellee Southern and our CEO Meghan Enriquez sat down to have a conversation about survivorship and the role that faith and prayer played after her diagnosis of breast cancer at age 45.
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Kellee Southern’s journey as a breast cancer advocate began on her 45th birthday, December 27, 2012, the day she received her diagnosis. She credits that day as the one that taught her the true value of having God in her life, being surrounded by loving family and friends and embracing life – every moment, every day.
Following her diagnosis, Kellee started her own social media breast cancer awareness campaign called “Touch the Tatas,” through which she reminds women (and men) to do a self-examination on the 27thday of every month. As part of the campaign, she also encourages her pink sisters, their families and others to be their own advocate for treatment and wellness.
As a result of her campaign, Kellee has become a much sought-after speaker — sharing her story of survivorship and raising awareness. In 2013, Kellee and her team of supporters formed Team Butterfly to help raise funds for breast cancer research as part of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Her passion for spreading awareness led to an invitation to speak on the national stage in 2014 and to participate on the Susan G. Komen Advisory Council.
Her involvement with For 3 Sisters began in 2013. A resident of Silver Spring, Maryland, she eagerly welcomes this opportunity to serve the organization and continue her passion for advocacy by assisting local families affected by breast cancer.
Kellee’s greatest joy is being the wife to her devoted husband (Alvin), a mother to three wonderful children (Glenn, Joshua and Angelique) and daughter to a loving and supportive mother (Bonnie). By the grace of God, she has also been given the treasured title of breast cancer survivor.