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Tori passed away on November 1, 2021
from Metastatic Breast Cancer

Links and resources, including those that have published Tori's articles and blog posts outside of this site, may not be active or up to date.

The effort to collect both what is currently available and what is not will be an ongoing one. The long term goal is to eventually have as much as possible to be accessible through this site, directly.

Thank you for your patience.




Metastatic Millennial YouTube Channel - Creator

Living Beyond Breast CancerHear My Voice Advocate & HMV 2019 Program Mentor

Ohio Partners of Cancer Control (ODH) Co-Chair, Patient Centered Services


Susan G. Komen - Public Policy Advisory Board - Member

Susan G. Komen - MBC Patient Advisory Committee - Member

Komen Advocates In Science - Member

Stefanie Speilman Breast Cancer Scientific Patient Advisory Committee - Member

American Association of Cancer Research - Member

Ohio MBC Day of Action (Annual) - Training Coordinator and Event Partner

More For MBC (Eli Lilly) MBC Patient Consultant and MBC Advocacy Ambassador 


Health Union Contributing Writer


Recipient - Eliza Adams Thriver of the Year Award -

Sept 13, 2020 - Komen Greater NYC

Finalist - Healthcare Collaborator - 9th Annual WEGO Health Awards (2020)

Nominated - Patient Leader Hero - 9th Annual WEGO Health Awards (2020)

Nominated - Best in Show: Youtube - 9th Annual WEGO Health Awards (2020)

Nominated - Advocating for Another - 9th Annual WEGO Health Awards (2020)

First Recipient and Award Dedicated in Name - Tori Geib Courage in Action Award - Oct 23, 2019 - Komen Columbus (Ohio MBC Day of Action)

Proclamation Recipient (On Behalf of Komen Columbus) May 13, 2019 - Race for the Cure (Video begin at :50 min) (Columbus City Council, OH)

Proclamation Recipient – September 18, 2018 Metastatic Breast Cancer Action Weeks – State of Ohio (Proclaimed by Governor John Kasich and Lt. Governor Mary Taylor)

Proclamation RecipientMetastatic Breast Cancer Action Weeks – September 18, 2018 – Franklin County Commissioners (Franklin County, Ohio) (First Recipient on the Video Link)

Proclamation Recipient (Along with Cancer Support Community) October 10, 2017 - Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Franklin County Commissioners (Franklin County, Ohio) (10:24 on the Video Link)


Education & Trainings

Komen Virtual Advocacy Summit - Issue Briefing Webinar (National) - Training Leader – August 12, 2020

Alamo Advocate Program at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium - Alamo Breast Cancer Foundation: Participated December 10-14, 2019

Komen Ohio Legislative Advocacy Training - Training Leader – October 23, 2019

Scientist<->Survivor Program - American Association for Cancer Research: Completed April 2019


Komen Ohio Legislative Advocacy TrainingMarch 27, 2019


Hear My Voice – Living Beyond Breast Cancer: Completed October 2017



Department of Defense: Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs’ (CDMRP), Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) - Consumer Advocate (2019 & 2020)


Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance - Co-Chair, Patient/Advocate Advisory Group (PAAG)

Komen Columbus 2019 Race for the Cure - Honorary Chair

Ohio MetsqueradeChair and Founder of the Ohio Metsquerade Gala

OSU Practitioner MBC Clinical Trial/PICORI Grant Proposal - Patient Consultant Social Networking, Press, and Media Director; Contributing Writer

Cancer Support CommunityColumbus – Patient Advocate

Cancer Support CommunityGroup Founder and Leader for Young Adults Peer Support Group


Komen Advocacy Summit - Patient Advocate / Training Day Speaker (Sept 1, 2020)

Introduction of Pre Exisiting Condition Protection Bill - Patient Advocate - October 23, 2019

Ohio MBC Day of Action; Ohio Statehouse – Training Coordinator and Event Partner  (October 23, 2019)

Komen Public Policy & Advocacy (Vimeo Channel) - September 12, 2019 - Tori’s Story

Ohio Senate Finance Committee - Patient Advocate / Spoke on behalf of Patients for funding the Ohio BCCP program -- I am first on the video link (May 28, 2019)

Successfully changed an Error in Ohio that eliminated Breast Cancer Patients from Medicaid Eligibility under the SRS Program (May 17, 2019) 

Komen Advocacy Summit - Patient Advocate / Keynote Speaker (May 1-3, 2019)

Ohio MBC Day of Action; Ohio Statehouse – Training Coordinator and Event Partner  (September 26, 2018)


Franklin County CommissionersPatient Advocate (First on the Video Link) (September 18, 2018)

Ohio Senate Finance Committee Cancer CaucusPatient Advocate (April 10, 2018)

