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Beyond Breast Cancer - Supporting Strong Women Doing Brave Things

Beyond Breast Cancer - Supporting Strong Women Doing Brave Things

In a world where breast cancer continues to impact the lives of many, Standlee is finding ways to go 'beyond.' For the third consecutive year, we are honored to dedicate the entire month of October to raising awareness about breast cancer. At Standlee, we believe in giving back, and this year, we're extending our support to yet another remarkable foundation. As a family-owned company, our commitment to the cause is deeply personal, and we're excited to share our journey with you.

Episode 68 – Defying All Odds Against Breast Cancer with Brooke Clay Taylor

Brooke Taylor in the hospital
Image courtesy of Rural Gone Urban

Journey with us as co-host Katy Starr chats with Brooke Clay Taylor aka Rural Gone Urban about her life in agriculture and journey through having a baby and battling triple-negative breast cancer at the same time including:

  • How her agricultural roots have fueled her adventurous soul even before her breast cancer diagnosis
  • The unvarnished reality about how caregivers can best provide support to their loved ones battling breast cancer, and what NOT to do
  • The life changing gift she is sharing with women in the trenches with breast cancer through her Rural Gone Urban Foundation’s Love Bombs

She’s witty, she’s gritty, and she’s more genuine and authentic than most people you know. Get the tissues on stand-by for this riveting and heartwarming conversation that may just challenge the way you live your daily life.

For every downloaded episode on the Beyond the Barn podcast from October 1st through October 31st, 2023, Standlee will donate $1 to the Rural Gone Urban Foundation’s Love Bombs. Help us make a difference!

Listen to Episode 68

More About Brooke

Brooke Taylor with family
Image courtesy of Rural Gone Urban

Brooke Clay Taylor is toddler mom and ranch girl at heart, who has lived a life punctuated by hard things. Before starting junior high, she traded her close-knit Indiana farming community for an Oklahoma cattle ranch.

After a decade of building a career working for internationally recognized agriculture brands, she moved into her family’s horse barn to start over, launching a business with a single client and a prayer.

Brooke Taylor in a barn
Image courtesy of Rural Gone Urban

In 2019, on the same day she gave birth to her daughter, she was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer, the worst, most aggressive form of the disease. Despite a complete pathological response to chemo and being declared cancer-free, in 2022, it returned for an act two as stage four metastatic breast cancer.

Brooke Taylor sleeping
Image courtesy of Rural Gone Urban

In the wake of her second cancer diagnosis, Brooke launched the Rural Gone Urban Foundation to support brave, strong women who need people in their corner.

Today, Brooke continues active treatment (AFTER FIVE CLEAR SCANS!) while balancing leaving a legacy for her now 4-year-old daughter.

More About the Rural Gone Urban Foundation

Rural Gone Urban logo

Founded in 2022 by Brooke Clay Taylor, the Rural Gone Urban Foundation was established to “support strong women doing brave things” and doing so without an asterisk.

The founding board believes strong women who navigate life bravely are worthy of our support and community. The foundation’s three pillars of giving support scholarships for B students, small business grants, and love bombing cancer.

Learn more about Love Bombs or how to apply here.

Keep Up with Brooke

Find out more about the Rural Gone Urban Foundation which supports strong women doing brave things.

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