In 1996, at age 43, Becky went back to school while working a full-time job to get her college degree.Three months later she was diagnosed with advanced stage breast cancer and was given a 60% chance to survive past five years. She jokes that she is thankful her doctors were wrong because it took her SEVEN years to graduate.
She has been diagnosed twice more since then; in 2004 and 2009. In 2000, while working full-time, Becky co-founded Breast Friends, an Oregon based organization with national reach, dedicated to helping women survive the trauma of cancer. She continued to work full-time and spent her free-time developing Breast Friends into what it is today. They now have affiliates on the east coast.
Finally, in June of 2005, she left her job as a sales manager at Dex Media, and was finally able to focus full-time on Breast Friends and her speaking career.
Since then, Becky has been featured in magazines, on radio and television and has been the Keynote Speaker at numerous breast cancer events, women's leadership conferences and Christian Women's Groups. She has also written chapters in several books and published her own book, "The Hat That Saved My Life." She is the co-host of a weekly radio show called Breast Friends Cancer Support Radio.
Her goal in life is to change lives with her words, whether in person, on a stage, or through writing. She is making a difference.
Becky has received numerous awards including: the Toastmasters International Communication and Leadership award, the Komen/BMW North America Local Hero Award, The national Pink Power Mom award from Bright Starts, The Courageous Woman of the Month from Courageous Woman Magazine, and the Bank of America Local Hero Award. .
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There is low probability for Becky Olson Speaks to work a gig for anything substantially less than the published price range. We will negotiate with Becky Olson Speaks on your behalf, but if your funding is not in place then it will more difficult to book Becky Olson Speaks, because they get many offers to work events that are at or above asking price. It is also important to consider Becky Olson Speaks's travel costs, as they may require an entourage of staff and equipment. If your budget does not factor that in, then there is no benefit for them to want to be hired. We do not personally speak for Becky Olson Speaks, but in our experience in booking talent for over 25 years, this is generally the outcome of inadequate funding.
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