Name: Jacqueline Gregg
Location: New York City
About: New York-based actor. One of my favorite gigs is my work with Only Make Believe, a non-profit arts organization that creates and performs interactive theatre for children in hospitals and other care facilities. Marathon runner and Hiker.
Why I’m Wearing Pink This Month:
I'm wearing pink this month in celebration of all the women and men who have come out on the other side of breast cancer. My mother is a two-time survivor and I have other family members and friends who have fought and won the battle. I am wearing pink for myself, summoning their strength and courage, as I prepare to get into the ring.
Mine is a familiar story; I felt a lump, I scheduled my screening, the doctor recommended a biopsy, and I received my diagnosis. Though my breast cancer was caught very early, my initial feelings ran the gamut from fear to anger to hurt. I even had a "why me" moment. But then I thought, why NOT me? So what I work out regularly? So what I eat well? (except for the occasional bag of Doritos) I'm not special!
People ask me how I'm doing. I'm inspired! I'm inspired by the examples of all the awesome survivors and I am inspired by my amazing circle of family and friends who are loving and supporting me through my journey.
I want to encourage you to take your breast health into your own hands, literally. If you feel something, do something. Schedule your screenings. Encourage your friends and family to keep up with their screenings!