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Elevate Your Brand with Dana Donofree of AnaOno

Elevate Your Brand

Diagnosed with breast cancer at 27, Dana Donofree founded AnaOno out of her own necessity and desire for pretty, sexy, beautiful lingerie. After a mastectomy with reconstruction bras no longer fit her surgically altered body, and Dana was certain there must be more than just sports bras and camisoles. With a degree in fashion design from Savannah College of Art and Design, and a quite successful fashion industry career, she took her 10+ years’ experience and put it toward designing, launching and growing AnaOno.Dana is very active in the breast cancer community and is involved with several non-profits, including Living Beyond Breast Cancer board and she is a Metavivor advocate. Her story has been featured on USA Today, The Today Show, HuffPost, New York Times, INStyle, and many others.However, she is most proud of being able to make a difference in the lives of women worldwide and is honored to continue to spread her mission of beauty, confidence and empowerment.Laurel Mintz, founder and CEO of award-winning marketing agency Elevate My Brand, explores some of the most exciting new and growing brands in Los Angeles and the US at large. Each week, the Elevate Your Brand podcast features an entrepreneurial special guest to discuss the past, present and future of their brand.

32mins

13 Apr 2021

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13. The young breast cancer experience with Dana Donofree

A Hopeful Life with Lara MacGregor

When Dana was diagnosed she didn’t know young women got breast cancer. She also thought she had the “easy cancer.” She’s learned that neither of these things were true in real life. So she set out to change this.

49mins

22 Feb 2021

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Episode 23: Bring Your Sexy Back with Dana Donofree

Life Well-Lived with Regina Topelson

36mins

11 Feb 2021

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23. Dana Donofree: The Sisterhood of Cancer - Talking Advocacy & Angels

Happiness through Hardship

I’m excited and a little nervous to share with you today's episode of "Happiness through Hardship" - The Podcast. Dana Donofree of AnaOno Intimates and I have come together to discuss one of the greatest assets in survivorship - the sisterhood that connects those who have been through cancer.We share Dana's story of being diagnosed with breast cancer before her wedding and how she created AnaOno Intimates after tirelessly looking for beautiful lingerie while in recovery. We highlight two angels, dear friends and advocacy trailblazers, Champagne Joy of #Cancerland / Metavivor and Dr. Rebecca Timlin-Scalera of The Cancer Couch Foundation and the importance of their groundbreaking work to fund metastatic breast cancer research. Rather than a straight interview, this is a raw conversation about the sisterhood and support within those touched by cancer and how the bond with survivors of any hardship can be a beautiful bonus.Please enjoy and if you like rate, review and subscribe. You leaving a review helps us with our podcast ranking. The higher we are ranked, the more people can discover our show….and the more inspirational content we can bring to you and others. In addition, in honor of all those touched by breast cancer, I would be grateful if you would check out the non-profits below and consider donating. As a board member of The Cancer Couch Foundation, I can tell you that event / donations all go to metastatic breast cancer research at two state-of-the-art labs. In addition, there is an anonymous donor...so every dollar is matched!SHOW NOTES AnaOno Intimates - Radiation to Recovery Lingerie: https://www.anaono.com/Caryn's favorite sexy yet sophisticated sports bra aka "The Paige Bra":https://www.anaono.com/products/paige-wrap-front-sports-bra-3?_pos=3&_sid=10a9aa236&_ss=r&variant=32119409016921Bridging the gap between early and late stage breast cancer:https://www.everydayhealth.com/columns/my-health-story/why-fear-keeping-breast-cancer-community-from-coming-together/HOW WE HAVE FUN WITH CANCERAnaOno Intimates and Cancerland for Metavivor New York Fashion Week Show: https://www.anaono.com/blogs/dressing-room/new-york-fashion-week-runway-show-fearless-anaono-x-cancerland-benefitting-metavivorWhat Lipstick and Dancing Naked Taught Me - How to Have Fun:https://prettywellness.com/lipstick-and-dancing/MOMBIES - Dance to Donate for Metastatic Breast Cancer Research: https://www.mombies.orgDONATE TO METASTATIC BREAST CANCER RESEARCHMetavivor: https://www.metavivor.org/The Cancer Couch Foundation: https://www.thecancercouch.comCONNECT WITH DANA AND ANAONO INTIMATESTwitter: https://twitter.com/anaonointimatesFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/anaonointimatesInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/anaonointimates/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVagmuzu5ulih-uuPy9aTeQCONNECT WITH US
www.PrettyWellness.com/podcast - for more information on the podcast episodes

