October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and with it inevitably comes a number of shocking statistics. According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, a staggering 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, and every 12 minutes, a woman dies of this terrible disease. Intent that women should be empowered, even within their own homes, to take charge of their health in the face of this truly awful illness, health entrepreneur and Miamian Marilyn Dans has allied with SilkProUSA to produce Pink Luminous, a self-testing device women can use in their very own homes as an aid to regular screening processes. Utilizing red LED spectrum light to analyze the vascular tissue beneath the breast, this sleek, FDA-registered device can easily pinpoint the location of masses in moments. “When I was 17, I discovered a hard lump in my breast which turned out to be a benign breast tumor,” says Days. “I remember the fear leading up to the diagnosis, as well as the relief when I received the good news. These personal experiences and other similar stories related to breast cancer in my family, paved the way for Pink Luminous Breast.” Not satisfied to only provide this tool to homes in our nation, SilkProUSA and Days have formed the Pink Luminous Advocacy Project, a non-profit attempting to provide unstable communities the device who may not have access to more advanced screening equipment. Available at CVS; PinkLuminousBreast.com.
Located in one of the most diverse and dynamic business centers in the world, Miami Herbert Business School offers unparalleled opportunities to learn, engage and grow. The graduates are thought-leaders who transform business, scholarship and lives. To honor them, Brickell Magazine and the school have partnered to showcase the annual “Go-Getters,” an honor spotlighting recent grads, their successes, hopes and dreams.
When it comes to leaving your mark on the world, few can boast the list of personal and professional achievements that Hilarie Bass has amassed throughout her career — a successful young actress, a formidable corporate defense lawyer, star litigator, international firm leader, civic ignitor, social activist and now Chair of the University of Miami Board of Trustees and Founder of The Bass Institute For Diversity & Inclusion. Through it all, she has captured our attention in front of the camera, in the courtroom, behind the podium and now at the center of conversations of diversity and workplace inclusion around the world.