Wendy Shurelds, Community Resource Advocate, Circle of Promise
Wendy is Susan G. Komen San Diego’s Circle of Promise Community Resource Advocate. Prior to joining Komen San Diego Wendy worked in the healthcare sector for over 25 years. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013. After fighting and winning her battle, she began advocating for all women, specifically those in the African American community, empowering and educating them to make their breast health a priority and ensuring they have access to breast health resources.
Wendy is a co-author of Open Your GIFTS 2, host of “Many Shades of Pink & Black Health” Radio Program on kblkradio.com and she is also the winner of San Diego Padres 2017 Honorary Bat Girl – for her strength in fighting breast cancer, and commitment to helping others. She is the 2016 recipient of North San Diego County NAACP Game Changer Award for her outstanding devotion in the community and she became an activist for Work Place Safety, and Fatalities after tragically losing her mother in a preventable workplace incident.
Empowering women is Wendy’s passion, and makes her heart smile.