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Model Sharon Blynn On Surviving Cancer and Bald Is Beautiful

September 3, 2011

Sharon Blynn

Sharon Blynn Photo: Robin Emtage

 

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Sharon Blynn, founder of  www.baldisbeautiful.org and a courageous cancer survivor

Ovarian Cancer Survivor Sharon Blynn Proves Bald Is Beautiful

Sharon Blynn

Photo: Robin Emtage

By Stacey Gualandi

When Sharon Blynn was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2000, she was a vibrant music executive living in New York City…and she was only 28 years old.

“One of the most profound teachings has been about learning to truly love myself at my deepest core.”

It was a devastating life-altering moment followed by three years of treatment and the demoralizing loss of her hair. She bravely shaved her head and eventually conquered this silent disease. Now eight years cancer-free, the actress and model chooses to remain bald.

Sharon Blynn

Sharon at Revlon Run/Walk--Photo: Brad Ross/2008

In 2003, she created baldisbeautiful.org to redefine beauty and dispel the stigma of hair loss from cancer. As a result, Sharon inspires survivors and caregivers throughout the world. She is this month’s Revlon Role Model in an advertisement in People.

Sharon has a powerful message, and after meeting this one-woman ovarian cancer-awareness-advocate in person, it was easy to see her beauty, both inside and out… [Read more…]

Christy Turlington Burns’ New Film Exposes Poor Health Care For Mothers

Photo: Every Mother Counts

Model and humanitarian Christy Turlington Burns’ new documentary “No Woman, No Cry” reports that moms worldwide don’t have access to the health care that saved her during the birth of her daughter.   “Half a million women each year die from 90% preventable causes,” she says.

The movie opened at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York last month.  Christy is enrolled in a Master’s of Public Health program at Columbia University.

To read the article:

NY Daily News

To view the website:

Every Mother Counts

What are you willing to do to help improve mothers’  health around the world?