It is with immense pride and joy that we are continuing the legacy of A 2nd Act and Judy Pearson.
Seven years ago, Judy Pearson founded A 2nd Act. Recognizing that helping is healing, the organization’s mission was to celebrate and support women survivors of all cancers who use their newly realized gifts of life and experience to give back to the greater good.
Check for a Lump will now host Girls Night Out events for all cancer patients, beginning December 2022, as well as also hosting an A 2nd Act Workshop in January. Lastly, we are proud to be showcasing the A 2nd Act STARS videos - with over 50 women sharing their inspiring stories from Phoenix-area stages, including Check for a Lump founder, Holly Rose.
Check for a Lump will include the A 2nd Act book, Cancer Survivors Changing the Question from Why Me? to What’s Next! in our Super Survivor Kits. They provide the inspiring stories of STARS cast members and be enjoyed anywhere.
Judy shared her joy in passing the torch to Check for a Lump. “A 2nd Act has received a 2nd Act!” Pearson said. “Holly was one of our first grant recipients and a member of the 2019 STARS cast. She is a perfect example of someone who learned that helping is healing. And she did it in a BIG way! Check for a Lump has become the go-to agency for mammograms and wigs. I’m so excited to see what happens next and will certainly support all the events. Meanwhile, my 2nd Act will blossom as I focus on my career as a biographer.”
A 2ND ACT LEGACY CONTINUES..
Girls Night Out
The Girls Night Out events have one purpose: giving sister survivors a time to hang out together, swap war stories, and most importantly, LAUGH! The veteran survivors guide the rookies toward a great life, and of course it doesn’t hurt if there’s a little wine and chocolate involved!
A 2nd Act Workshops
One of the biggest survivor challenges is making sense of your cancer journey and finding its purpose in your life. It’s time to change your question from “Why Me?” to “What Next!” The 2nd Act Workshops are not support groups – they’re the discovery of how your skills, passions and cancer experience can be crafted into YOUR 2nd Act.
S.T.A.R.S. (Survivors Tell A Real Story)
More than 50 women told their 2nd Act stories in the live events. For even more inspiration, watch one or watch them all HERE.
A 2nd Act Book Cancer Survivors Changing the Question from Why Me? to What’s Next!
This collection from those who participated in the live story telling events are inspiring reads for any survivor, regardless of where they are in their journey. They’ll be available in all our Super Survivor bags.
meet judy pearson
Author & Founder of A 2nd Act
A Proud Addition to Our Family!
As a biographer, Judy Pearson is a story teller. A diagnosis of Triple Negative Breast Cancer derailed her writing career. But when she began meeting women survivors doing amazing things, a light bulb illuminated.
Judy recognized that helping was healing. So in 2015, she founded A 2nd Act. Recognizing that helping is healing, the organization celebrated and supported women survivors using their newly realized gifts of life and experience to give back to the greater good.
Judy is returning to her biography roots and has passed the torch to us. A 2nd Act is a perfect addition to Check for a Lump’s mission of support and education for breast cancer survivors. We are proud to carry on Judy’s legacy. Learn more about the importance of a 2nd Act.