Grace De La Rosa has been working as a commercial and corporate
actor, spokesperson, voice-over
talent and print model
since 1986. She took a break from 2002 to 2009 to raise
a family and recover from Stage 3(c) colon cancer and chemotherapy.
In 2010, she re-entered the TV and film industry.
Grace created Be
a Blue Buddy, a colon cancer awareness
campaign, in 2014. Be
a Blue Buddy is not an organization, but rather
a personal call to action through public speaking, reaching
out to city and state officials, and using social
media to help raise awareness of colon cancer, the importance
of screening and early detection in support of survivors;
to give hope to newly diagnosed patients, and to honor those
who have died from this disease. Most importantly, as a
survivor, Grace shares her
story to empower and inspire others, and help save lives.
She is passionate about giving back to the community as
a public speaker, spokesperson and colon cancer advocate.
Grace attended the University of North Florida (UNF), interned
as a TV reporter at WJXT-TV4 and received her Bachelor of
Arts degree in Communications and TV Broadcasting with a
minor in psychology.
worked in public radio while also being involved in the
fitness industry as a fitness writer, AFAA-certified fitness
instructor, fitness/swimwear model and NPC
strives for joyful learning and living, and is willing to
step outside of her comfort zone. She has experienced snow
skiing, scuba diving,
paintball wars, and traveling. Grace likes to soak in the
culture's history of traditions, arts, architecture and
daily lifestyle--eating and sleeping as the locals do. She
realized her childhood dream of visiting Greece; Oia-Santorini
completely captured her heart!
enjoys the arts (e.g. live entertainment, museums, architecture),
literature, and botanical gardens. She is a beach girl at
heart. Anything related to the sun and skyscapes capture
her attention. Her favorite color is orange. A few of her
favorite scents are fresh cotton/linen, the ionic shift
just before rainfall, and the scent of a freshly mowed lawn.
grew up in Atlantic Beach, FL--the eldest of four in a close-knit
family. She lived abroad in Spain and Japan while her father
served in the Navy. Her parents are still happily married
after 50+ years. Grace has two children and after living
in South Carolina, Hawaii and Maryland, is back "home"
in Jacksonville, FL.