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Yael Cohen Founder, President, CEO, Fuck Cancer

YAEL COHEN Founder, President & CEO, FCancer Yael Cohen is the founder, president, and CFO of FCancer, a non-profit organization dedicated to spreading the word about the importance of early detection. Yael is a young woman on a mission to change the face of cancer, giving families and friends a new mantra: FCancer. Yael founded FCancer in 2009 after her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Determined to have strength for her mom, Yael decided to use the “F word” to fight the “C word” by creating a charitable organization that does things very differently. In less than two years FCancer has attracted thousands of Gen Y Millenials, including a host of A-list celebrities that have willingly participated in the movement and are using their influence to bring awareness through impactful endorsements. Since the launch of FCancer, Yael has grown into an influential player in the not- for-profit world. She has attracted a host of A-list celebrities that are lined up to participate in the movement and use their influence to help garner support from the public. Yael has also earned the attention of some very influential groups for her work with FCancer. On invitation, she has attended both Summit Series in Washington DC and Miami; the Next Generation Leadership discussions at the White House; the Clinton Global Initiative; and TED Women in 2010. She was also asked to speak at TEDx Vancouver in 2010 and the UN Nexus conference. This past year, she spoke at TEDMED, was named as one of 12 “people who are transforming philanthropy” by The Globe and Mail, among the likes of Bill Gates and Bono. She was also recently listed as one of Chatelaine Magazine’s hot 20 under 30 for her influence in the non-profit sector. As Yael continues to influence various circles about this important discussion, she hopes our global community will spread FCancer’s message of the importance of early detection.

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