Franklin County CommissionersPatient Advocate  (10:24 on the Video Link) (October 10, 2017)


Profiles &


Dr. Joe Explains - Metastatic Breast Cancer Feature (Est 2019)

James Cancer Hospital - Patient Feature (Est. 2019)

Media & Public Speaking




** Original Post Listed, Syndication of articles are not always listed below Do Patient Advocates Need A Special Type of Support? (Nov 2, 2020)

Yahoo! News - 'Am I going to be here in 2 years?': 34-year-old living with stage IV breast cancer grapples with treatment amid pandemic. Web; (Oct 13, 2020)

OSU James Cancer Hospital BlogPatient Finds Purpose Advocating for Others With Metastatic Breast Cancer. Web; (Oct 7, 2020)

InStyle MagazineWhat It’s Like to Battle Breast Cancer in the Middle of a Pandemic. Web; (Oct 5, 2020) – Are Food Trends Sabotaging Your Med Usage? (Sept 9, 2020)

Time MagazineAs Coronavirus Continues to Spread in the U.S., the Clinical Trials Cancer Patients Rely on Are Disappearing; Print and Web; (July 23, 2020)

Clear Health CostsCoronavirus (Covid-19) and cancer: For cancer patients, pandemic brings new hurdles in and out of treatment ; Web; (July 16, 2020​)

AdvancedBreastCancer.netWhen Your Bucket List Gets Kicked By COVID-19 (June 15, 2020) – Can Modesty Still Exist in a World With MBC?  (June 11, 2020)

Al Jazeera - AJ Impact- Cancer patients battle sky-high drug costs amid pandemic; Web; (May 20, 2020)


Columbus DispatchCancer patients can donate extra medicines to Ohio State’s James Cancer Hospital;  Web and Print; (February 9, 2020)

Everyday HealthWhat Is Resilience? Your Guide to Facing Life's Challenges, Adversities, and Crises; Web Only; (October 23, 2019) 

Everyday HealthHow I Live With Metastatic Breast Cancer; Web Only; (August 15, 2019)

Telemundo - Médicos ignoraron su dolor de espalda y era cáncer terminal; Web Only (August 6, 2019)

Columbus DispatchKomen Columbus Race more inclusive to terminal cancer patients this year; Web and Print (May 17, 2019)

Columbus Dispatch - The Pink Paper; Print Only; (May 2019)

The JamesCancer Patient Calls for Less ‘Battle Language’ and More Focus on Palliative Care; Web Only; (May 9, 2019)

Columbus CEO MagazineKomen Columbus Race chair for 2019 has terminal breast cancer, but isn’t giving up – and neither is her doctor; Web and Print; May Issue (May 1, 2019)

The Washington PostA rising trend in cancer care targets physical, existential threats patients confront; Web & Print (May 6, 2019)

Health.com6 Ways to Thrive After an MBC Diagnosis (April 22, 2019)

Yahoo! Lifestyle - Doctors blamed this woman's back pain on 'depression' — but it was actually stage 4 cancer (March 13, 2019) - Doctors Kept Dismissing My Back Pain—Until I Was Finally Diagnosed With Terminal Cancer (March 11, 2019)

AdvancedBreastCancer.netThe Loan That Keeps On Taking (March 1, 2019)


AdvancedBreastCancer.netLiving Like An Outlier (February 1, 2019) 


All Recipes Magazine Editorial “Cook to Watch” Oct/ Nov Issue; Print (October 9, 2018)

Living Beyond Breast Cancer: Blog - Book Review: From Hell to Happiness: How to Heal When Your Loved One is Terminal; (August 3, 2018)


The Bellefontaine ExaminerPounding The Pavement (October 18, 2017) Featured (December 12, 2016)


TheUnderbelly.orgOctober Instagram Takeover – October 10, 2017


TheUnderbelly.orgMBC Spotlight (November 14, 2016)


TheUnderbelly.orgHungry Bellies Recipe Series


TheUnderbelly.orgMultiple Blogs and Reviews

TV, Video




Torrid (IGTV) "Join The Fight"; IGTV. (October 30, 2020)

Susan G Komen (IGTV) - A Day In The Life: Brain Radiation; IGTV (October 14, 2020 )

Susan G Komen Real Pink Podcast - Mental Health Impact of Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer with Tori Geib (September 7, 2020)

CBS 10TV (Columbus News)Komen Columbus Virtual Race for the Cure Feature (Live  Broadcast Only) (August 1, 2020)

Spectrum News - New Program Increases Access to Cancer Medication (**Name Misspelled in Article) (February 5, 2020)

WOSU (Columbus Radio) - Ohio State James Cancer Hospital Launches State's First Drug Repository (February 4, 2020)

