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Geralyn Lucas        

Breast Cancer Survivor & Author of "Why I Wore Lipstick: To My Mastectomy"

Geralyn Lucas is a breast cancer survivor and author of "Why I Wore Lipstick to my Mastectomy."

Lucas was 27 years old and working at the 20/20 television show when she discovered a lump in her breast that was diagnosed as breast cancer. As a result of the diagnosis, Lucas had a mastectomy. Lucas subsequently wrote a book, "Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy," which talked about her experience and discussed her attitude about overcoming the challenges of breast cancer. The book was made into an Emmy nominated movie that premiered on Lifetime television starring Sarah Chalke and Patti LaBelle in October 2006. The theme song "I am not my hair" for the movie was written by Pink and India.Arie.

Lucas has become an activist, informing women about breast cancer, and early detection. Lucas now speaks around the country about survival and how her life has changed following her mastectomy. Despite the circumstances, Lucas finds the joy in life and speaks about her experiences in an irreverent and humorous way perfect for any audience.

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Why I Wore Lipstick: To My Mastectomy

In her touching and hilarious keynote presentation “Why I Wore Lipstick (to My Mastectomy)”, Lucas tells her inspirational story of understanding, coping with, and surviving breast cancer. Though there was no family history of breast cancer, Lucas was diagnosed at age 27. Her courageous and uplifting attitude towards battling with the disease has made her a favorite with audiences across the country.

She shares her message so that sisters, mothers, daughters, and friends can empower themselves with the knowledge to stop breast cancer before it starts. Listen to your heart, get the facts, be fearless, and find your inner cleavage!


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