Community Advocates

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Current Advocates

Linda Christopher

Linda Christopher was formerly the Director for a Spirituality Center located in the Philadelphia suburbs. As Director, she organized retreats and created programs with nationally known speakers. In November, 2000, Linda was diagnosed with stage one breast cancer. Presently, she is facing a diagnosis with Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer. From 2001 until 2017, she organized a Cancer Support Group known as the “Circle of Light “. Read more

Tori Geib

Tori Geib was diagnosed in 2016 with Metastatic Breast Cancer (DeNovo), soon after her 30th birthday. At the time she was diagnosed, Tori worked as an Assistant Sous Chef at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and as Food and Beverage Manager at Mad River Mountain Ski Resort. Tori is currently being treated at Stefanie Spielman Breast Center in Columbus, Ohio. Read more

Alison Petok

Alison Petok is an oncology social worker; she received her Master in Social Work and Master in Public Health from the University of Pennsylvania. She has worked in oncology research and currently serves as a clinical social worker in the Department of Medical Oncology at Thomas Jefferson University. In her current role she serves as the palliative medicine social worker, provides clinical services to patients and families, mentors current MPH students, and manages biopsychosocial screening programs. Read more

Susan Rahn

Susan is a respected advocate in the breast cancer community. Currently, she is the President of METUP, a grassroots non-profit organization dedicated to changing the landscape of MBC. She was an Editor/Writer/Publisher and one of the co-founders of The Underbelly, an online magazine for all stages of breast cancer. Read more

Lora Rhodes

​Lora received her BS in psychology from Penn State University and MSW from Rutgers University. A social worker for over 25 years, she returned to clinical work in 2014 at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson, where she began her career in oncology social work in 1996. In her current role she provides support services to patients from young adults to seniors. Read more.

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