Lindsay Avner Talks Breast Cancer Awareness Month & 'Bright Pink'

In 2006, Lindsay Avner became the youngest woman in the U.S. to have a risk-reducing double mastectomy after being diagnosed with a BRCA1 gene mutation at 22, she took action and vowed not to let these diseases strike her as they had three generations of women before her. Through her experience, Lindsay found a profound lack of resources for women in her position—young women who had not been diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer but wanted to start living proactively. In 2007, Bright Pink was born. Bright Pink is a national nonprofit empowering young women to be proactive with their breast and ovarian health. Lindsay talks about her personal journey, what women can do this month to help reduce their own risks and Bright Pink’s mission.