Had I Known
Former host of Good Morning America, health advocate, international speaker, mother of seven, grandmother of one and New York Times bestselling author, Joan Lunden, speaks candidly about her battle against breast cancer and her quest to learn about it and teach others, and the transformative effect it has had on her life.
With a large extended family counting on her, giving up was not an option. After announcing her diagnosis of Stage 2 Triple Negative Breast Cancer on Good Morning America, people all over the country rallied around Joan as she went into warrior mode. Joan appeared on the cover of People Magazine bald, showing the world her brave resolve and that breast cancer does not need to define you.
Joan’s illness has changed her in profoundly unexpected ways and has redefined her values and most of all, her health. Following a new clean and healthy way of eating, Joan became her best advocate by taking control of her nutrition, which helped combat the adverse side effects of chemotherapy like a warrior.
Uncharacteristically vulnerable, irreverent and straight from the heart, this presentation is a deeply personal and powerful story of pain, persistence, and perseverance in which Joan openly evaluates her decision to go public with her battle, shaving her head, wig shopping, re-connecting with her viewers, rediscovering her purpose, and ultimately realizing that sometimes you have to look back to move forward.
Women & Heart Disease
At age 39, Joan Lunden was doing a story on heart disease, but ended up failing the American Heart Association's health test. This is when she made a personal commitment to improve herself inside and out. After losing 50 pounds, climbing mountains, and beginning a metamorphosis, she became an active member of the Association and has done campaigns with Go Red for Women and Chose to Move. In this speech, Lunden discusses the choices we make, not only about our heart health, but about our professional and family lives. She explains how those choices determine the direction of our lives and that by making small lifestyle changes, such as knowing the signs of a heart attack, the epidemic can be reduced significantly. Audiences will receive crucial information on wellness and heart disease, as well as the motivation to take charge of their own health.
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Embracing Change: The New Reality for Your Family's Future
Strategies for Success: Women’s Path to Power & Reinvention
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