Eight years ago I was diagnosed with stage IIIC breast cancer. When I was diagnosed, I had an 8, 7 and 1 year old. Luckily for me, I lived in a remarkable neighborhood filled with women who brought meals, cared for my kids when I couldn't and made sure that I had someone nearby when I needed it. They were my support. They were like Sisters...without the fighting over clothes!!
Eight years later, those same women have evolved into a true force to be reckoned with. Raising money, to be sure that families going through breast cancer, know that they are not alone. With the money raised, they supply meals, transportation, childcare and so much more to the families in our community. A special group of people with a special mission, the Step Sisters!!
This was a grass-roots organization that has always had one purpose and that has been to serve the community.
I joined the Step Sisters organization over four years ago when I joined my friend (and co-Step Sister) who had been battling breast cancer to walk with the Step Sisters' team in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. Since then, the organization has grown and evolved with a shift to a more local focus to help breast cancer patients in our area by providing them with the help and services they need on a daily basis whether it is a ride to their treatment or an order of groceries delivered to their home. This organization is made up of strong, giving individuals who want to make a difference in patients' lives. It is a privilege to be a part of the Step Sisters and I look forward to its continued growth and success.
The Step Sisters have taken huge steps in helping to provide crucial services needed for those diagnosed with breast cancer. As a co-founder and volunteer, I know firsthand that this organization is made up of selfless individuals working together to ease the pain and stress of those affected by this terrible disease. Until there is a cure...our community can count on the Step Sisters for sure!
This is a wonderful organization run by caring women neighbors who are looking out for each other & others affected by breast cancer. Well run, committed organization.
The Step Sisters is an incredible organization. From a small group of neighbors raising money for other organizations, to now a group of men and women with a mission to provide needed services to those suffering from breast cancer, it has been an amazing shift of heart and soul.
The Step Sisters organization is about caring and compassion. This group goes above and beyond for it's members, community, and local breast cancer patients. I'm thankful to know that such groups exist and am constantly reminded of the importance of giving. I appreciate the opportunity to volunteer and wish that I could do more for the Step Sisters.
It is my sincere honor to be apart of this organization. To be able to provide any kind of help to those brave men and women going through Breast Cancer treatment is amazing. I have seen first hand what chemo and radiation can do to a person and family. A charity that provides everyday support and services such as food delivery and transportation is a blessing to these families. I hope that the Step Sisters continue to grow and provide more and more to those people who need it most.
it has been an honor to work with the Step Sisters organization. As an oncology nurse navigator at Inova Loudoun Hospital I get to witness on a daily basis the great impact they are making in our community. The support they provide those families afflicted by breast cancer is so meaningful. Each time a service is offered to a family it is incredibly heartwarming to see how much the simple gesture of their service so touches and lifts the spirits of those going through their cancer journey. Thank you for all you do! Christine Stone RN,MSN,OCN
During my own battle with breast cancer, I had the support of family and friends and never had to face the disease alone. After completing treatment, I wanted to pay forward the support I received, and getting involved with the Step Sisters was how I have been able to do that. As Board President, I have helped put the mission of the Step Sisters into action and have seen and heard first hand the impact our support has had on local breast cancer patients. Our fundraising dollars go to someone very specific (a breast cancer patient), for something very specific (transportation to/from treatment, house cleaning, food delivery & child care), at a local level. My hope is that no one in our community feels they are facing this disease alone, and I am very proud to be a part of this wonderful Step Sisters organization!