About Regina Savage
Byline: Motivational speaker and breast cancer survivor Regina Savage is the author of Mirror Makeovers and Savvy Insights for the Everyday Gal Surviving Cancer and Baldness with a Sense of Humor, which helps women find the humor in their illness and the inner strength they need to keep going, one day at a time, even on their darkest days.
Broadcast BIO: Regina Savage wrote the book - literally - on surviving breast cancer with your sense of humor and sense of self intact. In Mirror Makeovers and Savvy Insights for the Everyday Gal Surviving Cancer and Baldness with a Sense of Humor, she candidly confronts that bald image in the mirror and has a little fun with her. In the process, she helps readers see their own strength and find the spirit they need to deal with the serious emotions that come with cancer. As she demonstrates, all it takes is a dash of spirit and a few markers and, presto, you've got Sandra Dee and her bouffant hairdo staring back at you, or a wrathful Medusa with snakes sprouting out of her head, or a bouncy cheerleader who's encouraging you every step of the way. Ribbons, snakes, motorcycle helmets - anything is fair game to draw on that mirrow, as long as it reflects who you are and how you're feeling right now, today, so that you can face yourself and your challenges and move forward with courage, wisdom, strength, grace, and most of all, humor. Welcome, Regina. How on earth did the idea of drawing hair and accessories on your mirror come to you?
Full BIO: Regina Savage was diagnosed with breast cancer in June, 1999. Today, nearly twelve years later, she is a breast cancer survivor devoted to doing her part to make the world a better place and to lifting the spirits of other men and women fighting cancer. From writing a book to speaking around the country to founding a paddling team for cancer survivors to creating an inspirational music video to giving a significant portion of the proceeds from the sale of Mirror Makeovers and Savvy Insights for the Everyday Gal Surviving Cancer and Baldness with a Sense of Humor to causes that support cancer survivors and build community, Regina has responded to the challenge of her life with passion, determination, and above all a sense of humor.
Regina's background is varied. Her interest in animals and studies in marine biology led her to spend several years studying dolphins for a government program off the coast of California before she took off to go backpacking in Europe. Eventually, she ended up working for a variety of companies in California before beginning her twenty-years-and-counting career with the City of Long Beach, where she has worked for the police department, the city manager's office, the mayor's office, in public service, and for the last fourteen years, as the city's first and for a long time only female street sweeper.
Along with founding Quiet Angel Publishing, LLC and writing Mirror Makeovers and Savvy Insights for the Everyday Gal Surviving Cancer and Baldness with a Sense of Humor, Regina founded a competitive paddling team that travels the world to create awareness about the positive effects of exercise after cancer. She also wrote and directed the music video "Power," started a Donate a Book program and Traveling Book program to increase cancer awareness, and is a highly acclaimed motivational speaker. A board member of the Newport Aquatic Center (NAC), she is also a committee member of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Newport Beach, CA.
Regina is available to present her keynote addresses "The Powerful You" and "The Everyday Gal's Journey Through the Looking Glass" at events, support groups, and more, as well as to host book signings and readings.