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Kendra Olvany
Co-Founder, President & Treasurer

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 me: Enthusiastic, inquisitive, chatty, driven, and spontaneous.
Favorite licorice: It’s a secret!

Katie Clarke
Co-Founder, Secretary

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 me: Organized, talkative, energetic, loving, and caring.
Favorite licorice: Twizzlers

Kellie Klein
Board Member

I was diagnosed with stage 2 ER+/PR+ breast cancer in December 2013. I had a lumpectomy followed by chemotherapy and radiation. I am grateful for the clarity that my diagnosis brought to my life. It opened a door for me to unexpected joy and a world of beautiful new friends. Helping others through this journey means everything to me.

5 words that describe me: grateful, joyful, kind, patient, funny
Favorite licorice: Nibs and black jelly beans

Naomi Damask
Board Member

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!

Beth Busch
Board Member

I found my lump 5 weeks after a clean mammogram. Because I’m a get it done person, I had it checked right away. I was triple
negative and had a lumpectomy followed by radiation. I feel grateful that I caught it early. I am a healthy person and I never
thought it would happen to me. Don’t ignore anything!

5 words that describe me: caring, driven, active, organized, survivor
Favorite licorice: Classic Strawberry Twizzlers

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

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