AnaOno is joining the ranks of #Cancerland again this February 11, 2018.
The event is going to be even bolder and more impactful than before, as #Cancerland's mission elevates and captures a larger audience. We are planning an exciting show that will spotlight real women from all over the world living with breast cancer everyday. We intend to provoke a genuine dialogue about the realities of the disease on an international platform.
But you are asking who are "The Dangerous Ones?"
The Dangerous ONES are a group of ONES.
The ONE out of 8 women who will develop invasive breast cancer.
The ONE out of 3 will die from metastatic breast cancer.
Many of them never thought they would be that ONE
Some of them have taken measures to prevent being ONE
Nevertheless they are the ONES who have chosen to be different.
And Different is Dangerous.
They are ready to shine a light on the shadows the breast cancer casts, and stop ONE person every minute from losing their life to metastatic breast cancer.
Because they are more than a disease.
They are The Dangerous ONES.
Allyson Lynch is proving to herself and to those around her that cancer does not stop her from working towards her goals and setting new ones. Nothing is slowing down her ambitions and that includes feeling like the badass she is, walking down a runway.
Angeles is a founder of Angeles Almuna Design, and is a photographer, fashion stylist and accessory designer currently based in Miami Beach. Her work has appeared online in Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, Refinery 29 and Scoop NYC. She is a freelance photographer, who has been working with Billy Farrell Agency, Metrovelvet and collaborated with different online websites related fashion and photography.
Anna Crollman is a breast cancer advocate and the founder of My Cancer Chic - a resource to support and inspire young women facing cancer to thrive with strength, self-confidence and style. Diagnosed at age 27 with Stage IIB Triple Positive Breast Cancer, Anna is redefining what it means to survive and thrive through cancer and beyond.
Bianca Muñiz is a 23 year old singer/songwriter/pianist. She uses music as her medium to share her stories and emotions throughout her life. Bianca was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at the age of 11. Now facing breast cancer, Bianca underwent a double mastectomy in 2016 and continues to inspire through music and her life.
Proof that breast cancer is not age discriminatory, Brittney got her diagnosis just months after she turned 18, and had her mastectomy on the day of her senior prom. Brittney’s M.O. is all about doing what she wants right now, rather than saying “someday I will...” She is absolutely in love with life and looks at every day as a gift. She’s very grateful for all the small things such as just getting to look up at the moon at night.
Candice Smith is a self-proclaimed gym unicorn (or rat, to be honest). Obsessed with health, fitness and dance. She was diagnosed with DCIS in her left breast in 2015 and later had a double mastectomy and reconstruction surgery. She wants to let others know that matter how young, healthy they are, they could still get cancer.
Chiara D’Agostino has been living with stage 4 breast cancer since 2016. After losing her bust, she now proudly stands confident in her own skin. This former high school teacher is now a blogger/model/advocate. In spite of her struggles with cancer, Chiara keeps moving forward and fighting on., inspiring others along the way.
Emily McLaughlin, MD, FACS is a Plastic Surgeon in Fort Worth, Texas, and founder of West Magnolia Plastic Surgery. A routine part of her surgical practice is breast cancer reconstruction. When the surgeon gets breast cancer, a big shake up follows: based on her experience as a patient rather than the surgeon, she founded a non-profit, Fighting Right, and raised over $200,000 for local cancer charities .
Ericka Hart is a celebrated activist, writer, speaker and sexuality educator with a Master’s of Education in Human Sexuality from Widener University. Ericka’s voice, erudite and rooted in cutting edge thought leadership around human sexual expression as inextricable to overall human health and its intersections with race, gender, chronic illness and disability, remains both radical and relatable, pushing well beyond the threshold of sex positivity.
Diagnosed shortly after her 26th birthday, Genevieve has since dedicated herself to advocating for patient rights. She is the first burlesque performer to continue performing after having bilateral mastectomies, reconstruction, treatments, and lymphedema. Genevive is outspoken and unashamed of her body, using it and her voice, to fight for all bodies and genders when being faced with this disease.
Jamie Kastelic is a proud wife and mother from Michigan. She was diagnosed with breast cancer at 33 years old, and has since had a bilateral mastectomy, failed breast reconstruction, chemotherapy, etc. She founded Spero-hope, LLC, an all natural personal hygiene company, specializing in deodorants and body butter. She is a Ford Warrior in Pink and a public speaker.
Jen’s diagnosis at age 33 was difficult for her to accept, but she quickly turned around and took control of her situation. After her treatment ended, she wanted to help other women to feel fearless in the face of diagnosis. This led to her and her friend founding the non-profit, Pink Warrior Angels. Jen embraces the struggles and joys the world has to offer.
Jennifer Smith (Starr)
Jenn was diagnosed with IDC in 2011 She is a state leader in NYC for Young Survivors Coalition and a life-long athlete and adventurer, with a fourth-degree black belt in karate, and a love for ice climbing, hiking, surfing, and just about anything else physically and mentally exerting. Cancer only made her more fierce!
After Angela's 3rd diagnosis with breast cancer she founded Angel In Disguise Inc. This non-profit provides complimentary transportation needs for people with breast cancer to doctor appointments, get medicine and to run light errands. Through her organization, Angela tries to inspire hope in other by "making the impossible, possible."
Julie was diagnosed in 2013, while her husband was deployed to Afghanistan. Facing loneliness and fear, Julie received support from her friends and loved ones in the form of companionship, care packages, and patience. She learned to take things slowly and appreciate the small moments that truly matter. While leaning on others, Julie found strength she did not know she had.
