About Us

Breast Cancer Freebies founder Bethany at Let's Make A Cure Happen

Bethany Kandel, Founder

Hi! I am Bethany Kandel, a 5-year breast cancer survivor who lives in New York City with my wonderful husband (and webmaster) and two sons (Ryan is my graphic designer; Jared is my college intern); we make a great team.

I am a former reporter for USA Today and the New York Daily News and my freelance articles — including many on breast cancer — have appeared in numerous publications and on major websites including The New York Times, PARADE, Woman’s Day, Good Housekeeping, msnbc.com and dozens of others. I am the author of the parenting resource book, The Expert Parent (Pocket Books), and an educational children’s book, Trevor’s Story: Growing Up Biracial (Lerner Publishing).

Everyone who knows me knows I love a good deal; especially something for FREE! Read more about me on my website: bethanykandel.wordpress.com


This website is dedicated to my doctors at Roosevelt Hospital and the Comprehensive Breast Center, and to Joan Deignan, a brave friend who fought the good fight but is no longer with us.