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  

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.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

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!

Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

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.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

Positive, positive, positive, with a splash of humor that's Breast Impressions. But most of all open arms await to give survivors hugs of love and words of affirmation.

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

They are all so positive and organized.

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

Help so many women be educated on the importance of early BC detection and education on the decisions that have to be made if you are diagnosed with BC.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

Breast Impressions does so much for the community in a creative and challenging way. They are tirelessly working on behalf of those victims of Breast cancer and other survivors to make them proud of their bodies at a time when their womanhood is challenged because of disease. I commend them for their efforts, and as a person who has lost several of my family members from cancer, sometimes I wish other organs would receive as much attention as the breast. It's bold, it's innovative, and it's a great chance for people to get involved and make something happen for this disease. Thank you Breast Impressions, from one creative to another, you are doing a great job. Starr Hardgrove

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

the many great events to raise awareness and on the commercial.

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

get the branding out there more with merchandise.

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

there willingness to freely give information and help other non-profit people with a cause.

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

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

make everyone aware that it is important to get a mammogram and detect breast cancer early.

Ways to make it better...

they would have more events.

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

apathy and the health care system.

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

I think that Judi Grove and Breast Impressions are doing a remarkable job.

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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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

The unique and fresh approach to raising awareness and donating funds to local organizations throughout the United States via Roller Derby is amazing. Working with Judi in the quest to fight Breast Cancer is truely inspirational for women of all ages.

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

an inspiration.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-3-01

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