Anne recently celebrated her 5th year anniversary as a survivor and shares her experience dealing with breast cancer.
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I’m Anne Newell and I had my five year anniversary on July 3rd, its just past summer. That’s the magic number. My story is kind of weird, kind of cool. In 2002, I have the two life — two life changing advance. I’m a business consultant. I’ve got the biggest contract I’ve ever had in my whole career and a month later I was diagnosed with breast cancer. So its been kind of a while and really few years. But everything’s really cool now. I’m back at work. I’m healthy again and we are walking for the non-profit that I funded during that time called Chicks with Checks. And I have to get in 0:38 because this is the coolest thing on the planet I have to tell you. We are transform as Social Networking and Charitable Giving one happy hour at a time. And what we do is support all our local non-profits that are helping women improve their lives. All the ones that are on the front lines and they don’t have the celebrity. And they don’t have the gala and they are the ones that are doing the really hard work. And that was my gift from cancer. I had the gift of time to create that. So that’s my story. Somebody gave this to me. They said when you hear the word cancer and the same sentence with your name, if you are now on the spot you’re a survivor right then. And then it came on that point on, remember that you’re living. You can choose to live with cancer. You don’t have to be dying from cancer. Don’t really matter how much you’ve got is how you live during that time and if you just live and go for it, its going to be a great time.