Society Editor for San Diego Magazine
Impassioned advocate for women's health awareness and action
Women's International Center's First Annual Courage in Action Award
Reba Brophy-King is well known in the San Diego area as Society
Editor and writer for San Diego Magazine. Each month she reaches
thousands of people. She is preparing to reach thousands more with
the founding of the San Diego Chapter of the National Ovarian Cancer
In May 1999, Reba was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and currently a
chemotherapy patient. She has made it her mission to lecture before
various women's groups about recognizing symptoms, dealing with
doctors and HMO's, and being proactive in her own recovery. Her
mission has become her passion. Expect to hear much more from Reba as
she alerts and encourages women to take care and to stay well.
Reba has been active in the community chairing, working on committees
and volunteering for many different non-profit organizations such as
the Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Leukemia Society, Rotary
International (all of which have been honored by Women's
International Center,) Episcopal Community Services and Charter 100.
With the founding of the San Diego Chapter of the National Ovarian
Cancer Coalition, Reba writes, "If I can save one woman the agony of
cancer, I will feel very happy and gratified."
Women's International Center's Honorary Board President and Living
Legacy Awards 2000 chair, Sally Thornton and all of us at WIC are
honored to present the First Annual Courage in Action Award to Reba
Brophy-King, March 11, 2000.
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