Episode Thirty-Four

Then, a Friend: Walking to End Breast Cancer with Priscilla Muntemba Taylor

"They call me the African Pink Warrior. Fearless, unstoppable, resilient. That’s me.”


“When [the doctor] called me, I thought, ‘Please, no, put your receptionist on the phone, I don’t want to talk to you!’ But of course, it was too late."

For the past decade, with the exception of the year she was diagnosed with thyroid, Priscilla has walked every year in the Avon 39 Walk to End Breast Cancer. She is looking forward to the day when she doesn’t need to fundraise anymore. She calls it her “retirement day,” when a cure has finally been found.

As we continue our conversation, Priscilla discusses how she found strength and confidence, even during her diagnosis, through kickboxing, and how she’s continued to manage her generosity, personal responsibilities, family and self-care while continuing to work for a cure to breast cancer while living her life with grace and gratitude.

If Priscilla’s story has moved you, please join her team in fundraising and supporting others who’ve “gone through it” by visiting Avon39.org.