Dr. Kristi Funk Book Launch Party w/ Cindy Alexander
Amoeba Hollywood - April 26th @ 6:30pm
Join us for a fun evening of celebrating and mingling with Kristi Funk, who has dedicated her life to education, prevention, and straight talk about breast cancer. Meet Kristi and get her new book BREASTS: The Owner's Manual signed, plus enjoy live music with L.A. singer-songwriter Cindy Alexander, some sips and sweets, conversation and more! We will have copies of the book available for purchase at the event as well as special pink Amoeba logo t-shirts (all t-shirt proceeds will go to Dr. Funk's foundation, Pink Lotus).
Dr. Kristi Funk is a board-certified breast cancer surgeon who has helped thousands of women navigate breast issues, including Angelina Jolie and Sheryl Crow. Don’t miss out on all the actionable risk-reducing advice she has to share. Your daily choices regarding diet and nutrition, alcohol, obesity, exercise, hormone replacement therapy, stress, and environmental toxicities all MATTER. See breastmanual.com for more info on the book!
One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer over the course of their lives, and breast cancer is the #1 killer of women ages 20-59. But did you know that only 15 percent of those diagnosed have a single relative with breast cancer? For most of us, family history and genetics do not determine who gets breast cancer—we do! You have power over this disease. In BREASTS: The Owner’s Manual, Dr. Kristi Funk shows you how to harness that power.
BREASTS: The Owner's Manual equips women with the most up-to-date tools for cancer prevention and outlines a compassionate roadmap for treatment options.Kristi is a Board-certified breast cancer surgeon based in Los Angeles and co-founder of the Pink Lotus Breast Center, which has transformed the delivery of breast healthcare in America. Long before Dr. Funk performed Angelina Jolie’s widely-discussed double prophylactic mastectomy, Dr. Funk strategized with her about the most effective and honest way to communicate her decision to the world. Their announcement led to a permanent increase in preventive testing for the BRCA gene.
Now, Dr. Funk takes the broader conversation about total breast health to women everywhere with this straight-talking guide. Her mission is to educate as many women as possible about what they can do to stop breast cancer before it starts.
Every year, 1 million cases of breast cancer are diagnosed globally, with more than 240,000 in the US alone. BREASTS: The Owner’s Manual will help many women avoid this unwelcome journey and will provide wisdom and practical advice for those already walking this challenging path.
About Cindy Alexander
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Cindy was trained at the acclaimed USC School of Drama but realized quickly that there was enough “drama” in real life and the best part she could play… was herself. So, she wrote what is now 9 CDs (and added to numerous compilations and soundtracks) worth of her life, which she has performed all across the United States, Japan, Germany, Ireland, and islands as far as Barbados and Guantanamo Bay. Music has always been the key to her adventure, and she soaks up the stories of those she meets, the cultures, the geography, the spirit and the down and dirty details of the road she travels. As a seasoned writer and performer, she has tackled numerous subjects – not only the classic singer/songwriter confessional fare of dysfunctional relationships, marriage, and motherhood, but also her personal discovery and recovery from breast cancer, the perils of the entertainment business, classic literature, sexuality, spirituality, history and the human condition. There is no topic which is out of bounds – she tells The Truth.
Aside from being a singer/songwriter/ recording artist, Cindy Alexander is a wife, daughter, friend, mother of twins, breast cancer survivor, advocate and Ambassador to BreastCancer.org, animal rescuer, avid reader, hiker, cribbage competitor, baker of OCD chocolate chip cookies, volunteer, and guacamole lover.