Anne Ogden named TBBCF 2019 Honorary Walk Chair
Anne Ogden – TBBCF 2019 Honorary Walk Chair
Anne Ogden of Waterford is the honorary chair of the Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation 2019 Walk Across Southeastern Connecticut. She will participate in the 14th annual walk Oct. 5, 2019, and will make closing remarks at the end of the day.
In April, Ogden posted on Facebook a picture of the sign outside Smilow Cancer Center at Yale-New Haven Hospital and tagged it, #myunexpectedjourney2019. And so began an online dialogue about her diagnose and treatment.
“I wasn’t going to go public,” said Ogden, 57, who was diagnosed in December with breast cancer, underwent two surgeries – a lumpectomy and a re-excision – and did several weeks of radiation. But the response to her posts was heartwarming, encouraging and educational. She decided to share what she is going through in the hopes that people will not be afraid to get mammograms and go to follow-up appointments.
Leading up the October walk, she will be sharing her inspirational posts and reflections as she continues her #unexpectedjourney2019. You also can find Anne on social media through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn