Through her blog, her words were intoxicating and the narrative of her everyday life honest. Lisa Bonchek Adams legacy to the cancer community will be how committed she was to bring awareness and scientific solutions to prevention and treatment of metastatic breast cancer.
Through her world-wide following and her ability to touch the hearts and minds of countless people, the circle of mutual love and support that she envisioned and created on her blog continues to encompass all those who seek insight, wisdom, and practical advice and writings.
Lisa passed away in March of 2015. However, her contribution to awareness will always continue at the Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Research Fund.
Lisa, a 45 year old mother of three, graduated from Franklin and Marshall College and held a Masters degree in Sociology. Using lifelong insights gained as the daughter of a cardiothoracic surgeon father and a psychologist mother, she focused her writing on the topics of grief and loss, cancer, and family. Originally diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer in 2006, Lisa learned she had stage 4 breast cancer in October of 2012. She wrote about living and parenting with incurable cancer for the Huffington Post and on her website, www.lisabadams.com. She tweeted as @adamslisa about the day-to-day life with the disease.