www.PrettyWellness.com/cancer-resources - easily accessible cancer information

www.Instagram.com/prettywellness - for daily wellness tips
www.CarynSullivan.com - for more informationOur Social Media:

www.Instagram.com/prettywellnesswww.Facebook.com/PrettyWellnesswww.Twitter.com/PrettyWellnessTo Buy the Book:

 Happiness through Hardship - The Book: amzn.to/39PAjuTTo Donate a Book to a Cancer Center: PrettyWellness.com/bookTo get a free copy of our smoothies and snacks ebook:
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46mins

28 Oct 2020

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Ep 29: Dana Donofree – CEO, AnaOno: Personal Development and Confidence

Speaking to Influence

On this episode of Speaking to Influence, Dana Donofree discusses how she improves her communication and relationships with her team through personal development and what she looks for in a potential leader. Listen in as Laura and Dana discuss how the pandemic has changed customer expectations for communication, why applying pressure to your team doesn’t deliver high quality results, and a special Breast Cancer Awareness challenge just for you. Dana Donofree is the CEO of AnaOno, a company that creates innovative, soft post-surgery bras made just for those affected by breast cancer, breast surgeries or discomfort. You can find out more about Dana and Ana Ono via the website: https://www.anaono.com/ and receive 20% off your purchase with code STI20. To learn more about Dr. Laura Sicola and how mastering influence can impact your success go to https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com/quickstart and download the quick start guide for mastering the three C’s of influence. You can connect with Laura in the following ways: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drlaurasicola LinkedIn Business Page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/vocal-impact-productions/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWri2F_hhGQpMcD97DctJwA Facebook: Vocal Impact Productions Twitter: @Laura Sicola Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/vocalimpactproductions Instagram: @VocalImpactProductionsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

25mins

27 Oct 2020

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The #1 BUSINESS SUCCESS Secret NOBODY SHARES with Dana Donofree

Women Who Own It

If you knew your life could end very, very soon… what would you do right NOW?  For Dana Donofree, who was diagnosed with breast cancer at 27, it was starting a business -- while she was still getting treatment -- even though everyone around her thought she was going crazy. But Dana decided it was now or never and launched her own company: AnaOno, a brand of innovative, soft post-surgery bras made specifically for those affected by breast cancer. Since then, she has grown her company into the millions, scaled globally, and even been the first mastectomy bra line to be featured in New York Fashion Week! This week on WBENC’s Women Who Own It podcast, Dana shared how ANY business can use the lessons of surviving cancer (or any major struggle) to start and scale a highly innovative, niche business to the international level.

46mins

27 Oct 2020

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The Hidden Realities of Breast Cancer. How Dana Donofree of Ana Ono is Advocating for Breast Cancer Patients and Sharing The Facts You Need to Know

The Second Phase Podcast - Personal Branding & Brand Marketing and Life Strategies for Success for Female Entrepreneurs

