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Our Leadership

The 2022 Komen Orange County MORE THAN PINK Walk is honored to work with community leaders who volunteer their time in support of Komen’s mission to end breast cancer forever.

Meet our 2022 Event Chair

Angelique Fong

2022 Event Chair

As the Walk Chair, I know how important every individual is in making the 2022 Komen Orange County MORE THAN PINK Walk the special, powerful experience that it is. I have always known that breast cancer could come for me one day.

My Mom’s two occurrences of the disease led my doctor to start me on the path of early detection at age 35 with a cycle of annual mammograms and MRIs. At 39, I married the love of my life. Five weeks after our honeymoon, a routine MRI and diagnostic biopsy revealed Stage 1A breast cancer. Even though the cancer was caught early, I chose an aggressive treatment double mastectomy, reconstruction, and a five-year oral medication regimen.

I did recover - body and soul - thanks to my rock of a husband, and a stellar support system of family and friends who kept me sane, fed, rested, and on-time for treatments. Still, this was not to last.

In 2019, I learned that vigilance makes all the difference. I found a new lump. After a suspicious ultrasound, a biopsy confirmed my worst fears: a recurrence of breast cancer. I cried hearing my Mom say, “I would gladly fight breast cancer again if it would just leave my kids alone.” A slew of diagnostic scans showed the cancer was found early again—my best chance to survive.

Unfortunately, my story of disease recurrence is not unique because every day in Orange County, 5 women are diagnosed with breast cancer, and 1 woman dies from the disease.

You can help by joining me at the 2022 Komen Orange County MORE THAN PINK Walk as we celebrate and honor the people in our lives who have been impacted by breast cancer and pledge to commit as ONE to do everything we can to help every person facing breast cancer. Together, we will work toward a day where breast cancer is a distant memory.