IG: fightingpretty & karaskaf
Kara Skaflestad embodies her mantra of Fighting Pretty. After her battle with breast cancer at age 26, she has made it her personal mission to help all women battling cancer to feel strong and beautiful through her non-profit "Fighting Pretty."
At the age of 34, Karen was diagnosed with the BRCA mutation and chose to have a prophylactic mastectomy because of the high lifetime risk of breast cancer. To connect women dealing with the condition, she created an international private support group called the BRCA Sisterhood on Facebook, which is now the largest of its kind linking almost 10,000 women.
Kiku Collins, a musician you’ve likely seen and heard on television, has established herself at the heights of pop, jazz and R&B as a trumpet, trombone and flugelhorn artist. She lost her mother to metastatic breast cancer while in her teens, and later herself diagnosed with breast cancer. Kiku still receives treatment for her cancer and lymphedema, a condition resulting from her unilateral mastectomy and lymph node removal.
Kimberlee was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer at the age of 25, just ten years after her mother passed away from the same condition. With the love and support of her friends and family, including her then fiance, now husband, she is thriving and celebrating life.
Leslie Falduto became a metastatic breast cancer patient after six years of living disease free. She is passionate about her family, health & fitness, as well as educating the general public on Metastatic Breast Cancer. As an advocate, she has frequently participated in campaigns & programs related to breast cancer services, and is sitting as a board member of #Cancerland.
Maggie Kudirka began dancing at age four and continued into a professional career. Following a stage IV breast cancer diagnosis at age 23, she created the Bald Ballerina social media movement to raise awareness that breast cancer does not discriminate. Maggie is a passionate advocate for metastatic breast cancer, working with various foundations to raise awareness and funding. She travels throughout the U.S. giving master ballet classes and speaking to young dancers about metastatic breast cancer.
Megan Anne Stull officially joined the breast cancer family at age 34. After a lumpectomy, bilateral mastectomy, and four rounds of chemotherapy, Megan became committed to raising awareness of breast cancer in young women and finding better treatments and a cure for metastatic breast cancer. Megan’s list of involvement with charities, events, and mentorship is not short by any means.
At the age of 26, Meghan was diagnosed with stage 2B Breast Cancer. Meghan devotes her time to educating the public by working with brands and blogging her experience. One aspect of this is learning to feel beautiful after treatment. To this, Meghan says “Sparkle On,” letting your inner glow and beauty come through to the forefront.
Molly Kochan O
Molly has had breast cancer since 2011 and has been metastatic since 2015. She is currently writing a memoir about her journey, which addresses sex as the antidote to death in the face of a terminal diagnosis. Along with the book, she and best friend, Nikki Boyer, are in development of a TV show based on a fictionalized version of her life.
Nikki "Tripp" Tripplett
Nikki “Trip” knew that she would be diagnosed with breast cancer just as her grandmother and aunt did. The diagnosis came when she was 36 years old and brought forth unexpected instances of discrimination and stereotyping. Nikki decided to fight back and cuss back for as long as it takes.
Whether it’s traveling across the world or sitting on the couch watching reality TV, Paige is happiest when with friends and family. An adventure seeker, adrenaline junkie and proud big sister, she took her health into her own hands after testing BRCA 1+ last year and opted for a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy. Paige has now vowed to get involved in the community and be there for as many women as possible.
Rach DiMare is the creator of the fashion blog RD’s Obsessions. She was diagnosed with triple positive breast cancer in January 2016. She is a breast cancer advocator and uses her fashion blog to share her cancer journey and bring awareness to the struggles young women with breast cancer experience. She believes that fashion and style can give anyone a boost of confidence, just as it gave her throughout her treatments.
Rachel Park is a tie designer and founder of Rachel Park Designs. As a triple-negative breast cancer survivor, she is became committed to raising awareness for the issue. During breast cancer treatment, she founded Survivor Moda and used her sewing skills to create The ParkPuff™, a stylish chest-comforting, go-anywhere seat belt pillow for breast cancer survivors worldwide.
TW: RhayneThomas & PrunesAreSexy
Rhayne Thomas is a born and bred Bronx, NY girl living in Las Vegas. Although she wears many hats, just a few include: Blues Vocalist, Cancer Activist/Survivor and now the owner of Prunes Are Sexy Holiday. Her mission in life can be summed up as “We have to take care of each other.”
Rhonda is the Founder of Breast Cancer Partner, an organization that works to empower women diagnosed with breast cancer to become their own health and wellness advocate. Her goal is to create a world where each and every breast cancer survivor lives a life that is full of vitality, cancer free and without fear, so that recovery is a life-enhancing and not a life-limiting event.
Shay Sharpe is the President and Founder of Shay Sharpe’s Pink Wishes, Her non-profit organization educates, advocates, mentors, supports, shares resources and grants wishes to children & young women who have been affected by breast cancer.
Stori Nagel joined the breast cancer sisterhood when she was diagnosed at age 38. She and her husband founded Haus of Volta, a nonprofit that aims to uplift, educate, inspire and slay by photographing breast cancer warriors as pinup models, teach mindfulness, live fierce, and look damn good doing it.
Susan was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of only 4 years old, and from then on her life was set on an unexpected track. She decided to share her story to empower and strengthen women. She created the Strong Woman jewelry collection, sold in her shop Her Story. After her sister’s fight with cancer came to an end, Susan’s created Her Sanctuary, a place for women to reflect and retreat.
Vonn Jensen is a U.S. based cancer advocate and vanguard approaching advocacy through the lens of social justice. Vonn founded the movements Flattopper Pride and Queer Cancer. Using a variety of media, they have worked for visibility as a means of combating the marginalization that certain groups, such as the queer community, face during treatment.