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Oct. 25, 2021

The Stories of Survival and Support-Highlighting Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The Stories of Survival and Support-Highlighting Breast Cancer Awareness Month
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Today we bring awareness to breast cancer and how to fight the battle and support those afflicted.  We hear the extraordinary stories of Kelli Jaecks and Athena Gorder, breast cancer survivors in the dental industry, and also joining us is Jill Meyer-Lippert, a hygienist that started Side Effect Support to ease the effects that cancer treatments has on the oral cavity. 

Please join us to hear the extraordinary journeys and how you can help ease the effects of someone afflicted with this disease.  


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Kelli Jaecks

Dental Hygienist/International Speaker/Life Coach/Author

Kelli holds a Master’s degree from Oregon State University in Communication and Adult Education, where she taught Leadership and Public Speaking. She received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from Oregon Health Sciences University in 1996.

The author of the Amazon best-seller: Martinis & Menopause — Strategies, Science and Sips that Empower Women to Beat the Hormone Groan, she also writes a popular blog about women’s health. Her information is accessible and easy to understand, while offering useful, practical tips to feel better and live better. Kelli is committed to health and wellness. She lives it, writes about it, speaks about it, and empowers others about it!

Kelli delivers fast-paced, engaging keynote speeches and workshops that provide a plan for personal and professional resilience with self care strategies to slay burn-out. Kelli quickly connects with audiences, shares inspiring personal stories, and innovative, research-based content. All this, and she’ll make you laugh while she does it.

She currently speaks at conferences around the world on a wide variety of health and wellness topics and is an active member of the National Speakers Association (NSA), Oregon Chapter Board of Directors. She is a leader in the American Dental Hygienists’ Association and was the national president in 2014-15. Her charitable spirit keeps her busy throughout the United States as a board and committee member. She serves on several local, state, and international organizations.

From small groups of high-level executives to large scale seminars and keynote speeches at national meetings, Kelli is comfortable with audiences of all sizes.

Kelli lives in Salem, Oregon (USA) with her husband Dr. Ronald Jaecks. When she's not traveling for speaking engagements, Kelli enjoys traveling, scuba diving, and performing in live theatre productions in her hometown.