Yael Cohen Braun is the co-founder of F Cancer, a movement dedicated to the prevention, early detection and communication of cancer. Yael launched F Cancer in 2009 after her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer and learned that 90 percent of cancer is curable when caught in stage 1. In 2014, Yael merged with Julie Greenbaum’s F Cancer, creating one unified non-profit.
Yael herself serves as an advocate for a range of health care issues and through her work with F Cancer, she is changing the way people talk about cancer by creating a human, authentic movement. Now, at six years old, F Cancer creates unique digital and on the ground tools and campaigns using technology, humor and celebrities to enable their community to engage with cancer on a different level.
In 2011, Yael was named one of the “12 people who are transforming philanthropy” by Canada’s The Globe and Mail. In 2012, Yael was named one of Fast Company‘s “100 Most Creative People in Business,” featured as one of ELLE‘s “2012 Genius Award” recipients, one of “Canada’s Most Powerful Women” by the Financial Post, and one of Vancouver’s “Forty Under 40” by Business In Vancouver magazine.
Yael has also been awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Award and has been a featured participant prominent events including the Summit Series (Washington, D.C. and Miami), SXSW, Forbes Women Summit, the Clinton Global Initiative, Big Omaha, TEDWomen, TEDx Vancouver, the United Nations Nexus Conference and TEDMED.