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Amy Byer Shainman - FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered. West Palm Beach, Florida Area, FL, US

Amy Byer Shainman Amy Byer Shainman

Palm Beach County Outreach Coordinator | FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered

West Palm Beach, Florida Area, FL, UNITED STATES

Knowledge is Power...and it may just save your life or the life of someone you love.



Knowledge is power.

Amy, like Angelina Jolie, is BRCA1 positive. While Jolie inherited her mutation from her mother, Amy inherited her BRCA 1 mutation from her father. Going back generations on her Dad's side of the family there is large family medical history of different cancers.) Amy is a PREVIVOR--meaning she is a survivor of a predisposition to cancer. In other words, she is someone at an extraordinarily high risk for cancer who has not actually had the disease. Amy had 2 preventative (prophylactic) surgeries in 2010 to drastically reduce her cancer risk. She is a passionate advocate for hereditary cancer awareness who has appeared in numerous magazine and news articles, many tv segments, and in front of many audiences sharing her story.

Amy's book, RESURRECTION LILY - A hereditary cancer memoir - Honoring the Past, Healing in the Present, & Hoping for the Future will be available early 2014. Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Archway Publishing
*All proceeds from Amy's book will being donated to FORCEs Lillian Byer HBOC (Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer) Fund AND the Kristin Hoke Breast Health Program

Amy has an opportunity to share what she know about hereditary cancer and empower others. Her hope is that future generations will have more options available to them to reduce their cancer risk and ideally --the opportunity to eliminate their cancer risk altogether.

Industry Expertise (3)


Health and Wellness


Areas of Expertise (3)

Cancer Risk Education

Genetic Testing

Angelina Jolie and Brca

Accomplishments (3)

AWARD: Spirit of Empowerment Award (professional)


2012 Spirit of Empowerment Award-FORCE Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered

Lookin' Good MUSIC CD (personal)


*Empowering songs with attitude for girls *wrote and produced this collection of songs geared toward girls ages 7-12 Sold in JC Penney stores nationwide, shopping mall tour

Hereditary Breast & Ovarian Cancer book: LETTERS TO DOCTORS (professional)


Contributed 4 full pages and many additional quotes to this new best selling hereditary breast and ovarian cancer book by Dr. Jonathan Herman and patient advocate Teri Smieja. *Released October 2013

Education (2)

University of Southern California: BS in Social Science, emphasis in Communications, Social Science, Communications 1991

Jai Josefs private study SONGWRITING & UCLA program: extension program education/not degree, Songwritiing 1996

Affiliations (1)

  • Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered -FORCE-

Testimonials (2)

Sherri Gilbert, Executive Director | Temple Beth El, West Palm Beach

You can always gauge the success of a speaker by how many audience members gather around afterwards to ask questions or share their own stories, and this was certainly true when Amy Byer Shainman spoke to the congregation of Temple Beth El in West Palm Beach during the Pink Shabbat service during breast cancer awareness month. There was a good blend of hard facts with personal experience that kept the audience's attention and left them better informed.

Constance "Conni" Murphy, ARNP, Cancer Risk Assessment and Genetics Program | Margaret Niedland Breast Center, Jupiter Medical Center

Amy is a passionate, dynamic, and excellent speaker. As a previvor, she shares her personal story with humor, grit and grace. She engages her audience and provides the incredible gift of knowledge and empowerment.

Event Appearances (7)

1 in 40 Jewish Cancer Awareness talk with letters from 1934

Cancer Genetics & Jewish Heritage  Temple Beth Am

1 in 40 Jewish Cancer Awareness talk with letters from 1934

Temple Beth El Goes Pink  West Palm Beach, FL


1 in 40 Jewish Cancer Awareness talk with letters from 1934

Women's ORT meeting  Boynton Beach, FL


Hereditary Cancer Awareness Talk with letters

PAP CORPS group   Boynton Beach

Moderator/group leader

Cancer talk/meeting  Sari Asher Center - West Palm Beach, FL

My BRCA story

They Say History Repeats Itself, What's Yours?  Raso Education Bldg. Jupiter Medical Center Jupiter, FL

Multiple Radio interviews. See MEDIA LINKS on profile page

Radio stations  South Florida

Sample Talks (1)

Hereditary Cancer Awareness with Letters

Sharing my BRCA story with medical letters from 1934



  • Keynote
  • Moderator
  • Panelist
  • Host/MC


500 to 3500 *Will consider certain engagements for no fee