Amy E. Lessack, of Blue Bell, Versatile Executive and Tireless Cancer Patient Advocate, Dies Aged 55

Image via the Lessack Family, The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Ms. Lessack (left) was close with her family, father Jordan, mother Arlene, and sister Abby.

Amy E. Lessack, a versatile executive and a tireless advocate for those affected by cancer, died on February 20 of breast cancer at her Blue Bell home at 55, writes Gary Miles for The Philadelphia Inquirer.

However Lessack, who was diagnosed at 36 years old, did not allow breast cancer to define her life. Although she had to stay in treatment and on medication for nearly two decades, she found joy in life and talked of a brighter future.

“She always said that battling cancer did not make her bitter,” said her mother, Arlene Lessack. “It made her better.”

“She never complained,” said her sister, Abby Lessack. “That’s why people gravitated to her.”

An Abington native, Lessack worked at several banks before rising to the role of senior vice president and regional development manager at Wells Fargo. Most recently, she was working as the director of enterprise learning and development at AmerisourceBergen.

She was also a board member and longtime volunteer at Bala Cynwyd’s Living Beyond Breast Cancer and she received its Going Beyond award in 2013.

Read more about Amy E. Lessack at The Philadelphia Inquirer.

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