the mission of the breasties is to empower those affected by breast and reproductive cancers by igniting strength and positivity through connection, free retreats, wellness activities, events and an all-inclusive resourceful online community. the hope is to spread the message that whatever you are going through — you are not alone.
the breasties is unlike other organizations, as it is for everyone — survivors, previvors, warriors, thrivers, carevivors and supporters. this organization believes in the power of community, collaboration and inclusivity, because we truly are stronger together.
in january of 2018, the first retreat takes place in the pocono mountains. the cofounders are flooded with messages on social media asking when the next retreat will take place. the breasties incorporates as an official 501(c)3 in march of 2018 and plans 4 more retreats for the year. the first move mountains gala takes place in october.
expansion of retreats and camp breastie
from hiking mountains in california to white water rafting in north carolina, the breasties host another 5 retreats to empower hundreds of women. the first camp breastie takes place in the pocono mountains to bring together over 500 women for a weekend of bonding and activities. the second move mountains gala takes place in october.
launch of ambassador program and virtual support
the ambassador program officially kicks off with 46+ chapters in cities around the world. in march over 60 ambassadors attend the first ambassador retreat in dripping springs, texas. in mid-march, in-person support is put on hold in light of covid-19 but the community rallies together to bring support from afar. the first #campbreastieLIVE takes place in june with over 500 attendees. ambassadors work with the virtual breasties chapter to host dozens of virtual events each month.
thriving virtual community and launch of the peak
the virtual programming committee continues to support weekly meetups and instagram lives around topics like survivorship, stage 4 breasties, those newly diagnosed, LGBTQ+ breasties, BIPOC breasties, and more. the breasties launch a clubhouse for weekly conversations hosted by experts and community members. the breasties' media platform, the peak, launches in May with dozens of articles and resources for those affected by cancer to feel empowered when making decisions surrounding their health and wellness.
breastie is a combination of the words best friend, and breast. it is a word that embraces the beauty of community, finding power in knowledge, and supporting those in your circle.
a breastie is ....
someone who is affected by cancer in any capacity.someone who knows someone affected by cancer.someone who feels empowered by their body.someone who wants to be proactive with their health and wellbeing.someone who wants the best for themselves and their body.someone who is driven to help others.