Why cancer made me hate lasagna | Betsy Nilan | TEDxHartford

http://youtu.be/YkNhI3XKfKM Growing up knowing your mom is going to die of breast cancer. How a self check up can discover something , which can give you more years with your loved ones....and lasagna everyday. Betsy Nilan graduated from the University of Virginia in 2013 with her Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology. Nilan graduated from Southern Connecticut State University in May of 2016 with her Master’s Degree in Women’s Studies. Her thesis, “Empowerment Through Decision-Making: Patriarchal Society’s Effect on Women with the BRCA1 and BRCA2 Genetic Mutation,” focused on the BRCA genetic mutation and how patriarchal society reacts to women getting tested and acting upon positive results. Betsy Nilan is a founding board member of The Get In Touch Foundation, a global breast health non-profit focused on teaching individuals of all ages on the importance of breast health through their Girls’ Program and Daisy Wheel. The Daisy Wheel tool has 8 tips on how to do a breast self-exam and is provided FREE to schools all around the world. The program is currently in all 50 states and 34 countries. After the passing of Mary Ann Wasil, her mother and founder of The Get In Touch Foundation, in April of 2 This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx