Mickey Whiting Award

The Day of Caring Honors the Mickey Whiting Award Winners Throughout the Years

Mickey Whiting brought the Day of Caring for Breast Cancer Awareness event to South Florida in 2001, and was instrumental in providing an amazing day of education, encouragement and empowerment for anyone concerned about breast cancer. In 2002, to honor her and recognize those who, like her, dedicate their time, skills, and talents to enrich the lives of breast cancer survivors and promote breast cancer awareness, this special award was created.

Debbie Setuain:

It is our pleasure to announce the recipient of the 2019 Mickey Whiting award: Debbie Setuain.

She grew up in a very small family that had a very large medical history of cancer.  A year after she was diagnosed in 2010, with a triple negative breast cancer diagnosis, Debbie began her mission to raise awareness about genetic counseling and testing so others could have choices to reduce their risk of breast cancer. 

Throughout diagnosis, treatments and surgeries, her 2 sons Alex and Michael were her guardian angels. Since February 2011, she has been a Peer Support Group Leader for FORCE – Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered. FORCE is the only national nonprofit organization devoted to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.
She also volunteers with other groups such as: Your Bosom Buddies-Davie, Day of Caring, Women’s Breast and Heart Initiative The Link of Hope Sistas Support Group and her Church. She received the Pink Warrior Award  from Miami Women who Rock for 2018,  and this past November she was an Award recipient, at Your Bosom Buddies Annual Celebration of Life Gala.
She is a Legend in the Breast Cancer Community for working tirelessly and unselfishly in volunteering countless hours to “Pay it Forward” to support others with a breast cancer diagnosis.

The list below are the awardees of the Mickey Whiting Award by year. We are so proud to honor and celebrate them every year:

2019 Debbie Setuain  
2018 Maureen Flanagan  
2017 Pamela K. Zakheim, M.Ed.  
2016 Debbie Brooks  
2015 Kathy Sheeran  
2014 Betty Callander  
2013 Kim Bonomo  
2012 Sandy B. Muller  
2011 Kay Abraham  
2010 Andrea Ivory  
2009 Dr. Maria-Amelia Rodrigues  
2008 Debra Green Strochak  
2007 Linda Gayle Burrowes  
2006 Debbie Curtin  
2005 Dr. Grace Wang  
2004 Dr. Robert DerHagopian  
2003 Pat Alpert  
2002 Cathee Connors for Sue Miller Award  

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