Connie Rufenbarger Paved The Way For Breast Cancer Awareness Month



Connie Rufenbarger was diagnosed with breast cancer at 34 years old.

Back then, there was no advocacy and very little information.

“There were no pink ribbons. There was no lay literature. There were no magazine articles. There was no October. You just had breast cancer and people didn’t talk about it.”

How she used her experience to become a leading advocate and help shape the future of breast cancer screening, treatment, and research – in Indiana and across the country.

From Warsaw, Indiana to Washington, D.C. – how she helped make breast cancer a national priority and why she’ll never stop fighting. For that and more, tune into episode 14 of the Summits Podcast.

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Hosted by cancer survivor and philanthropist Vince Todd, Jr., Chairman and Co-Founder of the Heroes Foundation, and Heroes Foundation Board Member Daniel Abdallah, the Summits Podcast is a place for people to share their stories.

Everyone has a cancer story.

From battling a deadly disease to caring for a loved one, when we rise up and face life’s greatest challenges, we see with a new vision, feel with a greater passion, and think with a deeper perspective.

Along the way, paths cross, journeys intersect, and missions converge.

For Vince Todd, it was his own cancer diagnosis that led him and his wife, Cindy, to launch the Heroes Foundation to provide meaningful support to cancer patients, education to promote cancer prevention, and resources to advance research for a cure.

What started with friends and family grew into a community. The Summits Podcast is an extension of that community.

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Artists, athletes, doctors, business people – we’re all family members, community leaders, and activists.

Everyone has a story. Anyone can inspire. No one battles alone.

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