Exposing Hope 2017 | Ann Pullium

Hope is the chance to try more, be more and do more.  Hope is that there is something  to strive for “right now” and “that’s not all”.

Ann’s breast cancer journey began on February 6, 2013 and she applauds Dr. Richard Cornella for her early diagnosis of Stage 1 breast cancer.  Ann is grateful to the attention she received by Dr. Cornella and Solis Mammography.  In addition, Ann had two dear friends that supported her:  Theresa, also a survivor and Reuben, her big orange cat, both provided comfort and encouragement.  Reuben had never slept on her bed throughout the night unil the night before her surgery.  He slept next to her for a week post-surgery and returned to her bedside again the night before her second surgery.  Ann confessed that she has no idea how Reuben knew she needed him, but he did.

Ann believes that being a survivor has made her more aware of making a difference. Likewise, she said if you have a bucket list, “get on with it!” 

Ann is a four-year survivor.  

Exposing Hope 2017 | Addy Jeffrey

“In my most difficult days, hope is the only thing that kept me going.”

When Addy Jeffrey, a remarkable survivor, entered the studio this summer it was immediately obvious that she is also doing her part in Exposing Hope.  Addy’s breast cancer was obscured on a mammogram due to her dense breast tissue.  Her determination led her to secure the support of the City of Greensboro's Commission on the Status of Women.  With their help, Addy successfully advocated for the passage of the North Carolina Breast Density Notification Law in 2014.  Now women receive a letter with breast density information as a result of Addy’s determination.  Her commitment to enact a law requiring the information is transparent.  It is now in effect in 30 states across the country.  

Breast cancer may have impacted Addy; however, she’s impacting so many with her work.  

Addy is a six-year survivor.