A special education teacher from Lake County, Il, Pam Singleton is a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, writer, poet and social issues advocate. Diagnosed with cancer in 1999, Pam interviewed oncologists and surgeons at two leading hospitals before selecting her care team. An advocate for patient education, she believes women must know their bodies and be aware of changes.

Her advice: Don’t be bashful seeking help—reach out to family and friends, connect with a church or community support group.

COVERGIRL's Clean Blush & Bronzer puts color in Pam’s cheeks.