we are here to move mountains



our mission

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

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global community

The Breasties is a vibrant and growing community with members providing peer-to-peer support around the world.

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trusted resources

From social media to medically reviewed articles, The Breasties provide trusted information and resources.

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free events

The Breasties provide support to thousands of community members through free retreats, camp, and events.

donate to the breasties

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

Your donation will make a transformative impact on individuals impacted by cancer, by providing essential funding events and resources for education and support.

The Breasties is a 501c(3) not-for-profit corporation and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. To claim a donation as a tax deduction on your U.S. taxes, please keep your donation receipt as your official record.

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Meet the Surgeon Combating Post-Mastectomy Pain 

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community milestones

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

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 four 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 five 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.

launch of ambassador program and virtual support

The Ambassador Program officially kicks off with 46+ chapters in cities around the world. 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.

launch of the peak and pink is not the problem campaign

The virtual programming committee continues to host weekly meetups and IG Lives around various community topics. The Breasties media platform, The Peak, launches with dozens of articles 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.

mission expansion and connection

The Breasties continue to serve the community and make an even greater impact, with an expanded mission to fund research for stage 4 breast cancer. 

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