Founder & Author of 26 & Fu¢ked
Dorothy Paredes’ experiences as a three-time cancer thriver gave her the drive to found The Atrium Foundation. Whose mission is to help people thrive through their journey of survivorship. The foundation also aims to bring awareness of the emotional trauma cancer survivors and their families endure. This to drive change at the heart of oncology care plans to include mental health and wellness. A native Austinite, Paredes graduated from St. Edward’s University with a Bachelor of Science in Business & Management and is a technology program manager. She is an advocate for breast and ovarian cancer awareness. As a volunteer for organizations such as the KK125 Ovarian Cancer Foundation, the Breast Cancer Resource Center and Susan G. Komen, she has given public testimony, raised funds and volunteered to support their missions. Paredes is open for speaking engagements or attending support group sessions.