Lindsay Hopewell

Board President

(she/her)

Hi, I’m Lindsay Hopewell and with a strong family history of breast cancer, I started having routine mammograms at 28 (10 years prior to when my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer).

 

I learned at 34, I was a carrier of the PALB2 mutation and moved to also having yearly MRI screenings. When I was first diagnosed with breast cancer at age 38, I was terrified and didn’t know what to do. It was a childhood fear come true—my mom had also been diagnosed young and the hovering possibility became a foreboding cloud when I tested positive for one of the breast cancer-associated genes. The anticipation didn’t make the diagnosis any less emotionally devastating. I feel lucky to have found the incredible support of BAYS and I want to make sure these same resources are available for others in our local community who need them.

 

Pre-cancer I was a pediatric speech-language pathologist, I enjoy spending time with my husband and daughter and two energetic labradoodles. I also love being outside, working out, and horseback riding.