Join as we talk to cancer survivor, Rachel Park, creator of the Park Puff. Rachel is far more than just a survivor. She also makes handmade ties that have dressed the neck of several a-list celebrities. Learn how Rachel gives back to the community by going beyond the needs of breast cancer survivors. See a need, fill a need.
About Our Guest
I’m a breast cancer survivor/awareness advocate, tie designer, and founder of Rachel Park Designs and Survivor Moda.
In September of 2014, I felt a small lump in my breast. I was devastated when doctors confirmed my worst fears, and I was diagnosed with Stage IIB triple-negative breast cancer. After 15 rounds of chemotherapy, three surgeries and 32 radiation treatments, I’m thankful to officially be declared cancer-free!
With a background in fashion, I was determined to keep my fashion sense during treatment. Not a fan of wigs and wanting to look more natural, I experimented with scarves during chemo and received lots of compliments. Cancer took many things from me, but I wouldn’t let it take my style!
Although everyone kept telling me that I didn’t “look sick” (I WAS), staying stylish was important to me, and the extra confidence boost helped me feel better through it all. I wanted to create a helpful resource for other breast cancer survivors to not forget their sense of style during treatment, and Survivor Moda (which is a play on “survivor mode,” plus moda means “fashion” in Spanish) was born. Survivor Moda empowers breast cancer survivors to survive in style & provides breast cancer information and resources.
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