Stephanie Healey | January 29, 2015
University of Notre Dame alumna Lynn Larkin Flanagan will be the keynote speaker at the annual Pink Zone Brunch on Sunday (Feb. 1) at Notre Dame’s Purcell Pavilion.
Organized by the College of Science and the Notre Dame women’s basketball team, the brunch will bring together local oncologists, researchers, survivors, patients and their families. The brunch will be held at 10 a.m. before the Notre Dame women’s basketball Pink Zone game against Wake Forest at 1 p.m.
A breast cancer survivor, Flanagan decided to combine her passion for community service with her experience as a breast cancer patient to help educate women in the San Diego community about topics ranging from the importance of early detection to genetic predisposition. She established a monthly support group called Linked by Lynn, which now has more than 70 members, that shares news about the latest treatments and lifestyle choices that reduce the risk of recurrence. Flanagan also speaks regularly to high school teens in the San Diego area about breast health and serves as an advocate for women meeting with their cancer doctors for the first time.