Breast cancer survivor turns compassion into action

Rebecca Hultquist is a mother, daughter, grandmother, sister and aunt — she is also a warrior. Hultquist is a breast cancer survivor.

At the young age of 33, Hultquist got the worst news of life. She had stage II triple-negative breast cancer. With no family history, Hultquist’s diagnosis was shocking to her and her family. Cancer took her by surprise, but she credits a self-exam which led to an early diagnosis as the reason she is alive today.  

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Hultquist is an Orange County native and resident of Orange, and is 14 years “no cancer detected." 

While she is on the other side of it all now, she realized during her treatment that not everyone had access to the same care, treatment and education that she had.

So Hultquist turned her compassion into action. Hultquist not only participates in the Susan G. Komen More Than Pink Orange County Walk every year, but she also volunteers her time with the organization educating women on breast health.  

The Susan G. Komen More Than Pink Walk is this Sunday, September 22, 2019, at Fashion Island in Newport Beach. For more information, click here.