Remembering Amanda Raffenaud
We are extremely saddened to share that AdvancedBreastCancer.net Health Leader Amanda Raffenaud passed away on Monday, April 3, 2023. After her cancer diagnosis in December 2018, Amanda made it her mission to live to the fullest.
Amanda was a mother of 2 boys, an educator, a mentor, and a relentless advocate for the metastatic breast cancer (MBC) community. She was always reminding everyone that "stage 4 needs more,” referring to the need for more research dollars to be geared toward MBC.1
A dedicated advocate
Amanda advocated for MBC in many ways and shared so much of her story with the community through various platforms. That included writing for AdvancedBreastCancer.net.
Some of her writing can be found here:
- Living With MBC Without a Caregiver (Pt. 1)
- Living With MBC Without a Caregiver (Pt. 2)
- When There's Progression With MBC
Click here to read all of Amanda's articles.
Join us in remembering Amanda
We know that Amanda touched so many in the community through her professional career, her unwavering advocacy, and her love for her family, friends, and students.
Janice shares, "Amanda was such a genuinely kind person, and I will miss her very much."
From the CaringBridge site dedicated to providing updates on Amanda: "Amanda somehow also had an incredible surplus of love and care that she shared generously with her expansive community of family and friends. To know Amanda was to be loved by Amanda – and to be loved by Amanda was to know a deep, abiding love."1
If you would like to share any memories or stories about Amanda, please do so in the comments below.
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