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Country Fair Speaker Shares "Beauty After Breast Cancer" Story


Katelyn Carey is an Ashland nurse on a mission: to provide comfort and hope to people with breast cancer.

In her coffee table-style book, "Beauty After Breast Cancer," Carey offers medical resources and photos of survivors, baring all. She'll be speaking at the Oregon Country Fair this weekend.

There is an extensive history of breast cancer in Carey's family - on one branch, every woman got it, always early and mostly fatal. She found herself considering a preventative mastectomy following her mother's death when Carey was 21.

Carey will discuss her book, "Beauty After Breast Cancer" at the Country Fair - Saturday at 3 pm on the Rabbit Hole stage and Sunday at 12:30 pm on the Front Porch stage.

Born and raised in Eugene, Anni started at KLCC in 2000 as a reporter and co-host of Northwest Passage. After graduating from the University of Oregon, Anni moved to New York City. She worked in education for several years before returning to her true love, journalism. Anni co-founded and co-hosted Dailysonic, a narrative-based news podcast. She interned at WNYC's On The Media, then becoming WNYC's assistant producer of Morning Edition.