Rhonda M Smith
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Rhonda M. Smith is the Founder of Breast Cancer Partner, an organization that focuses on breast cancer recovery through health and wellness and taking a more integrative and holistic approach to recovery. Breast Cancer
Partner provides tools, resources and information to help breast cancer
survivors recover, restore and reenergize themselves after treatment. The organization’s mission is to function as a "partner" to breast cancer survivors (and their caegivers) who are nearing the end of or have completed treatment, on their journey to recovery, or who are cancer free.

Through her work, Rhonda’s goal is to help breast cancer survivors effectively cope with and manage life during and post-treatment, empower them to become their own health and wellness advocate and adopt a lifestyle and practices aimed at cancer prevention and survival. Ultimately, Rhonda wants to create a
world in which each and every breast cancer survivor lives a life that is full of vitality, cancer-free and without fear, so that recovery is a life-enhancing rather
than a life-limiting event.

Rhonda appeared in the October 2010 issue of More Magazine as a first runner-up in the More’s Beauty Search Contest based on her essay “Why This is the Most Fabulous Time in My Life”. The essay was about her breast cancer journey and how she has emerged from that experience with a new identity and sense of passion and purpose. Most recently, Rhonda was chosen to participate on the Merz Aesthtics’ expert advisory panel for their “Stand and Deliver Program”, a national initiative that recognizes women who stand up for a cause they believe in and have an impact
in their community. Rhonda will also be profiled and recognized as a woman who stands and delivers on the More Magazine Reinvention TV Show in November 2011.

With more than 20 years of experience that includes sales and marketing management and learning and development consulting, Rhonda has parlayed her professional and personal experience into a unique skill set that includes creating survivorship programs for breast cancer centers, and health and wellness
experiences, events and products for breast cancer survivors.

Rhonda earned her MBA in marketing and operations management from the Colgate
Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and her B.S. degree in Civil
Engineering from Virginia Tech. She is the Immediate Past-Chair of the Board of The Women’s Fund of Miami-Dade and a CEO Forum member of The Commonwealth Institute of the South Florida. Rhonda served on the 2007 NFL Super Bowl Special Events Committee and, in 2006, was named one of the South Florida’s “25 Most Prominent and Influential African-American Women by Success South Florida
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What It Means To Be A Survivor

Posted on March 7, 2013 at 11:00am 2 Comments

What does it mean to be a survivor? I was asked this question in a recent conversation and, as much as I embrace this new identity for me, I thought about for a minute. So after I paused, I replied that for me being a survivor means that I have overcome obstacles and I am able to forge through significant challenges and be victorious on the other side of them.  Because of this, I feel empowered to take charge of my life in ways that I never imagined before.

Consequently, being a…

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Who Knew?

Posted on October 24, 2012 at 9:40pm 3 Comments

I never would have thought in a million years that having a life threatening disease would have actually been one of the best things that could have happened to me.  My breast cancer diagnosis, in May 2008, was not just a life altering event but even more so, a life enhancing event. Who knew?

Who knew that on the other side of my journey I would emerge a better, stronger, healthier, and more vibrant person that ever before? …

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Men Are Survivors Too

Posted on October 16, 2012 at 9:00am 0 Comments

I attended a breast cancer awareness month event last week that was one of the few that gave men a voice in their breast cancer journey with their spouse.  It prompted me to think about an email I received about a couple of years ago from a man that really touched me.  So, I’m going to direct my thoughts and talk about something that we are aware of but often may not always address appropriately, or even enough.  That is, the journey that men experience who are the spouses or significant…

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What October Means to Me

Posted on October 8, 2012 at 8:30pm 1 Comment

October is designated as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Its purpose is to promote awareness of breast cancer issues and educate and empower women to take charge of their own breast health.

As I reflect on October and what it represents, it’s easy to get caught up in the month’s many fundraising activities and events, and lose sight of its real purpose.  There seems to be a party of some sort or an event almost everyday and, as great as it is, as a survivor in some ways the…

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At 4:06pm on October 1, 2012, Rhonda M Smith said…
Hi Diane, please contact Dara.leichter@leememorial.com 239-343-9543
At 7:07am on October 1, 2012, DianeR said…

Hi Rhonda,

I am in Cape Coral, Lee County.

Diane

At 9:49pm on September 30, 2012, DianeR said…

I live in the SWFL area and would like to know if there are any places here to get a free mammogram.  I am 56 years and havent had one since my hysterectomy back in 2007 because I have had no medical insurance.

I hope to hear back from you at your earliest convenience.

Diane

 
 
 

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