Joan Lunden was busy with her career as a journalist, author and motivational speaker, and didn’t always get her yearly mammograms on time.
In 2014, things changed.
“I heard those words no one ever wants to hear: ‘You have cancer,’ ” said Lunden, a former long-time host of “Good Morning America,” and one of the featured speakers at a dinner symposium held Thursday, March 16 at the Del Mar Marriott hotel, before a sold-out crowd of 370. “I didn’t think it would happen to me.”
These days, Lunden travels the country, trying to raise awareness about breast cancer, current treatments, and the importance of early detection and diagnosis. Thursday’s event, sponsored by Susan G....