Dulce Santiago-Montoya

Dulce Santiago-Montoya

 

Meet Dulce

Raised on the mean streets of Chicago's Humboldt Park, this girl has been tested and proven to be a strong independent warrior. She raised her son on her own for the last 18 years. Diagnosed with breast cancer in March 2015. Her whole world was rocked! Initially diagnosed HER2+ Stage 2b, then re-diagnosed with the more aggressive triple negative breast cancer Stage 3A. They hit her with everything they had and still she stayed working throughout treatment, even after a single skin-sparing mastectomy she did not quit. It was not in her. In the years since diagnosis, Dulce has truly blossomed. Modeling for the nonprofit Haus of Volta as a pinup to represent body positivity and self-love after breast cancer treatment. Participating in a lingerie campaign as well as walking the runway with Hulabelle Swimwear. Proud of being a lady-motorhead she loves going fast and is a proud lead foot! Dulce is a state leader for The Young Survival Coalition where she supports other young breast cancer survivors, particularly in the LGBTQ community. Pride in who you are inside and making your dream-self a reality are benchmarks in the life of this remarkable pinup.

March 2019 she signed up for her first Tour de Pink. Before this, she had not been on a bicycle since High School. Training for only a few months, she made the trek to Thousand Oaks CA to start the Tour de Pink with a Bianchi survivor bike.  Since the ride Dulce has become a Bianchi Community Dama to help support other young women in the sport.  Dulce has signed up for her second Tour de Pink and is ready to ride!

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