Every intimate garment does not fit every woman, especially after breast cancer.  Dana Donofree experienced this first-hand. She started her entrepreneurial journey to not only design a beautiful bra that fit her but to empower other women to find confidence in their body and feel sexy after living with breast cancer. About Dana Dana is young, vibrant, energetic, and empowering women daily.  Her journey is not the typical experience you would expect for a 37-year-old. She always had an entrepreneurial spirit, but it wasn’t until she was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 27 that her current journey presented itself.  Dana’s journey will inspire you to be your own healthcare advocate, start facing your fears, and take action. She will enlighten you on breast cancer awareness and action you need to take to be your own advocate. Talking about Breast Cancer and The Changes Women Experience After Dana had reconstructive surgery 10 years ago, she couldn’t find a bra that fit and quickly discovered that there were very few young women that she could ask for advice or support.  She finally found a middle-aged breast cancer survivor who gave her the opportunity to begin having the much-needed conversations.  It was through these conversations that Dana learned that options were limited and she wasn't the only woman struggling to find comfort and feel sexy again. Not only did Dana begin creating beautiful intimates for herself and other women with breast cancer, but she also opened the door for difficult conversations and has been empowering other women since. Ana Ono Dana’s brand began as a mission to create comfortable bras that didn’t have underwire or molded cups.  Traditional bras do not fit post-mastectomy.  She quickly realized that the world needed bra options for many other reasons such as open-heart surgery, shoulder surgery, and even young girls whose breasts are developing at different rates.  Ana Ono now provides the options that women around the world need to feel comfortable, confident, and sexy in their own skin. The Entrepreneurial Journey  Dana’s journey as an entrepreneur started when she was very young.   She is a fashion designer and always had the goal of having her own clothing line. Dana recommends that if you have dreams and goals, you should live life the way they want to, push fear aside, and do what you want to do.  Don’t wait until there is a life event to push you into doing what you dream of because time is running out.  If you have an idea, don’t stop before you start. There is a way to find financing and make your dream come to life. Breast Cancer Awareness and Action Although great strides have been made for breast cancer awareness and treatment, there is much work that needs to be done.  We now need more action than awareness.  We know breast cancer exists. It is the second leading cause of death in women. Awareness is no longer the issue. One in eight women is diagnosed with breast cancer.   Over 40,000 people are being buried each year because of the disease.  Men get breast cancer too. Breast cancer is a real threat to lives and it is truly an epidemic.  Years of life have been lost focusing on awareness versus taking action to create new and better treatments. The increase in awareness has helped with earlier diagnosis. However, since the advent of COVID, breast cancer diagnoses are down 50%.  That doesn’t mean that the incidence has gone down, it means that people aren’t going to the doctor and aren’t getting mammograms.  If people aren’t getting diagnosed, the disease will be more advanced upon diagnosis, and there will be less time for treatment. Research Funding for Breast Cancer Treatment Billions of dollars have been raised because of the pink ribbons we see on products, but chances are that the money raised is not funding the necessary research for treatment. The money is funding awareness.  But it's research that saves lives. Of funds raised, only two to three percent goes towards research for the treatment of metastatic stage 4 breast cancer. Stage 4 metastatic breast cancer is the only breast cancer that kills.  Early diagnosis doesn't mean you survive.  People with an early breast cancer diagnosis have a one in three chance of advancing to metastatic disease.  Breast cancer is not cured. Organizations that Fund Research Metavivor is an organization that puts 100% of donations towards cancer research.  Larger organizations have so much power, but they aren’t using the funding for research.  It’s a disadvantage because, without the research, there is no advancement in treatment or a cure. The median life span of stage 4 metastatic breast cancer is 36 months.   That is not a stat we should accept and do nothing about. Three Pillars of Supporting Breast Cancer Patients There are three areas of support needed for patients with breast cancer.  The three areas are: Funding Support for Research Emotional support for patients Financial support for patients Living Beyond Breast Cancer is one such organization in the Philadelphia area that provides the aforementioned support for breast cancer patients. Many communities have local organizations that provide similar services and support. Early Identification of Breast Cancer It is important to note that mammograms are not perfect identification tools.  Only 7 to 10 percent of breast cancer diagnoses are made from the results of mammograms.   This statistic is not based on patients who found a lump first, these are stats for patients having a routine screening. Note that you are your best detection tool.  Mark your calendar for the same day every month so that your breasts will feel the same based on your cycle.   If you feel a change, such as a lump, skin irritation, discharge from the nipple, itching, or heat, call your doctor.  Should your doctor dismiss your concern, do not take the answer “it’s nothing”. Follow your gut and push for answers.  Be your own advocate.  See another doctor and ask for a scan, an ultrasound, and/or a mammogram.  Do not take no for an answer and be your own advocate. You must fight for yourself to ensure you receive an early diagnosis. Learn more about your host, Robyn Graham, click HERE.  To learn about The Brand Marketing Insider by Robyn Graham, click HERE. Join the Brand Marketing Insider Facebook Group HERE. Book a Brand Marketing Strategy Session HERE. Ask Me Anything HERE. Connect with me, Robyn Graham: Website | Instagram | LinkedIN | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Pinterest Learn more about and connect with Dana: Website: www.anaono.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/anaonointimates/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/anaonointimates Metavivor: https://www.metavivor.org Living Beyond Breast Cancer: https://www.lbbc.org

