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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Breast Cancer, Health, Health Support, Human Services, Voluntary Health Associations & Medical Disciplines

Mission: Breast Friends helps women survive the trauma of breast cancer... one friend at a time by creating a network for support and inspiration.

Target demographics: newly diagnosed patients

Direct beneficiaries per year: 250 new patients and over 200 continuing patients

Geographic areas served: throughout the U.S.

Programs: one-on-one support, group support, chemo hats, bras, breast prosthesis, and wigs, workshops and retreats to patients. We have services that match the patient's journey from moment of diagnosis through treatment and beyond.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I want to commend Breast Friends for the services they provide to the community. I sell Cancer Insurance and as a result, become one of the first people to learn about cancer diagnosis from my clients. It's a relief to have been exposed to Becky and Sharon's expertise about how to help someone at this point. They give hands on examples of what someone who had been diagnosed with cancer is going through and help those of us around them to actually say and do things that make a positive difference in the lives of newly diagnosed cancer patients.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am a 10 year breast cancer survivor. When I was going through my treatment, at the time, Breast of Friends was just starting and not really developed. The only support groups for breast cancer were support groups developed at hospitals. I later met two brave women, Sharon and Becky, who had shared the same similar stories of mine and was on a mission to make a difference not only in Portland but with Breast Cancer. I have seen this organization grow the past 10 years and make a difference in this sisterhood. Breast of Friends had made a great difference in the community of women's cancer by their support, passion,hard work, and most of their commitement to help find a cure for this disease. I would highly recommend this organization and support to continue this organization.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

When I was first diagnosed with Breast Cancer, I remembered Breast Friends. I went into their office for guidance and support. I received both. I was welcomed with open arms and both Sharon and Becky shared their stories. Their strength helped me feel a bit more at ease. They are wonderful people and I was lucky to have them on my side. It is a wonderful organization that more people need to know about.
Denise Jennings

Review from Guidestar