Julie spent years working in the medical field, but when she was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 37, she decided to get involved at a deeper level.
Soon after she was diagnosed, Julie attended a screening of Pink Ribbons, Inc. with BAYS. The organization Breast Cancer Action was heavily featured in the movie, and Julie saw an organization that spoke to her ideas about the breast cancer movement. Julie had always been aware that many of the products being sold and promoted in the name of breast cancer had ties to breast cancer itself. She questioned how much of the profits were actually going to breast cancer research. Julie joined the board of Breast Cancer Action in 2012.
When she’s not volunteering with Breast Cancer Action or working as a nurse, Julie loves to snowboard and travel.