Komen Impact

 Komen Austin’s Direct Impact in the Community

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Jenny Peterson
Author, The Cancer Survivor’s Garden Companion and Komen Austin Breast Cancer Survivor

Jenny Peterson is an Austin, Texas-based garden designer with her own firm, J. Peterson Garden Design, as well as a writer, author and speaker. She specializes in designing, writing and speaking about gardens that enhance the quality of life, heal from the inside out and help to create balance and wellness.

She is the author of “The Cancer Survivor’s Garden Companion: Cultivating Hope, Healing & Joy in the Ground Beneath Your Feet” (St. Lynn’s Press 2016) and co-author of “Indoor Plant Décor: The Design Stylebook for Houseplants” (St. Lynn’s Press 2013).

She is a 4-year breast cancer survivor and is passionate about connecting people to the natural world to create healthy lives of balance and joy.

Her Story
In 2012 at age 49 Jenny  was diagnosed with breast cancer. That was the same age her mother was diagnosed who unfortunately passed away from breast cancer.

Jenny needed 5 biopsies, making a total of $15,000 and being a small business owner Jenny had no insurance. Her patient navigator from ARA made a call to Komen Austin and in turn 100% of her biopsies we covered by Komen Austin.

Jenny is now a 4 year breast cancer survivor and is eternally grateful for Komen Austin and the mission to save lives and end breast cancer forever.



Lydia Hopper

Lydia Hopper

Learning and Development Facilitator, Wells Fargo and 18th Annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Austin, Race Chair

Her Story
Lydia Hopper is a Baylor alumna that has been a Wells Fargo employee for nine years and a loyal Komen Volunteer the past four. Wells Fargo has granted her with Volunteer Leave beginning in mid-July and ending in early October in order for her to serve as this year’s Race Chair. Hopper first became engaged with Komen Austin after a TMN meeting hosted by Komen and gradually began volunteering on bank holidays followed by Community Service days that Wells Fargo provides to their team. Wells Fargo is proud to have Hopper serving as a community leader and represent them at such an impacting event.
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