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Special Breast Cancer Awareness Month Podcast Interview: Brienda Averhart

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Brienda Averhart is a two-time author of Yellow Scarf: A Bitter Sweet Remembrance and A Journey Through Breast Cancer.

She earned a bachelor of arts degree in accounting and business/management at Dominican University and has worked for thirty years as administrative assistant and coordinator of community outreach at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital, the flagship of the Cook County Health & Hospitals System.

As a breast cancer survivor and awareness advocate, her efforts encourage and educate women who are facing similar journeys.

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Brienda previously captured her mother’s journey through Alzheimer’s in the book Yellow Scarf: A Bitter Sweet Remembrance, never thinking she’d be writing about her own journey through breast cancer. But here she is, a survivor and advocate, who wants nothing more than to spread awareness and hope to others.

Brienda’s community outreach work at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital in Cook County has educated and uplifted her, but also equipped her to educate and uplift others. Follow along as she, her daughter, and her husband reflect on their paths to survivorship, for her battle involved the whole family. May these points of view bless you, as well as the resource section in the back of the book.

Every breast cancer diagnosis is personal and comes with its own set of challenges. Brienda Crosby-Averhart chose to navigate these challenges with an abundance of faith. Truly, God anchored her during her trials.

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SCOTT PITNEY is a full-time entrepreneur and has spent thousands of hours interviewing people from all walks of life. He has a hunger for peoples’ stories and enjoys learning about and from them. He has a strong belief in legacy and has written journals for over twenty years as part of building his own legacy for his family and future generations.

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