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!

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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

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

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

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.

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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

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About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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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!

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October of 2010.

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One time

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2010-4-01

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6 people found this review helpful

I am a two time breast cancer survivor, my sister is a ovarian cancer survivor, I am from Oklahoma, I met Judi Grove of Breast Impressions not long after my second diagnosis, I asked her about the breast casts she does, were the money was going, I learned it goes 100% to a Breast Cancer Educating, Financial Charity of choice by what ever group she is breast casting and having a auction for at the time. I also learned that 100% had gone to Tulsa Project Woman by one of the Roller Derby Girl Teams she had casted, Tulsa Project Woman is also a non-profit organization in Tulsa, Oklahoma so this would be near and dear to me, they educate women young and old about breast health, they offer free mammograms to women with no insurance and low income they also help provide for the cost of treatment should a woman be diagnosis with breast cancer. Breast Impressions is not just making a locally impact they are making a State to State impact and a impact on young women as well as older woman and I am Very Proud of Judi and Breast Impressions for what they have been able so far to accomplish starting out as just a small local charity, I am also Proud to call Judi my friend. Personal Impact with Breast Impressions ~ 1. I was part of a Survivor Breast Casting Auction; funds went to Tulsa Project Woman. 2. I have met so many wonderful women survivors, women still battling cancer, also some very dear women who have lost their battle with cancer. 3. First & Second Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Day at the Oklahoma State Capital building (making a State Impact) 4. Judi of Breast Impressions was the first woman to help me find my confidence as a woman on my road back from recovery of breast cancer, she is not only friend she is a giver, I call her my sister.

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I have personally seen the doors open, I have had the pleasure of meeting women and men who have been impacted by Breast Impressions, I have been Impacted.

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About every six months

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2010-4-01

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6 people found this review helpful

I met the founder of Breast Impressions (Judi Grove) in Indianapolis where the local roller derby team raised over 5,000 dollars for the Young Survivor's Coalition. The event was well attended and had wonderful information available for Breast Cancer Awarenesss. This successful non profit has a unique way of spreading the word through Art. Breast casts of Roller Girls are turned into beautiful works of art painted by local artists, auctioned off at the event and 100% of the proceeds are given in full to the local charity chosen by those holding the event. This sets Breast Impressions apart from any other non profit for breast cancer. I highly recommend them to any group, female sports team, or organization wanting to do something unique in your community. Founder Judi Grove is an incrediable,hard working, dedicated advocate and spokes person for Breast Cancer Awareness all around the world. She has unselfishly given her time,knowledge, and love to others for a fight she strongly believes in. Breast Impressions has also worked with The Simon Malls Corporation,The Pink Fire Trucks,Tulsa Project Woman,Sound Affect,Mutual Omaha's "A-ha" Moments, and recently was featured on CNN news for her efforts to raise awareness in Oklahoma at The Capitol.CNN shared Breast Impression's fight for awareness and education among hundreds of Survivors,Co-Survivors,and Congress at the courthouse. Breast Impression's founder Judi Grove also provided and produced a touching and magical video of Oklahoma Survivors who have died (or are surviving the battle of Breast Cancer) in their local districts connecting them to their individual Congressmen to promote awareness. Hats off to Breast Impression's for making a difference in the fight against Breast Cancer Awareness - and thank-you to Judi Grove!

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In communications on a regular basis.

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About every month

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2010-1-01

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6 people found this review helpful

Breast Impressions is a wonderful organization that donates it's fund raising proceeds to help women in Oklahoma that have breast cancer and do not have health insurance receive the medical care they need and deserve. She is very dedicated in her efforts of raising awareness of this horrible disease and for women to take control of learning how to detect the disease and how to fight it.

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I have helped Judi in many of her events, including all of her galas that she's had over the last four years, the Awareness Day at the Capitol this past April and with a couple of her gallery showings prior to the galas.

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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

Breast impressions is a wonderful organization bringing awareness and beauty to an important cause. The artistry of these projects is genuinely one of a kind and a brilliantly unique way to help raise donations! I am very proud to have been apart of this project for our Roller Derby team and highly encourage anyone and everyone to be involved with Breast Impressions! Whether you're a volunteer, a casting subject or donating this is one organization you don't want to miss out on!

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

Contact with other Roller Derby leagues who've had wonderful success. Soon Roc City will be added to that list and after a year of planning for this initiative we're overwhelmingly excited that its taken off so beautifully :)

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

None!!!!!

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

How completely individual the projects are. They're beautiful keepsakes for an ongoing battle!

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

In this experience we had the opportunity to spend the weekend with the founder. She was wonderful, insightful and inspiring.

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

Literally change the world

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I can't imagine a more fulfilling experience

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

I'm sure they could use more PR... but what organization couldnt.

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One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

Breast Impressions is a unique organization with a fabulous mission. As a survivor and an advocate I know that breast cancer organizations have become a dime a dozen. Breast Impressions, though, breaks the mold and raises the bar. Judi Grove is passionate, motivated and very inclusive. I have participated in a several events that she has put on for Breast Impressions both as a participant and an attendee. My experiences have always been positive. I have always felt appreciated as a volunteer and honored as a survivor.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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