Loren's Badass Chick: Fabianna Marie, Miss Pink 2017

She is a WONDER.

March 23, 2018
Loren's Badass Chick

Fabianna Marie
David West

 

OH BOY OH BOY SIT DOWN. HOLD ONTO YOUR HATS. I'm introducing you to one of the most incredible people I've been blessed to know. Ready? Ready. 

I first met Fabianna Marie about a year ago while I was hosting the Miss Pink Pageant, which is a fundraiser where breast cancer fighters and survivors are treated to a day of pampering and then strut their stuff on the catwalk. Afterwards, they fearlessly share their stories of survival and, at the end of the night, one woman is crowned Miss Pink. Miss Pink will spend her year as an ambassador for her fellow Pink Warriors, and with the Miss Pink Organization will provide all of the basic necessities that are often overlooked during treatment like gas money, rides to treatment, mortgage payments, flowers after surgery, food deliveries, grocery gift cards, etc. Fabianna Marie has spent the last year as Miss Pink 2017 and on Saturday, April 14th, she will pass her crown along to the next Miss Pink. 

Fabianna's infectious spirit is easy to see as soon as you meet her: she's fearless, she's hilarious, she's honest, she's kind, she's smart, and she's strong as hell. At the age of 27, she was diagnosed with BRCA1 positive, invasive metastatic Breast Cancer and she's been fighting ever since. She's written books about her journey and is a beacon of hope for all women and men who are facing adversity. She's got over 30,000 followers watching her journey on social media (@FabFighting), and over 3,000 daily subscribers to her blog. She's a force to be reckoned with and I am grateful to now call her a friend. 

Please give her a follow and take 15 minutes to listen to my full-length podcast with her (below). We would absolutely LOVE to see you at Miss Pink 2018 (the theme is Kentucky Derby!) at the Danversport Yacht Club on Saturday, April 14th. I will be hosting for the fourth year in a row, along with my friend Kendra from Magic 106.7. This organization means so much to me and I would love for you to be as inspired by these women as I am year after year. Last year we raised over $20,000! You can buy your tickets here. Fabianna and I hope to see you there! 

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