LI Breast Cancer Survivor Shares Her Story in New Documentary to Premiere June 20
A Long Island breast cancer survivor will premiere her personal documentary You’ll Be OK Too on June 20 at Bellmore Movies and Showplace.
Christina Mathieson-Segura, a Long Island businesswoman and founder of the nonprofit organization You’ll Be OK Too, documents her emotional struggles battling and beating breast cancer in the film.
“Being diagnosed with breast cancer was the scariest moment of my life. Many women are afraid to be tested in fear of finding out they have breast cancer,” she says. “You’ll Be OK Too provides a real-life story, my story, and that of other women, which shows what it is like to get through treatment.”
About one in eight women develop breast cancer in their lifetime in the United States, and the survival rate is close to 95% for those who get treated early on in the disease. Mathieson-Segura, a realtor-success specialist with RCG Mortgage, speaks about her own fears in the documentary and also tells the stories of four other women with breast cancer.
“With this documentary, I show everyone my personal and emotional experience. My goal is to provide women with a message of hope when battling breast cancer,” she says. “Through this, women will see that they can and will thrive and survive after defeating breast cancer.”
The film screening is free and open to the public. RSVP at youllbeoktoo.org. The documentary will be available to watch on YouTube after the premiere.