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Meet Marlene

February 20, 2014  /  BY

Atlantic Region Ambassador Marlene King was born in Jamaica, West Indies and moved to Washington, DC with her family at the age of 13. She has been married to Eric for twenty-eight years and has three sons Eric, II, Bryant and Aston, a granddaughter Taylor and grandson Xavier. She currently resides in Northwest Baltimore. Despite no family history of heart disease or breast cancer; at the age of 39 she suffered a heart attack and at the age of 49 (in April 2008), she was given a Stage 0 (DCIS) breast cancer diagnosis. After years of keeping the cancer at bay, in July 2012 Marlene was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer.