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Yael Cohen Braun

Yael Cohen Braun

Co-Founder

FCancer

Co-founder of Fuck Cancer, an innovative nonprofit whose mission is to detect and prevent cancer while providing community support.

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2015 Levo 100 Honoree: Transformers

Levo 100 celebrates inspiring Millennials who are transforming the world as we know it. The Transformers category recognizes those who advance civilization and teach inspiration—social activists, career coaches, nonprofit builders, and other amazing minds who enable us to be better.

See the Levo 100
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FCancer

Co- Founder

I'm the Co- Founder, of FCancer, an innovative nonprofit whose mission is to detect and prevent cancer while providing community support. I launched FCancer in 2009 after my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Determined to marshal strength for my mom, I decided to use the “F” word to fight the “C” word. Now, I serve as an advocate for a range of health and health care issues and through my work with FCancer, I am changing the way people talk about cancer by creating a human, authentic movement. Now at over 5 years old, FCancer creates unique tools and campaigns that people can relate to, using technology, humor, and celebrities to enable their community to engage with cancer on a different level.

Career

StandWith

I created StandWith, a care management app, to help organize the support that family and friends want to give when someone is sick.

Read more about it here.
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Advice to My College Self

I thought the world was ending when I decided not to be doctor. I wanted to redesign the experience of illness, which I now see as a huge win, when at the time I thought I had failed by changing my mind. Through my experiences, I have found that changing your mind can turn out to be the best thing you’ve ever done.

Read the whole Vanity Fair article here.

Using the F Word to Fight the C Word

I spoke at TEDxVancouver about how early detection is our only cure right now and that we should be looking for cancer instead of just finding it. We target Generation Y in an effort to engage them in the important dialogue about early detection; with a clear call to action to involve, engage, and educate their parents.

Awards
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The Globe and Mail

12 People Who are Transforming Philanthropy

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Chatelaine Magazine

Hot 20 Under 30

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Fast Company

100 Most Creative People in Business

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ELLE Magazine

Genius Award Winner

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Forbes

2012 Up and Comer

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Women's Executive Network

100 most powerful women in Canada

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Business in Vancouver

Forty Under 40

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Marketing Magazine

Thirty Under 30

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Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Award Recipient

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Refinery29

’30 Under 30′

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MensHealth.com

Ladies to Look Out for in 2013

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Huffington Post Contributor

I've published multiple articles about my work with FCancer, what it's like to run an organization, and more.

Read the articles here.