April 3, 2023

Lillian Kreppel

Lillian Kreppel is many things: she’s a public speaker, entrepreneur, successful marketing strategist, and public relations expert. She’s funny, outgoing, and a lover of life. 5 years ago she added new roles to her list: anal cancer thriver, activist, and tireless pioneer advocating for the prevention and treatment of human papillomavirus (HPV). Lillian is a woman with an iron-sharp mission and vision, and the endless energy and dedication to achieve them. When Lillian was diagnosed with stage II anal cancer in 2017, her response reflected her personality: “I don’t have time for this cancer. Let’s take care of this. Let’s get it done.” Her expertise as a planner and organizer shifted into full gear. She and her doctors immediately identified her rigorous treatment program of radiation therapy and chemotherapy, and she assembled a huge support team of friends that was with her every step of the way. Her determination, positive attitude, and relentless spirit got her through the ordeal with her critical organs (and sense of humor!) intact and, in the end, a new mission and vision in life. In addition to co-founding the HPV Cancers Alliance, along with actress Marcia Cross (who also had the same cancer diagnosis) and friend and business advisor Dan Lifton, Lillian also serves as a patient advocate for the Rectal-Anal Task Force for the National Cancer Institute.