COSA 2016November 15 - 17, 2016 Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

Ms Leonie Young

Leonie was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1987. Since her diagnosis she has been involved with many aspects of breast cancer advocacy and support with her involvement for many years also including other cancers engaging with both national and international cancer organisations and institutions. Leonie is a member of the consumer advisory groups of the Australia & New Zealand Breast Cancer Trials Group (Chair) and the National Breast Cancer Foundation. She is also Chair of the Cancer Trials Consumer Network, a network for consumers who specifically work with cancer clinical trials groups and of CanSpeak Queensland which aims to provide a voice for people affected by cancer in Queensland. Since her diagnosis she has been a breast cancer support volunteer with the Cancer Council Queensland. Leonie is the Peer Support Coordinator for the Wesley Hospital Choices Cancer Support Centre in Brisbane which offers support and information to people affected by cancer.