“She’s a thorough reporter as well as a capable writer, sketching the personalities of a diverse group of people with vivid and sensitive strokes.”

— Kevin Riordan, Columnist, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Knowledge is power. My goal is a joint one shared with my clients: to save lives. Education, both written and verbal, encourages our audience to take action for healthy living.

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The Stories From the Heart Project is a collaboration of Pink Ribbon Journey and the Basser Center for BRCA at the world renowned University of Pennsylvania’s Abramson Cancer Center.

My daughter, Marlena Penn and I are profiled in the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute’s 2014 Annual Report for our inspiration and girl power in the National Cancer Institute funded breast health Legacy Girls Study.  Read about us here →


On January 21, I put on my Strong Women t-shirt, laced up my Merrell walking shoes, slathered on the suntan lotion and joined my neighbors, Susan and Linda, in the Women’s March Sarasota. It was my first participation in such an activity. As we crossed the John Ringling Causeway we were over 6,000 activists strong! It was an exhilarating experience. I can’t wait to march again.


I joined my daughter and her Alpha Chi Omega sisters at Relay for Life University of Tampa. Honored to share my journey with more than 300 + event participants. Relay for Life celebrates cancer survivors and caregivers while raising money for the advancement of cancer research. Make an impact and support our team HERE. Find a Relay in your own community HERE.

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Concerned about the link between toxic chemicals, your health and cancer? Want to learn how to reduce your family’s exposure to toxins in your personal care and household products? I highly recommend reading Toxin Toxout, a humorous and serious look about getting rid of harmful chemicals in our bodies.