This past September Team Myriad joined more than 500 women for Bright Pink’s annual health and wellness event, FabFest 2013. The event was co-hosted by Giuliana Rancic and Lindsey Avner, and led by Chicago’s top fitness professionals. This action-packed day pushed individuals to challenge themselves physically and inspired everyone to make lifestyle changes to proactively reduce their risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer over their lifetime.

Team Myriad exceeded the goal of $2,000, blowing it out of the park with $3,350! The total funds raised for Bright Pink’s FebFest event was $500,000! Founded in 2007 and based on a dream of empowering young women to become advocates for their health, Bright Pink is now the only national non-profit organization with an exclusive focus on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women. Bright Pink engages young women in potentially life-saving conversations, while arming them with knowledge and empowering them to take control of their breast and ovarian health. Their website gives an overview of how they work to accomplish their mission:

Bright Pink Fabfest schedule 2013

FabFest at a glance! A day full of exercise, health and wellbeing.bright pink founder Lindsay AvnerTeam Myriad with Bright Pink’s Founder Lindsay Avner and Host of E! Giuliana Rancic.

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Let the day and exercises begin! FabFest Honor and Educate FabFest Honor and Educate

Honoring, remembering and educating! Breast and ovarian cancer was the topic of the day. bright pink educational booth bright pink educational booth

Myriad had an educational booth at FabFest. Members of Team Myriad spent the day talking with women who were gathering information about breast and ovarian health and learning about the importance of knowing and understanding their cancer family history. Team Tina Go Bright Pink Team Tina Go Bright Pink

Meet Tina from Team Tina (pictured in the middle of her team). Tina’s teammates joined her at FabFest 2013 to support their dear friend who was just diagnosed with breast cancer. Tina, a young woman who was driven to tears of joy, gratitude and fear while being hugged by Lindsay Avner, Founder of Bright of Pink. Bright Pink Bull

It was an amazing day with amazing people. And a terrific way to celebrate Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Awareness Week and the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness month. 

Myriad Genetics at J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

Paul J. Diaz, president and chief executive officer, Bryan Riggsbee, chief financial officer, and Dale Muzzey, chief scientific officer, presented at the 41st annual J.P. Morgan (JPM) Healthcare Conference.