Women’s advocate, Patti Farrell, was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, attended the University of Utah, and received her Bachelor’s Degree from Weber State. She worked as a private practitioner in Dental Hygiene for many years and was an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas. She served as a Clinical Instructor in Dental Hygiene at Idaho State University.
In 2003, Ms. Farrell founded Drive for the Cure, an organization that raises money to provide free mammograms for women who might not otherwise be screened for breast cancer. These complimentary mammograms are provided in Pocatello, as well as many rural areas in Southeast Idaho. Ms. Farrell also organizes Pocatello’s Pink Tea, an annual event held in October as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Pink Tea honors breast cancer survivors and serves as a remembrance of those who have lost their lives to the disease. This very successful event reminds women to get their annual mammograms. Ms. Farrell is a two-time breast cancer survivor. She is married to Patrick Farrell and has four sons—Sean, Colin, Michael and Jonathan.