Diagnosed with breast cancer at age 29, her perspective on the priorities of work and personal life were profoundly changed.

For Cara Lewis, it has made her a “better leader,” making her more empathetic, understanding.

We spoke with the dentsu Chief Investment Officer about her journey and her role as an advocate for breast cancer awareness through her association with Breastcancer.org.

Cara will participate in next week’s Beet Retreat in the Berkshires where she will speak about her journey in a fireside chat with Carl Fremont, a board member of Breastcancer.org.

The Retreat will include a charity auction benefiting Cara’s group. Bidding in the auction or not, please make a tax-deductible contribution for the cause by visiting this page for the Beet.TV community to give. Thanks for the auction items contributed from LG Ads, FOX and NBCU.

The Retreat will offer attendees an informal discussion on breast health led by my wife Kathy Plesser, MD, a Manhattan radiologist. She diagnosed Cara’s cancer.