Lisa Bonchek Adams

Lisa Deborah Bonchek Adams (July 29, 1969 – March 6, 2015) was a noted writer, blogger, and outspoken supporter of and advocate for breast cancer research, employing social media, including her own personal blog[1] as well as Twitter [2] and Facebook accounts.[3]

Born in Nashville, Tennessee to Dr. Lawrence Bonchek and Dr. Rita Bonchek, she studied at Cornell University and later graduated from Franklin & Marshall College, and earned a master's degree in sociology from Rutgers.[3][4]

Adams, who lived in Darien, Connecticut, where she died at age 45, had been treated at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She was one of many people who publicly condemned a decision in 2012 by Susan G. Komen for the Cure to stop funding breast care at Planned Parenthood; the decision was reversed shortly afterwards. Adams was survived by her parents, brother, husband and three children.[4]


  1. ^ "Lisa Adams' blog".
  2. ^ "Lisa Adams' Twitter feed".
  3. ^ a b Liz Szabo (March 9, 2015). "Breast cancer blogger dies at 45". USA TODAY. Retrieved March 12, 2015.
  4. ^ a b Bruce Weber "Lisa Bonchek Adams Dies at 45; Chronicled Fight With Breast Cancer",, March 9, 2015; accessed March 20, 2015.

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