Joni Aldrich SOS: Supporter of Survival

Ladies Who Inspire 11-01-13 Pam Burnett

November 19, 201350 min
Guest: Pamela Burnett, Executive Director/Founder of The Beautiful Gate Cancer Support & Resource Center which provides support to black women affected by cancer. Pamela, who was diagnosed with Stage Zero breast cancer in 2002 says that when she began helping others, she began to heal. Burnett, a quit-smoking cessation counselor at the University of Miami, could not find people to talk to about her diagnosis, and quickly became depressed and scared. “When I was diagnosed, I didn’t know anything about cancer,” Burnett said. “The family didn’t talk about cancer. They just came from that era. Everyone was silent. I allowed the doctors to make every decision for me. I always said, ‘OK’. Oh, but I know better now. ” (For a copy of this interview go to, click on Joni Aldrich, episode 11/1/13) Listen to Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on To learn more about Joni, go to

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