we are here to move mountains

our work

the breasties is the first all-inclusive nonprofit organization that creates community for survivors, previvors, thrivers, and carevivors, impacted by breast and gynecological cancers. we’re on a mission to empower through connection, free events, and trusted resources, and to fund research for metastatic breast cancer.


events + retreats

thousands of community members have come to free events, retreats, camp, or to weekly virtual events

trusted resources

from social media to medically reviewed articles, the breasties provides trusted information and resources

46 chapters

the breasties has become a global community with ambassadors in major cities around the world

pink is not the problem

an initiative by the community for the community 

Every October there is an influx of pink, with pink campaigns, pink products, pink ribbons to “support” the cause. Breast cancer has become a multibillion dollar industry but it’s entirely unregulated.
The Breasties 501(c)3 nonprofit organization brought together 10 community members, all affected by breast cancer in some capacity. 
They were asked questions about their experiences surrounding breast cancer awareness month, the color pink, the exploitation of stories, and pinkwashing. 

community milestones

when planning for the first retreat in the beginning of 2018, the founders could not have possibly imagined that a weekend getaway would turn into a movement. 

2018

the beginning

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 host 4 more retreats for the year. the first move mountains gala takes place in october. 

2019

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 community members. the first camp breastie takes place in the pocono mountains to bring together over 500 people for a weekend of bonding and activities. the second move mountains gala takes place in october. 

2020

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. 

2021

launch of the peak and the pink is not the problem campaign

the virtual programming committee continues to support weekly meetups and instagram lives around various community topics. 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. in october, the pink is not the problem campaign launches to raise awareness of pinkwashing during breast cancer awareness month and beyond. 

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