Research, Early Detection, Survivor Support, Advocacy


Kelly Valade Vetere



Where did you grow up?
Michigan!!!

Who is in your family?
Joe, Gracie (super dogfish), Henrietta, and Georgine.

What has your favorite age been (so far) and why?
29 - because I never turned 30. So it’s been really fun to be 29 with the experience and knowledge of a 38-year-old.

What is your favorite book?
Classic: “The Grapes of Wrath” Children’s: “The Book with No Pictures” Modern Day: “Let’s Pretend this Never Happened”

What has been your favorite vacation - where and why?
I drove across the country one summer with my boyfriend (now husband) and puppy from Oregon to Michigan. It was my favorite vacation because, during that adventure, I: survived 8 weddings; I taught my dog how to swim in the waters of Lake Michigan; and I realized I was madly in love with my (now) husband

If you could live anywhere for two years, where would it be?
The Netherlands

What are two on your "top 10" song list?
“Push” by The Cure and “La Vie en Rose” by Edith Piaf