Celebrating National Cancer Survivor Month

June is National Cancer Survivor Month - and we’re so honored to share the stories of three South Asian women survivors. We learned so much from our conversations with Shruti, Drishti and Natasha - on adapting to change, advocating for your health, building meaningful relationships through hardship, breaking down stigmas and lifting up others. We also recognize that everyone’s journey with cancer is different, and we share our utmost love and respect for all who have experienced cancer, their friends and families. We hope these stories inspire further openness, support and awareness of cancer in our community, and help build strength to last for generations to come. Tag @shakticollaborative to share how cancer may have impacted your lives and help us spread this movement of shared strength!


Shruti Babu, Mother & Influencer

Meet Shruti Babu, a mother of two and breast cancer survivor. Shruti shares with us her story of fighting cancer, inspiring openness in her community, and transforming her purpose and relationships through her journey.

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Drishti Patel, Health and Fitness Coach

Meet Drishti Patel, a health and fitness coach and thyroid cancer survivor. Drishti lives in Indianapolis with her husband and loves the outdoors, traveling and watching movies. She shares with us her story of fighting cancer, finding love, and rebuilding her path with authenticity and appreciation for what’s to come.

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Natasha Verma, Television Anchor & Founder of the Verma Foundation

Meet Natasha Verma, television reporter/anchor on NBC10 Boston’s weekday morning show and Founder of the non-profit Verma Foundation, which makes and gives free cap wigs to women and children battling cancer. Natasha shares with us her story of battling Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, advocating for her own health, and creating lasting impact.

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