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Breast Friends

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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

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been a supporter of Breast Friends for a number of years now because of the assistance these wonderful women and this non-profit offers women going through cancer, in the middle of it or at the end of it. There are no other organizations that I know of that are THERE for you like Breast Friends at the "time" they are needed the most. They help families understand and help them through the process aiding them in their role and how they can help. That in itself if absolutely the most important part in assisting the patient to get healthy again. I wish this organization would have been around when my Mother had breast cancer.

Review from Guidestar

Ms Kristen L Janes

Board Member

Rating: 5

Breast Friends is an exceptional organization on many fronts. First they provide a unique service. By training loved ones, friends and co-workers on how to provide practical help, they multiply the level of support given women going through the trauma of cancer. Second, they support the women themselves from diagnosis, through treatment and through the inevitable changes that occur after recovery. Finally, they maximize their reach by being amazing stewards of every penny provided through donations and fundraising efforts. 80% of every dollar goes directly into programs and outreach. The co-founders always put program and material costs before themselves.

Review from Guidestar

Board Member

Rating: 5

Breast Friends is an amazing resource for women facing a cancer diagnosis. They offer support, friendship, resources, and hope to women everywhere. Breast Friends works directly with patients within two of our clinics at Northwest Cancer Specialists. We provide their resources to our patients. Becky is a phenomenal speaker and is quite inspirational to women all over the United States. Breast Friends and Northwest Cancer Specialists work collaboratively together to enrich the lives of women everywhere. I manage a practice within Northwest Cancer Specialists and sit on the Breast Friends Board. It is an absolute honor to work with this group of people ! Our patients benefit on many levels from their work! Charmaine Houriet

Review from Guidestar