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Hollye Jacobs

  • How to Help a Loved One Diagnosed with Cancer
  • Date: October 21, 2013 7:30pm
  • Location: Sheraton Ballroom
  • Cost: Free Admission

Hollye Jacobs is a speaker, nurse, social worker, child development specialist, and author. Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, she speaks publicly and writes about her experience on the award-winning The Silver Pen blog.

The Silver Pen is an everyday source of inspiration and information for tens of thousands of readers because it is an honest guide to navigating the realities of breast cancer with a focus on health, balance, humor and above all, Silver Linings.

Her professional knowledge as a health practitioner and her personal experiences as a cancer patient and survivor present a powerful package. People benefit from her insights, humor and informed perspective on the breast cancer cycle—from detection to treatment to recovery. Hollye is the experienced girlfriend who tells you what to expect, holds your hand and helps you find the silver linings during the cancer experience. 

Hollye's book, The Silver Lining: A Supportive and Insightful Guide to Breast Cancer is available for preorder on

Hollye currently resides in Santa Barbara, California with her husband, daughter and black lab, Buzz.

Sponsored by Dance Marathon.

This lecture does count for Fraternity and Sorority Life Educational Credit.

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