Breast Cancer Information: Rayo de Esperanza

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As many of you may know, in October o 2014, Allstate Insurance and I released “The Silver Lining Companion Guide” which is a condensed version of our (mine and Elizabeth Messina’s) original book, The Silver Lining: A Supportive and Insightful Guide to Breast Cancer. 

Our goal was (and still is!) to get this Guide into the hands of everyone impacted by breast cancer.

This was made possible by Allstate’s (extremely!) generous commitment to buying a Guide for every person impacted by the disease between October 2014 and October 2015. As you also may recall, 250,000 people are diagnosed with FBC each and every year.

Allstate’s generosity doesn’t stop there! I am oh-so-very excited to announce the launch of the new Spanish-language version of the companion guide, “Rayo de esperanza: Manual de apoyo para enfrentar el cancer de seno.” We have translated the Spanish language guide from the original English language version in order to resonate with the Latina community. We know that there is real need for this type of resource in the Latina community, especially since there are no other resources like it in existance.

I have always believed that the ultimate Silver Lining of my breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery was having the opportunity to try and make the experience better for those who have to follow me down this difficult path. It brings me great joy to now know that the Latina community can join us all in finding Silver Linings throughout breast cancer.

The free companion guide is available for download or for pick up at participating distribution centers and select Allstate agencies nationwide. Download or find the nearest participating distribution center at Allstate.com/SilverLining. 

Here are a few photos from our launch event at White Memorial in LA last week!


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  1. Diane says

    You continue to amaze me! Thanks for all you do to support and educate the women who encounter FBC!

  2. says

    Hollye – this is amazing! Congratulations! I work for the Puget Sound Affiliate of Susan G. Komen and we recently bought one of your books for a 29-year-old volunteer here who was just diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time. Would it be possible for me to get a few more copies of your gorgeous books to give to recently diagnosed women that contact us? We also do a great deal of outreach to Hispanic women, so we could put some Spanish-language copies to good use, too!