Wendy Shurelds, Community Resource Advocate, Circle of Promise
Wendy is Susan G. Komen San Diego’s Circle of Promise Community Resource Advocate. Wendy Shurelds is passionate about living life to the fullest and turning every bad situation into a positive experience. In 2009, Wendy lost her mom in a workplace fatality, she found herself speaking in front of congress fighting for workplace safety and along with United Support and Memorial for Workplace Fatalities (USMWF) she helped write the Family Bill of Rights, which was adopted by OSHA. “I wanted my mom’s voice to be heard and I didn’t want other families to endure a tragedy like mine.”
When she was diagnosed with Stage 2B breast cancer there was no doubt she’d fight it because in the end, she’d want to help other women in need. Komen San Diego became a resource for Wendy after she was laid off and had no health insurance. She attended one of Komen San Diego’s mobile mammogram events. Now, she’s the Community Resource Advocate for Susan G. Komen San Diego’s Circle of Promise. She advocates for women in the African American community by bringing awareness and encouraging them to take charge of their health.