On September 1, 2011, Lindsay Avner, Founder and Executive Director of Bright Pink, spoke at a MCH seminar about what inspired her to start this non-profit organization. Bright Pink is a national non-profit organization that provides education and support to young women who are at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer.

Lindsay was named “A Woman to Watch” by the Chicago Sun Times (2008), an “Action Hero” by Women’s Health magazine (2008) and is the youngest recipient of the Anti-Defamation League’s “Rising Star” award (2009.) Lindsay serves as co-chair of the Young Women’s National Advisory Council for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Lindsay’s story and work has been profiled in such media outlets as the Chicago Tribune, Cosmopolitan, Shape, Glamour, Chicago Magazine, New York Times, New York Post, Today Show and CNN.

You can learn more about Bright Pink by clicking here.

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