Arzu Karataş is a volunteer who defeated third stage breast cancer. She informed many women about breast cancer and aimed to provide equal treatment services to everyone by establishing “Pink Marks Women’s Cancer Association”. She has reached over 1000 womens so far and 100 women had surgery. With the association she founded, she helps women all over Turkey. Born in Istanbul in 1973, Arzu Karataş started her professional career as a nurse in 1991. Afterwards, Karataş, who worked as a manager nurse, has worked in management positions in Acıbadem Health Group for the last 20 years, and has been a senior manager as the director of different hospitals affiliated with the group. After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014, she became a member of Pink Scars Women's Cancer Association and was elected as the president of the association after a short while. Karataş, who has been in this position for 6 years, is also a member of the Accredited Hospitals Association, Health Information Technologies Association and Private Hospitals and Health Organization Association. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at