Breast cancer survivors gear up for BREASTfest

When we think about breast cancer, we usually think it affects older women.

But more and more younger women are being diagnosed.

Jill Mull was just 32 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She was a wife and a mother to twin boys who were 4 and a half years old.

She says, "Many people told me I was too young and it was not going to be a cancer it was just a cyst, but I went the next morning to have it checked out and found within 24 hours it was an aggressive cancer and I had a lumpectomy 2 days later."  

Jill underwent intensive chemotherapy treatments. She lost her hair and struggled to keep things together for her family.

"I was sick and I had two little children to care for and it was extremely difficult but the community was so supportive and incredible," says Jill.

That support and care meant so much, now as a survivor Jill is giving back through the Tyanna Foundation, an organization focused on patient care for women fighting breast cancer.

On Saturday, Jill will join other survivors for BREASTfest, the Tyanna Foundation's annual fundraiser to support breast cancer awareness and treatment.

For Jill, it's about spreading the word that age doesn't matter when it comes to your health.

For more information on BREASTfest you can go to http://www.breastfest.org/cities/Baltimore

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