BREAST IMPRESSIONS FOUNDATION

Rating: 4.96 stars   24 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Health, Cancer, Breast Cancer

Location: 4645 S Vandalia Ave % Judith E Grove Tulsa OK 74135 USA

Mission: Breast Impressions, Inc. mission is to increase breast cancer awareness and fundraising to support breast cancer education, prevention and treatment.  Breast Impressions, Inc also donates breast casting kits to women who have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer, and would like to make a casting of their own prior to surgery.  Breast Impressions is a 501(c) (3) Non-Profit Organization.
Results: Breast Impressions has raised over $100,000 since 2007 for "local" breast cancer programs, education and support throughout the country. As of 12/20/'2011, breast casting kits have been donated to 302 women with breast cancer who wanted to make a memory prior to surgery.
Geographic areas served: USA
Programs: Turn Tulsa Pink, a project of Breast Impressions was held Oct. 22 - 29, 2011. We were successful in turning buildings pink, employees from companies all over the county wearing pink to work, and holding fundraising events. Ten local charities were highlighted for their work for women and children affected by cancer. Not just breast cancer but all cancers. To date over $46,000 was raised for those ten charities! We will be doing it again Oct. 20 - 27, 2011 and hope for even a greater response and greater results! Check out our Turn Tulsa Pink website at http://turntulsapink.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

Judi Grove is one amazing lady! She is an inspiration to me and so many others, working tirelessly to help raise money and awareness for breast cancer! I am SO thankful to call her my friend and for her creative visions with all she does with Breast Impressions! From the casting of roller derby girls all over the country to her survivor calendar she puts together each year and her fashion show at Woodland Hills Mall and our "breast cancer awareness day" at the state capital, she is one truly amazing, inspirational woman and I love her dearly and will continue to be one of her biggest supporters!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I am a breast cancer survivor and I took part in Judi's annual breast cancer survivor calendar last year, along with her survivor fashion show at Woodland Hills Mall and this year I'm on her board working for her annual gala in Octob

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About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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6 people found this review helpful

Judi Grove with Breast Impressions contacted me after reading a newsarticle about my breast cancer. She asked if she could cast me for their fundraiser and I said yes. After all the things we go through with breast cancer, the casting lets you feel good to celebrate your body. That was just the beginning of a friendship and admiration that kept growing. Anytime Judi tells me about an event, if I can help either humanly or monetary I do. Without Judi's artistic enthusiasm, Breast Impressions would just be another organization. Judi's dedication shows me she eats, sleeps and lives Breast Impression. It is an honor to work with Judi Grove and Breast Impressions. Judy Eason McIntyre, Oklahoma State Senator District 11

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

raising awareness at the Oklahoma State Capitol by hosting Breast Cancer Awareness Day for two years as co-hosting with Judi Grove.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

help Breast Impressions find more funding.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

working with Judi Grove and Breast Impressions and her enthusiasm.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Helpful!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Change the World.

Ways to make it better...

Nothing

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Funding

One thing I'd also say is that...

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About every week

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2010-4-01

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My thanks to Senator Judy Eason McIntyre who truly is a warrior for breast cancer in Breast Impressions home state of Oklahoma. She is pictured above in our first Breast Impressions Survivor calendar where survivors were body painted and appeared in the 2008 calendar. Thank you Judy for all you do for women and men in Oklahoma!

Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

Breast Impressions is so much more than sculptures and artwork. It has networked survivors, like myself, across the country. It had given women strength, hope and empowerment. It has also given us a moment, frozen in time, that forever represents our struggles and perserverance. We have made many new frindships and support through Judi and all her dedication and hard work. Hats off to Breast Impressions, Keep up the great work!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

enjoying the many frienships I have encountered with breast cancer survivors, like myself.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

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2010-5-01

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Thank you Gloria for your support!

Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I have a sister who is a breast cancer survivor and I have known a number of people who also were survivors, but I still did not give the subject much thought. A couple of years ago I attended the first Breast Impressions exhibit of impressions. Each impression, of a woman’s breasts prior to or after surgery, or in tribute to someone who had breast cancer, is decorated by a local artist. The story behind the cast is displayed along side the cast. A friend, who is a breast cancer survivor, had been the model for one of the casts on display. I did not know what to expect and was little prepared for the emotional impact that the displays had on me. The stories were real and heart wrenching. The artist’s renditions ranged from weird and gaudy to absolutely beautiful. Last year, I had the pleasure of acquiring one of the more beautiful original casts from the 2007 exhibit. I am so honored to have one of the impressions and it sits proudly in my home, for all to see and hear the story behind the impression. Breast Impressions, Inc. mission is to increase breast cancer awareness and fund raising to support breast cancer education, prevention and treatment. Breast Impressions, Inc also donates breast casting kits to women who have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer, and would like to make a casting of their own prior to surgery. I cannot imagine a more dedicated organization whose outreach and impact is so great who would be more worthy of being selected in the Women's Empowerment Campaign as a top winner. I am proud to offer my story of Breast Impressions, Inc.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Breast Impressions, Inc. has increased my awareness of and sensitivity to breast cancer and to all health concerns of men and women. It opened my eyes and my heart.

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About once a year

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2010-5-01

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Mike, it truly means so much to see a man who cares for those who have been affected by breast cancer. I only wish that many others would realize that displaying a Breast Impressions cast in their home or office, truly shows their support for the cause!

Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

Judy Grove is a wonderful woman with a wonderful heart. Her uniuqe way of approaching breast cancer awareness is exciting. I love the way she came up with this idea. Sine my team started doing this it has become wide spread in the roller derby community and that is a wonderful thing.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The way that breast cancer awarness is being spread.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I wouln't change a thing Judy does a wonderful job.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The way women come together and make a difference.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Amazing people and very compasionate about what they do.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Help alot of women

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My expirence was good and I can't think of a way to improve it.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

I don't know

One thing I'd also say is that...

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About once a year

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2010-1-01

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5 people found this review helpful

I read about Breast Impressions while doing research on some Belly Casting pictures. I think it is a brilliant idea. I have since offered my casting services to them. Women often associate their womanhood with their breast. To be able to hold onto them even after they are gone is a great gift!!!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have just seen their work and how they have the ability to raise money for the greatest cause.

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One time

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2010-2-01

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9 people found this review helpful

Judi Wescott Grove and the Breast Impressions Organization lend an incredible amount of support and encouragement to those who are either currently fighting the fight or who have survived the fight. Judi is such a warm, compassionate, caring and helpful principal part of Breast Impressions and continues to work hard towards helping to bring more awareness to the importance of being checked for breast cancer and raising money for finding a cure. Breast Impressions IS making a difference!

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Judi Wescott Grove and the Breast Impressions Organization lend an incredible amount of support and encouragement to many I know who are either fighting breast cancer or have survived breast cancer.

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About every month

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2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

Judi is a wonderful, caring person and Breast Impressions does so much to raise money and awareness toward the eradication of breast cancer.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've been a BC survivor for almost 6 years and back in 2008 while playing roller derby for the KC Roller Warriors I had the opportunity to meet Judi and learn about Breast Impressions. My derby league loved working with BI to raise funds and awareness.

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About once a year

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2010-5-01

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Breast Impressions loves meeting and working with young survivors like you Jessica! And hopefully by educating more young women about their risks, we can continue to save more lives!

Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

Breast Impressions does a fantastic job in fundraising and awareness of breast cancer. Such an amazing Team that is truly making a difference...one person at a time. Keep up the great work!

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I've personally seen photos and articles of the Breast Impressions events. Amazing!

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One time

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2010-1-01

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6 people found this review helpful

I had the pleasure of meeting Judi Grove, founder of Breast Impressions, in early April. She donated her time and casts for an auction that I am helping to organize this October of 2010. This auction will raise proceeds to benefit YSC, (Young Survival Coalition) an international organization dedicated to working with survivors, caregivers and the medical, research, advocacy and legislative communities to increase the quality and quantity of life for women diagnosed with breast cancer ages 40 and under. Judi tirelessly worked two long days creating these castings with a constant smile and a wonderful attitude of charity. She is truly a generous soul and I am honored to have worked alongside Breast Impressions!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

October of 2010.

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One time

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2010-4-01

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