Speaking Engagements

In addition to her pioneering work in alternatives, Ms. Ricks is a recognized advocate for access to healthcare. Since her diagnosis with breast cancer and the debut of her HBO documentary, The Education of Dee Dee Ricks, she has given over 100 keynote addresses to Fortune 500 companies, foundations, financial service conferences, government and non-profit organizations in the US and abroad.   

House of Representatives House Cancer Caucas

Screening of "The Education of Dee Dee Ricks" October 2011

The Pink Party


Los Angeles

The Long Island Plastic Surgical Group Breast Cancer Summit 2018

Robin Hood's

Heroes Breakfast 2007

Eli Lilly Corporate Headquarters

UF Women

Symposium Keynote

Medical Center

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University of Florida Alumni Hall of Fame, College of Health & Human Performance April 2016

Patients of Courage Award,Triumph Over Adversity

September 2011

The Greg Wolf Fund Honoree June 2013

The Ellen Hermanson Foundation 2013 Annual Fundraiser Honoree

AAngels NJ 2013 AAngelsNJ Honoree

"For your strength and courage as a survivor and your commitment to the Cynthia's of the world"

Hearts of Gold Annual Fundraiser 2005

"For outstanding support to our mission to enhance the lives of New York City's homeless mothers and their young children" 

Livestrong Day, Ralph Lauren Cancer Center Honoree 2008

Alliance for Smiles September 2007

"For giving smiles to 108 children in Harbin, China"

CANCERforward 2012 Honorary Forward Mover

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