Group 3B: ER+ Breast Cancer—Metastatic; Symptoms & Survivorship



Thursday, June 9
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Eastern Time (US/New York)



Mentor: Lesley Kailani Glenn

Passion, motivation, and personal experience of living with metastatic breast cancer for the past 9 years drives Lesley’s desire to partner with communities, researchers and organizations, in aiding the funding of research for a cure, bringing awareness to this overlooked stage of breast cancer and support to those who live daily with Metastatic Breast Cancer. With a bachelor of science in organizational leadership, she has been actively involved in advocacy since 2015, training with the inaugural Hear My Voice Volunteer class presented by Living Beyond Breast Cancer. She was invited back as a mentor in 2018 and was awarded the Living Beyond Breast Cancer Leadership Volunteer Award in the Fall of the same year. She is the Co-Founder of the Annual Make Good Moves, Climb for a Cure that is held annually in Southern California, and Southern Oregon which funds research for a cure. She enjoys working with researchers and other stakeholders in the metastatic breast cancer field. She is a member of the Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance, Susan G. Komen’s Advocates in Science, on the scientific advisory committee for the Love Research Army, and a consumer reviewer with the DOD-CDMRP.  She recently launched her biggest endeavor, Project Life, which is a virtual wellness house for those living with metastatic breast cancer and their loved ones. Lesley currently, lives in the Rogue Valley of Southern Oregon with her 2 rescue pups and 1 rescue cat who thinks he is one of the dogs.

Twitter: @LesleyKailani

Scientist: Tarah Ballinger, M.D.

Dr. Tarah Ballinger’s practice philosophy is to empower her patients to engage in a shared decision-making process with honest discussions at each step of treatment. She feels it is important to individualize care and to focus on the impact of cancer care on a patient as a whole person. Her clinical interests include high-risk and survivor breast oncology, particularly the role of physical activity and exercise. Aside from medicine, Dr. Ballinger enjoys spending time with her family and friends, running and cycling.

Twitter: @TarahBallinger