Speaker | Eileen A. Kaplan


Keynote/Inspirational Speaker/Humorist

eileenkaplan-boapinkEileen Kaplan has spoken with humor and heart on making the lifestyle changes necessary for coping with cancer. Her speeches and interviews are always upbeat and enlightening about her personal journey as a “Survivor Thriver”. She has been interviewed on many Radio and TV programs throughout the USA and Canada.She has spoken at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham & Women’s Hospital,Yawkey Center for Cancer Care in Boston, and the American Cancer Society’s Celebration of Life. She was invited to and has spoken at the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation “March for the Cure”.

Since writing “Laughter”, Eileen’s life has taken on new dimensions and sailed to new heights! Having had breast cancer changed her life in so many ways that she allowed herself to “laugh” in spite of her illness. In addition to her speeches which have focused on breast cancer, Eileen has exhibited a gifted talent and has trained herself to transcend her thoughts and feelings to all who are in her presence. It is this talent that encompasses Eileen’s life of moving forward with hope, clarity and focus.

From the onset of her diagnosis, with the love and support of her daughters and her husband, she has worked to train her thinking to concentrate on having fun in life and turning ‘negatives into positives.’ She exudes confidence in her speeches and loves to involve her audience in laughter. Just recently she designed and modeled two bras for Art Bra New Haven and named one “Mustang Sally” and the other “The Vegan” to be auctioned off at a benefit for Smilow Cancer Center Patient’s Fund.

Eileen is available to speak to your organization, events, meetings, conventions, and celebrations of any kind. She loves to get involved with her audience and always is approachable for questions. She can take any life situation and find a coping mechanism where humor may play a role. She welcomes your interest.

Keynote Speaker for Cancer, Mentor, Advocate for Awareness and Women’s Wellness
Click here to have Eileen speak at your next convention or meeting.

quotes“Your talk was awesome! I am STILL laughing!”
Maureen B – Attendee at Joan Lunden’s Camp Reveille

quotes“Eileen has a zest for life and humor that brings much needed “fresh air” to the topic of breast cancer…”
Joni Aldrich

quotes“What a fantastic presentation! One of hope, inspiration, and certainly laughter. You are such a natural when it comes to making people laugh. Your strong emphasis on taking preventative measures was very effective. Wow!”
Karen N.


Women & Infants, Speaker, “Laughter is the Breast Medicine”

Association of Women Business Leaders, BC Awareness, Madison,CT

L & M Hospital Cancer Center, Celebrating Survivors

“Celebrating Women” St. Vincent’s Medical Center,Bridgeport, CT

“Lunch and Learn” with Karen Scarfo Thomas, BC Awareness

Lawrence + Memorial Hospital Women’s Auxiliary, Speaker

Joan Lunden’s Camp Reveille for Women, Speaker

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Cancer Awareness Speaker

Brigham & Women’s Hospital, BC Awareness Month

The Harold Leever Cancer Center, Waterbury, CT

Bristol Hospital, Survivor’s Celebration

The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation(Calgary, Alberta Canada)

Windham Memorial Hospital, (Willimantic, CT)

Rhode Island College (Office of Health Promotion)


American Cancer Society (Living with Cancer Conference)

Panelist 4th Total Woman Conference

Presenter, Stowe Weekend of Hope, Survivor Celebration, Stowe, VT

Bristol Hospital, Bristol, CT, “Celebrating Survivorship”

Atria Waterford, CT “Laughter & Positive Motion”

Midstate Medical Center, Survivors Celebration, Meriden, CT

Atria Lincoln Place, Lincoln, RI

Keynote, Race in the Park, CT Initiative for Breast Health

Keynote, Retired Teachers of New London County, CT

The Gloria Gemma BC Foundation of Rhode Island

Johnson Memorial Hospital, Survivors Celebration

ECHN (Eastern CT Health Network, Manchester Memorial Hospital)

St. Francis Hospital, Hartford, CT,(Celebrating Breast Health)


From My Corner with Marilyn Dayton, “Laughter & Humor for Healing”

Public Access Television with Dr. Terrlyn Avery/Breast Cancer Awareness

Hartford, CT Access TV “Inspired Success Award” with Princess Bola Adelani Royal

Video taped at St. Vincent’s “Celebrating Women”(Front Page of Website)

MassAppeal WWLP with Ashley Kohl/Western MA

***Mass Appeal Video Link*** https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WlBtRY8ChI

WTNH Channel 8 with Theresa Labarber

NBC with Brad Drazen

Fox TV with Erika Arias

CPTV Women’s Health

CBS with Melissa Cole

Cancer Speaker, Breast Cancer Survivor, & Author