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Katie Clarke
Co-Founder and Mentor Extraordinaire

I was diagnosed with Stage 2 her2+ breast cancer in May 2011 at the age of 45. I had a bilateral mastectomy, followed by chemo and months of Herceptin treatments. Since then, I’ve felt a new calling to mentor others who are on the breast cancer journey. I love my new BC buddies!

5 words to describe you? Organized, talkative, energetic, loving, and caring.
Favorite licorice? Twizzlers.

Kendra Olvany
Co-Founder and Chief Cheerleader

I have many friends and family members who have been affected by breast cancer.  I like to think of myself as a quarterback and a cheerleader at the same time—someone who helps them come up with a game plan, supports them along the way, and cheers them on to victory.

Five words to describe you? Enthusiastic, inquisitive, chatty, driven, and spontaneous.
Favorite licorice? It’s a secret!

Jen Dolan
Awesome Advisor

I was diagnosed with Stage 2, er+, her2- breast cancer when I was 43. I went through surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Along the way I laughed a lot, cried a lot and made a lot of lifelong friends. I am hoping to make the journey easier for anyone affected by cancer.

Five words that describe you?  Adventurous, optimistic, dedicated, quirky and curious.
Favorite licorice? Slightly stale red vines.

Naomi Damask
Creative Rockstar

I have a love/hate relationship with breast cancer.  I hate that I was diagnosed December 2011, at the age of 36 with Stage 1 (er+, her-). I had a bilateral Mastectomy, followed by chemo. But I LOVE that there are so many silver linings that have come out of being a breast cancer survivor.  Such as, I cherish each day to the fullest, prioritize what is truly important and am mentoring others.

Five words that describe you? Creative, risk-taker, strong, compassionate, positive.
Favorite licorice?  Black licorice.  I love it in many forms – “Good and Plenty,” black jellybeans and my newest weakness soft black licorice from Whole Foods!

Want to join our team? Send us an email at info@thelicoriceproject.com, we’d love to have you!

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