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She Realized She Could Carry On, Or Change Everything


A little over two years ago, Cynthia Besteman got the diagnosis no one ever wants to hear: breast cancer. She caught it early, and it was treatable, but this didn't leave her feeling exactly "lucky" like everyone said it should. She wanted her diagnosis to make a difference in her life. She turned her diagnosis, and subsequent discovery of substandard beauty products, into a successful and philanthropic business venture. Join us  LIVE on Thursday, April 20 at 6pm EST on "The Courage to Change with Lisa Kirchner," where she'll discuss all the ways in which she had to change to make room for her new life.

Originally from Seattle, Cynthia Besteman moved to New York City in 1998 to attend an acting conservatory and never left. After a decade of acting on and off Broadway, she took a job in Real Estate to support her then-husband, who was a director. Successful financially, she was nonetheless not as happy as when she was acting. Her family would hide her phone because she worked constantly.

Then, in 2011, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her experiences led her to start making a skin care line for women undergoing cancer treatment. "I was in fear of what I was putting on my body and that has now become a company named Violets are Blue," she says. "I took it one step farther and we now donate chemo skin care packages to women being treated at Mount Sinai's Dubin Breast Center. Check out their website and products here.

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