Kristen, a personal trainer, is a 36 year old breast cancer survivor. She thrives on helping people get fit and healthy. She lives her life in accordance to what she preaches to her clients: eating a healthy diet and getting lots of exercise.
A cancer diagnosis was the furthest thing from the mind of this healthy young adult. In 2010, at the young age of 34, Kristen was diagnosed with a very rare form of breast cancer. Her doctors pulled together a treatment plan and she underwent a double mastectomy, chemotherapy, and radiation at Dana Farber.
Because of Kristen’s exceptional health and determination, she continued to exercise daily and stay healthy through all of her treatments. She motivated people in and out of the gym, and had convinced herself that she would somehow impact people’s lives on an even greater scale.
Today, Kristen says that cancer is her blessing and has turned her life around. It has opened doors and brought wonderful people into her life. She is most grateful for being able to participate in amazing opportunities such as The Miss Pink Pageant, and for the opportunity to share her story with others. She hopes to educate, motivate, and inspire.