MJ DeCoteau

Founder/Executive Director, Re-Think Breast Cancer

Topics: Health & Fitness
Interview Date: July 2014
Extraordinary Insights: "Just go for it. Let your passion run wild and enjoy the ride."

My Master’s thesis, The Post-Structural Pop Star: Academic Constructions of Madonna, was quite groundbreaking in its day. It took a while for the University of Saskatchewan English department to agree to the topic but in the end was a hit: It was the first in the history of the English department to be passed without a single revision.

My mother passed away from breast cancer at age 53, when I was 22 years old. My grandmother also had breast cancer. I do not want my daughter to have to worry about breast cancer when she grows up. And, I want to be around to be a grandmother.