Beverlye Hyman Fead is an author, artist, photographer and public speaker living with cancer. Aging in High Heels is her online zine filled with witty and inspirational content about aging with acceptance, humor and style.
Beverlye Hyman Fead is a California author, speaker and activist. She was diagnosed with metastasized Stage IV Uteral Stromal Sarcoma in 2002 and given two months to live. Since then, she has written 3 award-winning books, I Can Do This: Living With Cancer and Nana, What's Cancer? and Aging in High Heels as well as produced an award-winning short documentary Stage IV, Living With Cancer. Her passion is to speak all over the country on living with cancer, self-esteem and aging. Having lost her grandmother, mother, and both sisters to cancer, Beverlye has devoted a great deal of time to cancer on every level. One of them was raising money and creating a waiting room for cancer patients in Santa Barbara’s Cottage Hospital. This room was filled with her paintings and ceramics. Wanting to inspire other cancer patients with her art and writing then seemed a natural direction to take after being diagnosed with cancer herself. In 2006 Beverlye became a “Celebration on the Hill Legislative Ambassador” for the American Cancer Society along with being Hero for Hope. She has been the honoree for several cancer functions in Los Angeles, New York and Santa Barbara. In 2015 she spoke in Washington DC from a patient prospective and in 2016 she became an advocate for Global Healthspan Priority Institute(GHPI) in Washington.
Beverlye has taken what she has learned from living with Stage 1V cancer and has passed it on to people who are aging and have chronic diseases. Her passion now is not only speaking about cancer and aging, but sharing her knowledge about wellness and the steps to live within a health-span.
Some Awards and Recognitions
Honoree and Keynote speaker at the 100th year celebration of the American Cancer Societyin Santa Barbara at the El Canto Hotel in 2013
Legislative Ambassador for the American Cancer Society
Recipient of the Hero Of Hope Award for the American Cancer Society's central coast region in 2006
Speaker and recipient of the Women Of Action award for the Isreal Cancer Research Fund in Los Angeles in 2005
Recipient of the Courage Award from the Sarcoma Foundation of America in 2009
Gift of Life Award from the Jennifer Diamond Cancer Foundation. in 2009
Advocate for Global Healthspan Priority Institute(GHPI) in Washington in 2016
Led a panel of doctors from the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Canter called "Conversations About Cancer, Aging and Healthy Living" in 2016
Speaker in Washington DC for AFAR, from a patient prospective regarding aging , cancer and health in 2015
Inspirational Tips After Being Diagnosed with Cancer
Living after Cancer with Gusto
Explaining Cancer to Children
Speaker, Author and Producer. Watch Beverlye's Documentary
Stage IV: Living With Cancer
My objective is to inspire with stories of five 4th stage cancer survivors who have far exceeded their dire diagnosis and prognosis. This film is about cancer survivors who have lived exciting and fulfilling lives after at Stage 4. I want this to inspire families and friends of cancer survivors and people without illness in their lives and see that they can change their lives also. I want to show how cancer is different today and becoming more of a manageable disease in our lifetime.
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