Cover Story

All of our charming cover stars’ stories in one convenient place.

A New Kind of “Survivor”

Ethan Zohn became a household name after winning season three of “Survivor,” one of America’s longest-running reality TV shows, but his million-dollar win pales in comparison to surviving cancer — not once, but twice.

Beauty By Design

Alina Mehrle was busy building an empire when she was diagnosed with aggressive triple-positive breast cancer. But it was her cancer journey that would go on to inspire an entirely new pursuit — the much-loved and award-winning skincare brand AMEŌN.

Making Waves

Nathan Adrian’s lifetime of competitive swimming prepared him for many challenges, but facing testicular cancer was a plunge that the Olympic swimmer and medalist never thought he’d take.

Learning to Live Free

Sara Quiriconi is redefining what it means to live “cancer-free.”

As I Am

Three-time cancer warrior Bianca Muñiz is singing through survivorship.

Looking for the Light

Writer and artist Danielle Doby shares the lessons she’s learned about gratitude, grief and the infinite influence of cancer.

Over the Moon

Photographer and filmmaker Ben Moon has experienced many wild things throughout his years on the road, but a colorectal cancer diagnosis at 29 was by far one of the least expected. Now cancer-free, Moon combines vulnerability and adventure to show that even with hardship, there is still a lot of life left to live.

Real Talk

In all of her unfiltered and unabashed glory, GIRLvsCANCER founder Lauren Mahon has set out to show young women that they are more than a diagnosis.

Coming Up Roses

Cancer has had a presence in Allyn Rose’s life for as long as she can remember. After witnessing her mother, grandmother and great aunt battle breast cancer, the model and former Miss USA underwent a preventative mastectomy. Now, she’s empowering previvors everywhere.

The Loudest Voices

Whether it’s through news briefs, weather forecasts or traffic reports, journalists play an important role in the way we plan our day. These six Chicago women journalists take that influence one step further when it comes to cancer.