the breasties

for those impacted by breast and gynecologic cancers

our mission

The Breasties is the first all-inclusive nonprofit organization that creates community for survivors, previvors, stage 4 thrivers, and caregivers impacted by breast and gynecologic cancers. 
We’re on a mission to support and improve the experiences of the cancer community through peer-to-peer connection, resources, and advocacy. 


global community

The Breasties is an all-inclusive community with members providing peer-to-peer support around the world.


trusted resources

From events to educational content, The Breasties creates trusted information that is community and expert driven.



The Breasties are committed to counteracting the gaps that exist in cancer care, support, research, and representation. 

every donation to the breasties makes an impact

Your donation will make a transformative impact in the breast and gynecologic cancer community by providing essential funding for resources, advocacy, 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.


our story

Our story began five years ago when a group of five individuals each impacted by breast or gynecologic cancer were struggling to find support. Individually, we had each grown disappointed by the existing support spaces. They weren't welcoming and they often divided us based on our diagnoses, ages, stages, and backgrounds. 
Why would a survivor want to connect with a previvor? Well it turns out that Allie, diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer at age 28, was preparing for her double mastectomy and stumbled upon Paige's Instagram post sharing recovery tips following her preventative mastectomy at age 24. Around the same time, Trish was navigating her own breast cancer diagnosis and what it means to advocate for yourself and find support as a Black woman. And Bri was trying to make sense of her own breast cancer risk after losing her mom at a young age and inconclusive genetic testing. It’s safe to say that our lives were forever changed when social media brought us all together — despite the differences in our diagnoses and experiences. 
Meeting one another gave us the vision of creating an inclusive space for all that celebrates our intersections. The space that we wish we each had when diagnosed — a space that welcomes survivors, previvors, stage 4 thrivers, and caregivers. 
When the first retreat brought together 25 people across all diagnoses, we returned to hundreds of messages asking about the next one. We realized that we could do so much more for the community as an official 501(c)3 nonprofit — and so, The Breasties was born. Since 2018, we've been well-aware of the many unmet needs of the community and each year our work expands. The community will always be our North Star. 

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