AnneMarie Ciccarella

Public Speaker, Consultant, and Writer in New York

AnneMarie Ciccarella

Public Speaker, Consultant, and Writer in New York

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I am a writer, patient-advocate, health care activist determined to use social media as a springboard to build relationships and develop communities. I've been invited to participate in peer review process for DoD Breast Cancer Review Program. I served as patient advocate on a funded partnering grant application between researchers at two prominent institutions in NY area. I am presently working on four different research studies in the role of patient advocate. I serve as the SRO for METAvivor Research. In 2015, a total of $1M in grants were awarded to 14 investigators. An independent advocate, I was selected to participate in AACR Scientist <-> Survivor program. This year, I will mentor a group of advocates at the annual meeting. I have been interviewed in print media, on radio and have written guest articles for various outlets. I was invited to join a handful of other breast cancer advocates at The White House to meet with high level administrators to discuss how policy-makers might help reframe the breast cancer narrative. I coordinate the social media for my local NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) affiliate. And apparently, in my recent spare time, I found myself atop a 35 foot pole taking a leap of faith. I have also allowed myself to be talked into doing some modeling for a charity event for a dear friend and powerhouse advocate. Not so sure how I feel about agreeing to model lingerie. And no, any and all photos will be held in a secret vault. For. Sure.

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