A letter to the community regarding COVID-19

Dear members of the Breasties community,
At The Breasties, the health, safety and experience of our community is our top priority. Our in-person events are secondary to the health and wellbeing of the ones we love, which is you - our Breasties, our team, supporters, families and friends. We are writing with a deep sense of shared disappointment regarding the need to postpone all 2020 in-person events and programming. 
With many members of the community being immunocompromised and the remaining uncertainty about just when COVID-19 will plateau and recede across the country, this is the most responsible decision. After consulting with trusted healthcare providers, and our local, state, and federal health authorities, we decided it was in the best interest of the community to postpone and/or cancel these events.  Please refer to the frequently asked questions below for more information about The Breasties organization’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Our team is coming together to think of innovative ways to support each other from afar, and continue to provide needed resources to you. Stay tuned for more information on that.  We are beyond inspired at the camaraderie and virtual love we have seen within this community during this unprecedented time - and now, more than ever, we are proud to be moving mountains alongside each and every one of you.  We thank you for being understanding and for your patience as we move forward - we know that we will move this mountain, and that 2021 programming will be bigger and better than ever.  Sending our love to each and everyone of you. And remember, community is not canceled.  WAHTMM,The Breasties Team

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Why did the organization decide to postpone all in-person events, cancel Camp Breastie and all wellness retreats for 2020?

    At The Breasties, the health, safety and experience of our community is our top priority. Our in-person events are secondary to the health and wellbeing of the ones we love, which is you - our Breasties, our team, supporters, families and friends. After consulting with trusted healthcare providers, and our local, state, and federal health authorities, we decided it was in the best interest of the community to postpone and/or cancel these events.  

  • Will there be a virtual community-wide event in place of Camp Breastie?

    Yes! We are so excited to have Camp Breastie LIVE June 4th-7th and celebrate the community from afar. Click here for more information on how to sign up! 

  • I understand… I already bought my ticket for Camp Breastie, what are my options for reimbursement? 

    Anyone who purchased a ticket to Camp Breastie is eligible for a full refund. Please fill out the following form by April 15th to select if you’d like to receive a full refund or if you’d like to contribute your registration fee as a donation to the organization. If we do not hear from you by April 15th, all registration purchases will be allocated to further the Breastie organization’s mission through virtual programming for the remainder of this year, and in-person support for 2021. 

  • I already booked my travel for a Retreat/Camp. What are my options for reimbursement?

    Please reach out directly to the merchant (e.g., airline, hotel company, amtrak) or your credit card company to resolve your dispute. Many travel providers are changing their policies to be more flexible due to recent travel restrictions, with some allowing you to change or cancel travel plans at no fee. Many credit card companies are also offering travel protection on purchases affected by COVID-19. 

  • Will you host Camp Breastie 2021?

    YES! We have plans to make Camp Breastie 2021 bigger and better than ever. With even more time to plan - we promise to make this the BEST camp yet.

  • I was selected for a Retreat this year, will I still be able to go on one? 

    ABSOLUTELY! All Breasties who were selected for retreats for 2020 will be offered an additional spot on a retreat in the same location for 2021. New dates to come - stay tuned! In addition to these 3 retreats (Colorado, Canada 1 and Canada 2) we hope to host additional retreat weekends, where we will take new applicants / Breasties off of the 2020 waitlist. 

  • I didn’t apply / wasn’t selected for a Retreat this year, will I still be able to apply to one next year? 

    Yes! In the coming months we will be sending around an application for 2021 retreats in which we also take 2020 retreat applications into consideration.  

  • I was selected as a Cabin Leader, what does this mean for me?

    Cabin Leaders will be automatically offered positions as cabin leaders for Camp Breastie 2021, if interested!

  • I fundraised for Camp Breastie 2020, what does this mean for me?

    All fundraising initiatives will be honored for Camp Breastie 2021. New registration codes will be sent when 2021 ticket sales are open. You will still qualify for additional perks (e.g., merch credit, travel reimbursement) based on your original total. As always, any additional funds raised will be donated to cancer research. 

  • How is The Breasties supporting our community during the time of physical distancing? 

    Our Breastie community is stronger than ever! Ambassadors are hosting virtual meetups often - so look out for these on instagram. All Breasties, no matter the location, are welcome to attend! We are also hosting Camp Breastie LIVE and thinking of additional ways to support the community from afar. 

  • How can I support the Breasties during this time?

    Thank you for thinking of us! We are a nonprofit organization and we rely on funds from amazing donors and supporters like you to further our mission. 
    All donations are greatly appreciated and will directly fund new virtual programming initiatives and 2021 retreats, camp and meetups. Facebook fundraisers and other online fundraising initiatives are welcomed! Don’t forget to add us as your charity of choice on Amazon smile!
    Also, did you know that when you purchase Breastie merch - this is a donation to our organization? ALL proceeds from Breasties merch directly fund our mission to ignite strength and positivity through connection, free retreats, wellness activities, events and an all-inclusive resourceful online community. Happy shopping!
    If you have an area of expertise (e.g., nonprofit legal counsel, nonprofit financial services/accounting, nonprofit sponsorship) or know of a business, corporation or person who would love to get involved, send us an email at gro.seitsaerbeht%40olleh!