This past weekend, energized from our recent profile in Fast Company magazine, Team Counsyl flew to Chicago to partake in Bright Pink FabFest 2014. At the opening ceremony, CEO Lindsay Avner talked about the goal of reaching 52 million women between the ages of 18 and 45, so that they can each be proactive about their breast and ovarian health. Lindsay lost her grandmother and great-grandmother to breast cancer, and watched her mother survive breast and ovarian cancer. Her mother was present at FabFest to support the cause. At the end of a high-energy day of intense workouts, yoga classes, meditation, makeovers and hair braiding, over 800 women gathered to listen to BRCA positive women, like Brianna, who tweeted:
Team Counsyl was inspired by the positive energy of every woman who attended FabFest. We sent a big group of Counsyl ladies from across the country to participate in the event: Laura Martini, our Director of Product Design; Kathleen Berentsen, our Boston-based genetic counselor; Elizabeth Collins, our variant curation specialist and very own yoga teacher; Terri Meyer, our Regional Director of Sales; Shivani Nazareth, our Director of Women’s Health; Megan Lundin, our Strategic Accounts Executive; Michelle Ostrowski, one of our midwest-based Clinical Accounts Executives, and Emily Leung, our San Francisco-based team lead. We were thrilled to support the cause and truly believe in the Bright Pink mission of saving lives by giving people the tools to live proactively at a young age.