Ms. Jackson established the Foundation after being diagnosed with early stage breast cancer at the age 40. If she had received her diagnosis ten years earlier her only option would have been a mastectomy. Because of advancements in cancer research she did not need invasive surgery and is healthy today, which she also attributes to early detection and her faith.
That was a life-changing event for Ms. Jackson. She is now dedicated to bringing progress and innovation to the field of cancer research. Her recovery was assisted by her support group and she wants to give back to the many support groups that provide hope to patients and families as well as provide scholarships to children who have lost a parent to breast cancer.
Ms. Jackson has been a spokesperson for the American Cancer Society. She also participated in the 2002 Relay for Life Celebration on the Hill as an Advocacy Ambassador, spending a week in Washington, D.C. lobbying for cancer research funding. She served as team leader for the American Cancer Society’s sixth annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk and was a Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation’s Ultimate Drive campaign honoree.
Ms. Jackson was named an Outstanding Woman of Achievement by the Century City Chamber of Commerce and currently serves as Chair of the Chamber’s Women’s Business Council. As Director of Business Development for the law firm of Cheong, , Rowell & Bennett, Jackson is a three-time winner of the President’s Award from the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles.
“Each experience is a bead on the necklace of life.
As these experiences become polished through contemplation,
truths are revealed and the beads of experience turn to pearls of wisdom
which of course, can be worn on any occasion.”
She’s a Survivor: Member Profile of Lorraine Jackson