Fight Like A Girl is a cocktail that's on a mission to spread awareness about genetics and breast cancer prevention. In 2019, Sipsong’s founder was diagnosed with breast cancer and realized the importance of sharing her story and the knowledge she gained during her battle. To hear her TedX talk set aside 7 mins and click here. With the advancement in technology, genetic testing has become more affordable and easily accessible. Order your at home over-the-counter that she  recommends (but does not have any stake in) here. Then choose the Invitae Cancer Screening from the test offered, it should cost $250. If you choose another test, look to see how many genes it tests for to make sure you are getting the most accurate over the counter test. This is the best one I know of and the one that saved my life. Today, up to 10% of breast cancer is preventable with genetic testing but our healthcare system isn’t keeping up. We all need to be tested just like we all get colonoscopies, but we need to be tested younger. Ideally by age 25 every woman should know if she is BRCA. By identifying the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutations, women can take proactive measures, such as getting a skin-saving, nipple-sparing double mastectomy (Our founder calls it the “Free boob job”). This preventative measure eliminates the risk of breast tissue turning into cancer and provides peace of mind for the patient and their loved ones.

The founder's mother, Carol, was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer at 57 and lost her battle after 13 years of fighting. The founder's sister, Shannen is also BRCA 2 and underwent a preventative mastectomy, which allowed her to keep her normal hormones for her brain, heart, and bone health. This advice comes from living this experience and seeing how wonderful being able to prevent breast cancer really is. 

With Fight Like A Girl, the goal is to educate women about the importance of genetic testing and preventative measures, so they can make informed decisions for their health and well-being. Listen to your intuition, check your health coverage, and seriously make plans for getting a preventative “boob job” if you have a family history of breast cancer or the BRCA gene.

Your life is worth it.