After winning the long (over 5 year) battle against breast cancer, Shelly believes that for her the key to fighting the disease was having a resolute outlook. Shelly did not let the disease defeat her in any way and refused to decide in advance what the cancer or treatments might prevent her from doing. Instead she was empowered by keeping up the routine of her daily work and personal life. That momentum carried her through. What also inspired her was a call to action to participate in a cause that was much bigger than she. Shortly after being diagnosed in 2007, Shelly’s oncologist recognized her incredible attitude and asked her to speak at the American Cancer Society’s annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in the Bay Area.
Shelly has been participating in this event since 2007. Beating cancer hasn’t stopped her from continuing to volunteer with this worthy cause that is close to her heart. She enjoys the atmosphere of the park while walking and raising funds. For her this is a reminder of her experience with cancer, that she is happy to be here and an opportunity to say thank you to the American Cancer Society. This year she decided to not only fundraise and walk, but to also create a Highland Partners team. Our team plans to make a difference by walking and raising money in the local American Cancer Society event Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in San Francisco on October 25th, 2014. The team’s goal is to raise a collective $10,000 to donate to the American Cancer Society. Link here for more information, to sign up to walk, or to donate to this worthy cause.
Saving lives from breast cancer starts with one team, one walker, and one dollar at a time.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is one such type of event. But it is not only a about fundraising; it is also a celebration of breast cancer survivorship. The donations raised from these events helped more than 2.9 million breast cancer survivors celebrate another birthday this year!
Everyone’s journey is unique and Shelly’s path was not easy. After much thought and consultation with her doctors, Shelly opted for a lumpectomy, chemotherapy and radiation followed by five yeas of Tomoxofin. At a recent check up she was reminded of this experience and that she is free and clear of cancer! This entire experience reinvigorated Shelly to incorporate healthy lifelong habits of exercise into her life (she is now an exercise junkie!), has made dietary changes and has regular checkups. Most importantly it inspired her to give back to an organization that provided so much support for her.
“Screen! Screen! Screen! It is important for women to get regular breast exams and mammograms.” –Shelly Flynn
Shelly is an experienced real estate broker who does much work in Adams Point and throughout Oakland representing clients selling or purchasing property from condos to multi units. She enjoys supporting her clients in one of the biggest investments of their life. Her experience with financing, originating and brokering real estate loans has provided her with an excellent foundation for her current success as a broker. Shelly is licensed with the Bureau of Real Estate as both a salesperson and a broker. She has earned an AA in real estate, a designation with the Graduate Realtor Institute, both the certified New Home Specialist and Residential Construction Certified designations, and short sale certifications with Five Star Institute and Titanium Solutions. Shelly is a recipient of Highland Partners’ esteemed Top Producer Award of 2013. She is also a member of the Oakland Association of Realtors, the California Association of Realtors, and the National Association of Realtors.
Oakland is Shelly’s home. She loves the people, the diversity, the weather, AND the real estate. She has lived in different parts of Northern California including Ukiah, San Francisco, and even in Antigua, WI for a while with her mother when her mother was dying of cancer. But Oakland has her heart, and she happily lives here with her 3 year old boxer, Lucy. Since having Lucy, she has come to appreciate the East Bay even more because of the many amazing parks we have. Shelly rescued Lucy from the West Coast Boxer Rescue in Alameda and she is an avid supporter of this great organization. She also volunteers with our annual Boys and Girls Clubs of Oakland Day of Giving.
Not surprisingly, Shelly was initially drawn to Highland Partners because of our company culture of giving back to the community. “Highland Partners has a nurturing environment and a philosophy of giving back that speaks to me.” Shelly was excited to share this experience with her Highland Partners team and was overwhelmed at the response to this walk.
Join us during the event as we cheer on the Highland Partners’ team!
Donate to this worthy cause: Link here to help Shelly and the Highland Partners’ team raise funds for the American Cancer Society.
Join us in cheering on Shelly and the Highland Partners’ team at the event:
Making Strides of San Francisco
Saturday, October 25, 2014 8:30am
Hellman Hollow in Golden Gate Park: 50 Overlook Dr. San Francisco, CA 94122