Who is Marjolein?
Marjolein Ungerer was an engaging and beautiful Dutch physical therapist practicing in White Plains, New York. Marjolein was diagnosed with breast cancer in her early thirties. Several years later, married with a young child, her cancer returned.
Marjolein became a strong advocate of early cancer detection and cancer education. She appeared before the New York State Legislature to advocate for patient’s rights even as her own disease progressed.
The Marjolein Project is dedicated to Marjolein and her inspirational spirit. The nonprofit In Marjolein’s Memory, Inc., was named in her honor following her untimely death at age 37.
AMY BLUMENFELD, M.S., is a former staff writer and editor of George magazine and American Health magazine. She is a free-lance journalist who has published numerous articles on health-related issues.View All Contributors