Amy has previously been involved in the Firefly Sisterhood as a Guide, having been diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006. Her two beautiful children were her inspiration during her journey through treatment. Breast cancer family genetics keep Amy involved in a variety of breast cancer research and review agencies in hopes that her girls will grow to be women confident in the knowledge that there will be a cure for breast cancer.
Amy comes to the Firefly Sisterhood with administrative experience and formal education in Molecular Biology. Having been a young mom when diagnosed, a relationship with a Guide from the Firefly Sisterhood would have been a tremendous help during cancer treatment, and this is what inspires Amy in her current position with Firefly Sisterhood: to ensure that newly diagnosed women have the support they need when they need it most.
Christy holds the mission of The Firefly Sisterhood close to her heart. When diagnosed with breast cancer in January of 2014, she leaned on a very strong village of support. Christy is honored to use her experience and share it with others to further the mission of Firefly Sisterhood.
As an educator by training, Christy’s past work includes teaching children and adults of diverse backgrounds, recruiting and managing volunteers and serving as a liaison between families and community programs. Fluent in Spanish, she has had the opportunity to live and work internationally and to immerse herself in diverse cultures. She looks forward to bringing our mission to culturally diverse communities, and to building relationships and creating connections within these populations.
Both Amy and Christy know firsthand how critical it is to develop strong relationships when facing breast cancer, and both are eager to ensure that as many women as possible will not face their diagnosis alone.