Karin Horen launches ‘I Am More Than Just My Tits’ – Surviving Breast Cancer

Karin Horen launches ‘I Am More Than Just My Tits’ – Surviving Breast Cancer

Karin Horen tells the remarkable story of her continuing battle with breast cancer. At just 26 she was diagnosed with breast cancer and immediately underwent two surgeries, resulting in a partial mastectomy, a twelve-month course of chemotherapy and six weeks of radiotherapy.

Unphased by her health scare, she moved forward with her life – meeting a charismatic actor, Manu Bennett (Arrow, Spartacus), and moving to New Zealand to start a family. When the cancer returned, she had a full mastectomy of her left breast and a preventative mastectomy of her right.

After her double mastectomy, Karin struggled with her turbulent relationship and her body image. She took inspiration from her three daughters and found a new purpose with her Breast Cancer fundraising efforts, including co-founding Paddle for Hope, and co-developing Paddle On, a rehabilitation programme for those whose lives have been affected by cancer.

Karin Horin is the co-founder of the SUP boarding fundraiser for cancer rehabilitation, Paddle For Hope (since 2011).  She is also a motivational speaker and the founder of ONEOFUS. NZ, an e-commerce multi-brand hub for women specialising in mastectomy friendly swimwear, beauty, health and lifestyle products and accessories. She lives in Auckland with her three girls.

Karin’s book was successfully launched on the 1st of October at The Jefferson.
Photos taken by Virgilio

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