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Liisa Spinello, 9-year survivor
After her second lumpectomy in 2007, Liisa had lunch at Tiki in Riviera Beach, not realizing it was the same day as the Komen South Florida Race for the Cure. Every table in the restaurant was filled with race participants in their Komen T-shirts. A group of women invited her to sit with them and they listened to her story.
“They completely surrounded me with love, support, and hope,” said Liisa. “It was amazing. They introduced me to other survivors at various tables. I left that day with a renewed strength to continue my fight through surgeries number three and four in my battle against breast cancer.”
In the decade since, she has become More Than Pink by returning the love, support and hope she found that day at Tiki by counseling breast cancer patients, volunteering for Susan G. Komen South Florida and leading her Race for the Cure team, the Pink Angels. You’ll find them on January 28th by their bright fuchsia wigs!