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Breast Cancer

With figures suggesting that 1 in 8 women in the US will develop breast cancer over the course of her lifetime, it's nearly impossible not to know someone who has faced a breast cancer diagnosis. APB's breast cancer speakers share inspiring, educational stories of their fight with the disease. And don't forget that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month; check out our Breast Cancer Awareness Month speakers.

Breast Cancer

Emmy-Winning TV Host

Best known as the co-host of Dancing with the Stars (ABC) and Entertainment Tonight (CBS), Emmy winner Samantha Harris is also a breast cancer survivor (diagnosed at 40). Since speaking publicly about her battle, she has enthralled...

Actor & Activist

A prolific actor of stage and screen, Rob Lowe is known for his roles in The Outsiders, St. Elmo's Fire, Wayne's World, The West Wing, and, most recently, Parks and Recreation. He is also a dedicated cancer...

Entertainment Journalist & Breast Cancer Survivor

Giuliana Rancic is an entertainment journalist, fashion and beauty expert, and television personality with over 2 million followers on Twitter.

Best-selling Author, Breast Cancer Survivor, Host of Exactly

A gifted storyteller and talented interviewer, Kelly Corrigan has touched hearts and captured audiences
with the themes of her three New York Times best-selling memoirs about family.

Academy Award-Winning Actress & Cancer Survivor

Kathy Bates is an Oscar-winning actress for her role in 1990's Misery. Diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2003, she is now in remission.

Academy Award-winning Actress & Human Rights Advocate

Mira Sorvino is an Academy Award-winning actress, documentary filmmaker, United Nations Goodwill Ambassador and a passionate voice for victims of social injustice. Bright, articulate and knowledgeable about the complex topics she speaks on, she...

Best-Selling Author & Heart Health Activist

At 39, while doing a story of heart disease, Joan Lunden failed the heart health test. With determination to transform her life, she lost 50 pounds and became an activist for The American Heart Association.

Leading Women's Health Expert & ABC's Senior Medical Contributor

Dr. Jennifer Ashton is a board-certified OB/GYN specializing in adolescent gynecology. She is the author of The Body Scoop for Girls, a modern guide for parents and teens ages 10-21.

Author, Healthcare/Disease Prevention Analyst & CEO, The Health & Wellness Institute

An advisor and frequent media contributor, speaker Michael Samuelson speaks on leadership, health promotion, patient experience, health policy and disease prevention.

Actress, Author & Activist

Maria Bello is an internationally renowned actor, activist and author of Whatever… Love Is Love, a book due out in April 2015 that makes a compelling argument about the fluidity of partnerships, and how families today come in a myriad...

Author & CBS Contributor

After ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff was wounded in Iraq, he and his wife, speaker Lee Woodruff, penned the best-selling In an Instant to help others cope with crisis.

Co-Founder of The Boston Beer Co. & Founder/CEO of Boston Harbor Distillery

Recognized as the most successful woman in the beer and spirits industries, business speaker Rhonda Kallman is the co-founder of Boston Beer Company and the Founder and CEO of Boston Harbor Distillery. Her presentations explores overcoming...

Olympic Athlete

She skated her way into hearts across the nation when she took home the gold medal at the 1976 Winter Games in Innsbruck, Austria. America's sweetheart, Dorothy Hamill, is a champion not only in the skating rink, but in life as she battled...

Actress

Cynthia Nixon has completed her final season of HBO's celebrated series, Sex and the City, in which she played "Miranda Hobbes," a role that garnered her 2002 and 2003 Emmy nominations. Whether on television or on stage, Nixon is known...

Actor & Son of President Gerald Ford

The son of former President Gerald R. Ford, speaker Steve Ford is an accomplished actor who speaks on growing up in the White House, leadership, and overcoming obstacles.

Jewelry Designer, Entrepreneur & Philanthropist

In 2002, out of the extra bedroom of her home with only $500, Kendra Scott combined her love for fashion with her creative talents and began her own line of jewelry. Today, the Austin based designs of Kendra Scott Jewelry can be found at top...

Singer, Actress, Breast Cancer Survivor & Philanthropist

Olivia Newton-John has enjoyed many successes in her career. With three Grammys, numerous American Music and People's Choice Awards, five #1 hits, and 15 top ten singles to her credit, she also starred opposite JohnTravolta in one of the most...

Actress

For nearly two decades, Peete has been a television star with high-profile roles that cross over between comedy and drama. Married to Carolina Panthers quarterback Rodney Peete, the Peetes have formed a foundation HollyRod, with the mission to...

Tennis Legend

A champion on and off the court, Martina Navratilova is not only a tennis legend, but an inspirational leader who demonstrates wit, candor, and sheer motivation. Arguably the best tennis player ever to play the game, Navratilova has amassed an...

Surgeon / Breast Cancer Advocate

Under her direction, The Revlon/UCLA Breast Center developed the first comprehensive practice guidelines on breast disease and was designated one of the top ten hospitals for women. Helped found the National Breast Cancer Coalition which...

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