ABC6 (Columbus News) - New legislation aim to protect 2 million Ohioans under Affordable Care Act (October 23, 2019)

CBS 10TV (Columbus News) - Don't call me a "survivor": Metastatic breast cancer patient works to change narrative; (October 17, 2019) 

Komen Public Policy & Advocacy (Vimeo Channel) - (September 12, 2019) - Tori’s Story

ABC6 (Columbus News) - Living with cancer at young age, Komen chair hopes to inspire other patients (May 20, 2019)

NBC4 (Columbus News) - Warrior Express helps breast cancer patients, survivors complete Race for the Cure  (May 18, 2019)

NBC4 (Columbus News) - Honorary chair for Koman Race for the Cure talks about her battle with metastatic breast cancer (May 17, 2019)

Ohio Statehouse Newsroom (NBC) - Technical error causes scare for breast cancer patient, OH Dept. of Medicaid apologizes (May 17, 2019)

Boxer Show (WCOL Radio) - Radio Interview About Metastatic Breast Cancer and Race for the Cure (May 17, 2019)

Daytime Columbus (ABC) - Komen Columbus Race for the Cure: Meet this Year's Honorary Chair (May 10, 2019)

Good Day Columbus (NBC4)“Komen Columbus season kicks off with Ribbons and Rosé “ (March 1, 2019)


WPKO (Peak of Ohio News)Local woman named honorary chair for Columbus Race for the Cure (January 23, 2019)

NBC 4 (Columbus News)Registration open for 2019 race for the cure (January 9, 2019)

Eli Lilly More For MBC Digital Campaign FilmingAKT Studios (NYC) (October 13, 2018)

GMA DayHow to do the 'Thriver' yoga routine for metastatic breast cancer awareness (October 11, 2018)

Good Morning AmericaLilly is raising awareness about metastatic breast cancer (October 11, 2018)

Good Day ColumbusOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October 5, 2018)

NBC 4 (Columbus News)Advocates push lawmakers to help make life better for cancer survivors (September 26, 2018)

Living Beyond Breast CancerTwitter Chat: Single and Ready to Mingle: Dating and Breast Cancer (June 20, 2018)

Franklin County Commissioners MeetingPublic Speaking (Time on Video: 10:29) (October 10, 2017)


Hope Hollow – Columbus, Ohio – Patient and Programing Advocacy Video (2017)


Our American StoriesOne Amazing 30-Year-Old vs. Metastatic Breast Cancer And Bureaucracies (June 29, 2017)

Peak of OhioLocal woman fights terminal illness while raising awareness (December 7, 2016)



Limited Brands Meeting (Virtual) - October 2020 - Guest Patient Speaker (on Behalf of Komen Columbus)

Eisai Meeting (Virtual) - October 2020 - Guest Patient Speaker

Living Well with Advanced Breast Cancer (OSU James Care) (Virtual) - October 24, 2020 - Panel Speaker

Komen Greater NYC MBC Conference (Virtual) - October 3, 2020 - Panel Speaker

Komen Greater NYC Race for the Cure (Virtual) - September 13, 2020 - Importance of MBC Research and Advocacy (Live)

Ohio State's Update from the 2019 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium - February 1, 2020 - Speaker (Patient Advocacy Review of SABCS)

Eastern TN MBC Conference - November 8, 2019 - Keynote Speaker

Susan G Komen Twitter Chat - October 14, 2019 - #MBCBCChat (Twitter @SusanGKomen)

Living Well With Advanced Breast Cancer Conference - October 12, 2019 - Keynote Speaker

Great Lakes Breast Cancer Research Symposium - May 4, 2019 - Round Table Speaker

Komen Advocacy Summit - May 3, 2019 - Keynote Speaker

MetUp – April 6, 2019 - Die In - Keynote Speaker

Komen NE Ohio: Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference – March 9, 2019 – Patient Panel Speaker


Komen Columbus: Ribbons and Rose – March 1, 2019 – Keynote Speaker


Ohio Senate and House of Representatives: Cancer Caucus – September 26, 2018 - Ohio MBC Day of Action – Presenting Speaker


Ohio Metsquerade – September 22, 2018 – Event Chair and Coordinator


Living Well with Advanced Breast Cancer (OSU James Care) - September 15, 2018 – Advocacy Break Out Session - Guest Speaker


Hope Hollow – June 24, 2018 - “A Garden Party” – Guest Speaker

Living Beyond Breast Cancer  Twitter Chat - June 20, 2018 - Single and Ready to Mingle: Dating and Breast Cancer



Good Housekeeping Magazine - Coming soon! 2020

For Media Inquiries for 2020 please follow the contact link here

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