Introducing Real Pink by Susan G. Komen

Real Pink is taking real conversations about breast cancer from the doctor’s office to the living room. Hosted by Adam Walker, episodes feature candid conversations with survivors, researchers, physicians, and more. Find answers to your toughest questions and clear, actionable steps to live a better life, longer. At Real Pink, compassionate storytelling meets real inspiration, and real support.


Adam: [00:01] Hi, I’m Adam Walker, Co-founder of Sideways8 and 48in48. For the past few months, I’ve been working with Susan G. Komen, the world’s largest breast cancer organization, on a new series where I’ve been meeting some amazing people who’ve been affected by breast cancer.

Nikia: [00:15] I was sixteen years old, getting ready for school one morning just like any other day, and while I was in the shower, I felt a lump.

Samantha: [00:24] At forty, I was more fit and healthier than I’d ever been—or so I thought.

Heidi: [00:30] And then when I was diagnosed myself, I was utterly floored because I had done what I thought we were all supposed to do, right? No smoking, eat healthy, exercise, don’t drink to excess. And so what I was diagnosed in my thirties and pregnant, I thought, “I obeyed all the rules.” Like, “What’s going on?”

Adam: [00:50] These stories, struggles and triumphs with breast cancer are something that connects us all, and that’s why we wanted to bring these conversations to you.

Samantha: [00:57] I didn’t want to be devastated, even though that’s how I felt and I realized it’s going to be a long journey ahead of me, and so what I need to do is stay positive. It will get better and the light will come again.

Shaun: [01:11] What weapons are you giving the army in your body? You yourself deserve as much care as you give others.

Heidi: [01:21] Get rid of any stigma of shame that you might have. You didn’t ask for this. Just know that living the very best life you have with the moments you have, that’s what matters.

Adam: [01:31] This new show is called “Real Pink” and we can’t wait for you to hear it. The first episode comes out soon and you can subscribe now.


This podcast is sponsored by Sideways8, an agency on a mission to improve communication through digital marketing.