Betsey Johnson

Betsey was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2000. It was detected early, so she had really good chances to be cured. Betsey admits it was one of the most frightening experiences in her life. “I was scared, but I moved past it very fast after talking with my daughter about it,” says Johnson. Now she’s revealing more about her story to inspire and help other women, but back in the day she had to stay secretive. “For me it wasn’t as simple as telling my daughter, my family and my girlfriends,” explains the hip designer. “I had to be careful. I had to protect my business. I didn’t want all this public, rumor, speculation stuff going on.”