Founder and Executive Director of Latinas Contra Cancer
Ysabel Duron is Founder and Executive Director of Latinas Contra Cancer. A cancer survivor herself, she founded Latinas Contra Cancer, in 2003 to address the void in services for Latinos around issues of cancer including support services and education, particularly in the low-income, Spanish-speaking community. Duron, a television journalist for over 39 years, was inducted into the National Association of Hispanic Journalists Hall of Fame in 2009. The San Jose Silicon Valley Business Journal named her a Women of Influence in 2008. She was named one of the most Influential Bay Area Latinos in 2005 by the San Francisco Hispanic Chamber. In 2003, she won the Janet Gray Hayes Award for her meritorious work as a journalist and as an advocate for Latinas with breast cancer. Duron was awarded The Purpose Prize in 2013 by Encore.org.