After her mom passed away from uterine sarcoma cancer in 2014, Sharon Kim quit her corporate job and dedicated the rest of her life to creating CanPlan, a one of a kind cancer planner that guides patients and caregivers towards recovery. She made it her mission to give other fighters a chance to have a different end to their story by providing them with a tool that’ll keep them positive, organized, focused and most of all, determined. She turned tragedy into inspiration and the end result has been the blissful understanding of what it means to live a life of purpose.
A passionate, imperfect millennial hustlin' to live a life of meaning. Sharon graduated from Santa Clara University with her BA in Psychology and Business. This is Sharon’s third entrepreneurial venture after successfully holding a career as a marketing manager in the Silicon Valley. Aside from making mass societal impact, Sharon likes to spend her time cooking, traveling and bookstore hopping. She proudly brags about her title as her high school’s class clown way more than she should and is in denial about her amateur beatboxing skills.
Artistic is an understatement for this fresh University of Hawaii graduate. Holding her BA in Marketing, Dayna’s passion lies in digital design and fashion. Her mom is also a cancer survivor, so she feels strongly about using her skills to help the cancer community. On her free time, she dreams about one day becoming a panda. Yes, an actual panda.
Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you.
Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right. Mindset is everything.
You will never influence the world by trying to be like it. Embrace difference and go against the grain of society.
What defines us is how we rise after falling. Embrace hardships because they are the seeds to opportunities.
There is no better exercise for your heart than to help others in need. True success comes from helping others succeed.
You were put on this earth to achieve your greatest self, to live out your purpose, and to do it courageously. Find what you love and let it kill you.
Changing the Way People Fight Cancer
Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Conference – City of Hope, CA
Sharon Kim had to make a choice when she hit rock bottom at the age of 23. She could either give up entirely or she could fight to find the meaning of life. Watch as she shares her story of turning tragedy into inspiration by using her pain as fuel to create a tool that’ll change the way millions of people fight cancer.