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Meet The Breasties

The Breasties is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting young women affected by breast and reproductive cancers through community and friendship. Founded by four young women each impacted by breast cancer, The Breasties is an all inclusive community for survivors, previvors, thrivers, and caregivers. They host free weekend wellness retreats, […]

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Kara S., OB/GYN: An Interview

Kara was 31 when she was diagnosed with stage IIB, triple positive, high grade breast cancer. After 16 rounds of chemotherapy, a full year of targeted therapy, she is now one year in remission. She believes that every breast mass deserves attention and is a vocal advocate for her patients. […]

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Dana Donofree, Founder of AnaOno: An Interview

AnaOno is a post-mastectomy lingerie & loungewear brand that knows the importance of community. They work hard to ensure that no woman going through diagnosis, treatment, or surgery feels alone. They’ve aligned with reputable organizations, including The Breasties, who share the same vision.

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Eromomen E., Model: An Interview

Eromomen E. was 27 years-old when her girlfriend discovered her lump. Doctors quickly confirmed it was breast cancer. Now eighteen months in remission, Ermomen is determined to keep laughing and dancing – no matter what life brings her way. She recently shaved her head in solidarity for a close friend whose cancer […]

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Laila R., Senior Scientist: An Interview

Laila R. was diagnosed with stage 2 triple positive invasive ductal carcinoma when she was 28.  She has conquered 3 surgeries, 6 rounds of chemo, and 25 rounds of radiation. She’s been in remission for 6 months. She’s super passionate about sharing the realities of breast cancer, which is rarely […]

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Sam M., D.O., Anesthesiologist: An Interview

Sam was 26 when she was diagnosed with stage III triple negative breast cancer. She went through six rounds of chemo, 28 rounds of radiation, and a double mastectomy. It’s been three years since she’s been in remission.  As an upside down enthusiast, Sam has found much of her healing in a yoga […]

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Thrive On: Ronda Chowaiki

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we wanted to shed some light on a topic that isn’t addressed enough. We spoke with Ronda, an amazingly energetic and lively Breast Cancer thriver who underwent a double mastectomy weeks after losing her sister-in-law to the same disease. She wanted to share […]