This Glendale resident and mom of three is one of three mother-daughter teams who are Survivor Artists this year, partnering with her 8-year-old daughter Charli.
Since her diagnosis at age 42, Zandra finds life to be precious, and she wanted to become a Survivor Artist this year because “I believe in the organization, and I have friends who did this in the past who loved the experience.”
Zandra’s journey with breast cancer has been devastating, transformative, life-altering, scary and galvanizing. Her present concern is for research funding to increase for metastatic breast cancer. “It needs to match levels that align with the percentage of women who have metastatic breast cancer at first diagnosis,” she said. She would also like to ensure that health systems and insurance systems enable patients to stay an appropriate length of time in hospitals following breast cancer surgeries.