It is with the deepest sadness that we mourn the recent passing of Hannah Martine, former president of AMA San Diego. Hannah passed away after a long, courageous battle with metastatic breast cancer on February 25th, 2020.
Hannah was a valuable part of our team and a shining light in the San Diego PR and marketing community. She will be greatly missed.
Even amidst her health challenges in recent years, she always remained hopeful, being an advocate for breast cancer awareness and the community of young breast cancer survivors.
Hannah was diagnosed with Stage IV metastatic breast cancer when she was just 29 years old. Metastatic breast cancer is a form of breast cancer that has spread to other organs throughout the body. In most cases, this involves the bones, lungs, liver, and brain.
Hannah was one of the most selfless and caring people in our organization. We owe a lot of what AMA San Diego is today to her and her efforts to strengthening the chapter. She far exceeded her goals within our organization to connect marketers in San Diego and get people involved in the community.
We are forever thankful for her contribution!
Shortly after Hannah was diagnosed, she went to Susan B. Komen San Diego for resources and emotional help in her battle. In typical Hannah fashion, she used her diagnosis as a way to help other people. She became a strong advocate for break cancer and helped to dispel myths, provide authentic information, and assist others going through the same experience.
We offer the deepest condolences to Hannah’s friends and family during this hard time. She will be missed by many and her impact on the San Diego community will live on!
In memory of her exuberant life and her advocacy, donations can be made to:
METAvivor (https://www.metavivor.org/take-action/donate/, a Stage IV metastatic breast cancer research, support and awareness organization that ensures 100% of your donation goes toward research, not costs.