About Rebecca

Rebecca Weiss is a 46-year-old breast cancer survivor whose life changed completely when she was diagnosed as stage 3 in 2014. A journalist and corporate communications professional, in 2015 she started Bob’s Boxes, a 501c3 nonprofit that has sent more than 260 post-mastectomy care packages to women with breast cancer. Rebecca has appeared on the Today Show, was featured in Parents Magazine and the book Live Happy; and serves as a Model of Courage in Ford’s Warriors In Pink campaign. On February 3, 2015, the one-year anniversary of her beloved father’s death, she started @onegoodthingproject, a social media project to find and celebrate One Good Thing a Day. She speaks and blogs about finding joy after cancer. Rebecca lives in Rutherford, New Jersey with her husband and two young children.

 
 
With DJ CherishTheLuv host of Primary Food 

With DJ CherishTheLuv host of Primary Food 

RADIO

In April 2017, Rebecca was featured on Primary Food, a Heritage Radio Network program hosted by fellow breast cancer survivor Cynthia Cherish Malaran, aka Rev. DJ CherishTheLuv.

Listen to the podcast here.

+Rebecca on Michelle Buteau’s Low-Budget Talk Show


print

Rebecca was featured in Parents Magazine where she shared her story of raising children while going through cancer treatment and the founding of Bob's Boxes.

Read the article here.

+Coverage of Rebecca in the South Bergenite

+Coverage of Rebecca in the DailyVoice

Parents magazine feature

Parents magazine feature


Rebecca with Joan Lunden

Rebecca with Joan Lunden

Television

Rebecca has appeared on the Today Show three times, including October 1, 2015 when she was invited to take part in a survivor celebration featuring Joan Lunden and Hoda Kotb.

Watch the 2015 clip here.

+ October 2014 clip

+ June 2015 clip


Books

A chapter on Delivering Cheer in the new book Live Happy: Ten Practices for Choosing Joy is devoted to Rebecca's story and how Bob's Boxes helped her get through her dark days after cancer treatment.

Read Rebecca's chapter here.

+Rebecca's chapter in the Diabetes Comfort Cookbook.

Rebecca shares how giving back brings joy.

Rebecca shares how giving back brings joy.


BCN is one of the blogs Rebecca writes for

BCN is one of the blogs Rebecca writes for

blogs

Rebecca is a contributor to several blogs on the topics of healthy eating and living well after cancer. Most recently, she wrote about Coming From a Place of Yes for the

Breast Cancer Sisters blog.

+Rebecca's blog post on The Role of Diet in Breast Cancer

 

 


Public Appearances/speaking engagements

As a Model of Courage in Ford's Warriors in Pink campaign, Rebecca has appeared at Wanderlust and other events. She also delivers a talk on finding joy after cancer to various clubs and organizations. If you would like to book Rebecca to speak at your group event, please email contact@bobsboxes.org.

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