32mins

12 Oct 2020

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003. #NeverAlone: surviving to thriving with Dana Donofree, Founder & CEO of AnaOno Intimates

The SHE x SHINES Podcast

In this episode, we sit down with Dana Donofree, founder and CEO of AnaOno Intimates, to discover how she became a fashion designer of lingerie & loungewear for breast cancer thrivers; and the business & personal challenges faced along the way. Through AnaOno’s community and mission of “Never Alone”, Dana has provided the space for women to talk and deal with their challenges together as a community.IN THIS EPISODE:- The resources & skills needed to turn your vision into a reality.- How to balance personal challenges while growing a business. - How to get over fear & self-doubt by creating a strong mindset- Nontraditional (but fun + effective) ways to conduct market research & find your target audienceResources from this episode:MetavivorThe BreastiesLiving Beyond Breast CancerDana’s SXS Crown DiaryThe Paige Wrap Sports BraCONNECT WITH US // shexshines.comINSTAGRAM // instagram.com/shexshinesSHOW NOTES // shexshines.com/podcast

41mins

16 Mar 2020

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003. #NeverAlone: surviving to thriving with Dana Donofree, Founder & CEO of AnaOno Intimates

The SHE x SHINES Podcast

In this episode, we sit down with Dana Donofree, founder and CEO of AnaOno Intimates, to discover how she became a fashion designer of lingerie & loungewear for breast cancer thrivers; and the business & personal challenges faced along the way. Through AnaOno’s community and mission of “Never Alone”, Dana has provided the space for women to talk and deal with their challenges together as a community.IN THIS EPISODE:- The resources & skills needed to turn your vision into a reality.- How to balance personal challenges while growing a business. - How to get over fear & self-doubt by creating a strong mindset- Nontraditional (but fun + effective) ways to conduct market research & find your target audienceResources from this episode:MetavivorThe BreastiesLiving Beyond Breast CancerDana’s SXS Crown DiaryThe Paige Wrap Sports BraCONNECT WITH US // shexshines.comINSTAGRAM // instagram.com/shexshinesSHOW NOTES // shexshines.com/podcast

41mins

16 Mar 2020

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More Than A Survivor with Dana Donofree

The Iridescent Podcast

In this episode of Season 2, you’ll meet Dana Donofree, the founder and CEO of AnaOno. Dana was diagnosed with breast cancer at the young age of 27. This life-altering event eventually led her to found AnaOno. After a bilateral mastectomy with implant reconstruction her own bras no longer fit and she was certain there must be more than just sports bras and camisoles (since nothing in the traditional lingerie market fit her surgically-altered body anymore). With a degree in fashion design from Savannah College of Art and Design, and a successful career in the fashion industry, she took her 10+ years of experience and put it towards designing, launching and growing AnaOno. Her story has been featured on USA Today, The Today Show, HuffPost, New York Times, INStyle, and many others. During this interview, we’ll learn more about Dana’s breast cancer diagnosis, and how this time in her life impacted her. We’ll hear more about what she overcame to become a successful entrepreneur, how the fashion industry can become more inclusive, and why breast cancer awareness and advocacy is an urgent matter for all of us. This interview will leave you ready to make a difference in the world and celebrate your own unique beauty with confidence and grit.  Plus, this #bosslady is taking generosity to a whole other level! For all our Iridescent listeners, courtesy of Dana, enjoy 20% of any AnaOno intimates, swimwear, and loungewear. Head to anaono.com and use the promo code IRIDESCENT20 at check out. 

48mins

3 Feb 2020

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