"As Vice President of the Kiwanis Club of Thousand Oaks, CA, I am responsible for scheduling weekly programs that will be interesting, informative and inspiring to our members. In February, 2019, we were fortunate to have Joana Breckner as our speaker. I was first impressed by her outgoing personality and friendliness but, when she spoke to our group, she became a fierce advocate for the detection and prevention of oral cancer.
She is a survivor of oral cancer and is dedicated to telling her story. She has the ability to take you on her journey from detection, through treatment, to survival. She is definitely a force. When she speaks about her fight, people listen. She is open and honest about what she has been through and people relate to her survivor attitude.
Joana's story held our interest and opened our minds to a deadly and much overlooked form of cancer. We all definitely went away from that meeting more aware and enlightened."