2012: Ann spreads the word that early detection through self-breast exams is key to a woman’s health during this Northern CA’s Girl Scouts “Women’s Health” meeting; October.
2012: Ann greets a fellow breast cancer fighter at the Kiwanis Family House in Sacramento, CA after speaking to members there during October’s “Breast Cancer Awareness” Event.
2012: Ann gets ‘rockstar’ treatment in a video by Northern California’s FIT House, honoring those who fight back against the battles in life.
2011: Two of the many people who came to the “pink tips” book signing at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA during October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
2011: “pink tips” book tour: Ann greets supporters at the Dana Farber Cancer Center’s Yawkey Way Bookstore, during the “pink tips” book tour in Boston, MA; October.
2011: an impromptu talk about breast cancer awareness to students of greater Boston’s Somerville High School during the “pink tips” book tour; October.
2011: Ann greets supporters in Portland, Maine during her “pink tips” book signing tour; October.
2011: Ann stands with her niece, Maria Barakat, after speaking at Barakat’s breast cancer awareness event at Salem State University, Salem, MA; October.
2011: Invited to a sports-themed breast cancer fundraiser in California, Ann created her own jersey to advocate for the 1-in-8 women who get breast cancer in the US every year; October.