I’m open and interested in working with brands, organizations and individuals on various projects. Examples include:

  • Speaking engagements on a variety of topics, including advocacy, survivorship, fundraising, motivational, marketing/public relations, etc. (I’m based in the Detroit area but available to travel)
  • Training and motivational presentations
  • Writing opportunities
  • Collaborations on brand, projects, etc.
  • and more

You can view some of my presentations and interviews here. My background is public relations/marketing (visit my communications consulting website) and also includes writing for magazines, websites, blogs and more.

Contact me for more information.

My bio:

Heather Hall is a speaker, author, blogger and cancer advocate. 

A three-time cancer survivor, Heather is focused on living life to the fullest. Diagnosed with osteosarcoma at 21, melanoma at 27 and breast cancer at 43, she is committed to sharing her story to help others facing this disease and working to make a positive difference in the fight against cancer. Heather’s younger sister and niece are also cancer survivors and her dad died from multiple myeloma, motivating her even more. 

Heather has spoken at events across the country and led sessions and programs relating to sharing your cancer story, advocacy programs, communication strategies and community involvement. She helped plan a national conference for young adult cancer survivors and served on several committees to help improve patient care and survivor plans. She also has volunteered in many capacities, including conference chair, board of director, legislative district lead, event planning and more.

One of her greatest passions is cancer advocacy and helping in the fight against the disease. Heather has participated in advocacy events at the local, state and federal levels since her bone cancer diagnosis. She regularly meets with legislators and staff to advocate for research, new treatment options, preventive screenings and access to affordable care. She volunteers for many organizations, including Livestrong, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), Cancer Support Community, National Coalition of Cancer Survivorship and Imerman Angels. 

Heather has been recognized for her work in cancer advocacy and dedication to helping other cancer survivors, such as receiving the 2020 Advocacy Volunteer of the Year award by ACS CAN Michigan, the national 2022 Real. Strong. Women. of Distinction award from Alpha Chi Omega and being selected as the 2022 Team Livestrong RAGBRAI tribute jersey recipient.

Heather earned a B.S. in journalism from Central Michigan University and a M.A. in communications from Wayne State University. Her background includes over two decades of experience in public relations, media relations, marketing, advocacy, corporate philanthropy, employee communications, event planning, fund development activities and more. She’s held leadership positions in diverse industries, including nonprofit, healthcare, education, finance and others.

She hosts a blog, Heather’s Hangout (www.heathershangout.com), to share life as a cancer survivor, offering tips and resources related to the cancer journey, and also about travels, activities and more to inspire and remind people that there is life beyond cancer no matter where you are in the journey.

Heather’s mantra through three cancers has been “Today I choose….,” reminding her that we can’t always control what we face but we can choose how we respond and react. During the Covid-19 pandemic, she wanted to bring inspiration and joy to others so she created and launched the Today I Choose series, a collection of affirmation cards, journals, clothing and more to inspire people to choose their attitude that helps live their best life, no matter the circumstances! [Shop the online store.]

Heather lives in Michigan and is an avid cyclist, hiker, book reader, barre and Zumba participant and gardener. She loves to be active in the outdoors, is determined to travel to see as much of the world as she can, and enjoy every day.