Resources

I personally understand how a cancer diagnosis can be completely life changing. I also understand that having a solid support system can help in ways unimaginable. Sometimes that support system consists of family + friends… in person. And sometimes that support comes from strangers on the internet.

So from this stranger to you, I want you to know that I am always here to support you in your “journey” {crap, if anyone can find me a better word to describe this, PLEASE help a sister out}. Whether it’s a quick vent sesh or a full blown convo and story sharing, I love connecting with other peeps.

My hope is that the resource list below can also be of some support along the way. Please reach out if you have any additional resources you’d like to see added. Oh- and hey there, friend-

P H O T O G R A P H Y

The Breast Cancer Portrait Project

The Breast Cancer Portrait Project is a grassroots effort to raise awareness that Young Women Get Breast Cancer Too. Participants are invited to share their stories and sit for a photo session. They are gifted a gallery of photographs at no cost and are encouraged to keep sharing their stories.

Luna Peak

Luna Peak Foundation is focused on creating books and products that inspire and celebrate life while elevating the stories of survivors in the cancer and grief communities.

Magic Hour

Coordinating photo sessions to celebrate the truly important things in life through photography. These charitable portrait sessions provide an opportunity for families to feel special and strong while they relax, smile and enjoy time with loved ones. 

H E A L T H + W E L L N E S S

Be Well Yoga for Cancer Recovery

The Be Well Yoga for Cancer Recovery Programwas created to improve the lives of individuals living with cancer – from the first moment of diagnosis continuing throughout the entire recovery process, and beyond. Be Well is a specialized yoga methodology that is tailored to address the specific physical and emotional needs left by cancer and its treatments. 

Nutritious Delicious Life

As your holistic nutritionist, Lauren’s job is to listen to your health concerns with compassion. It doesn’t matter where you are on your health journey, she’ll meet you where you are and take you where you want to go.

C L O T H I N G + L I N G E R I E + B E A U T Y

AnaOno

AnaOno is made for women with breast cancer by women with breast cancer. Founder and designer Dana made it her mission to design specifically for women who have had breast reconstruction, breast surgery, mastectomy, or are living with other conditions that cause pain or discomfort because she believes that beauty and comfort should not be a compromise.

Fighting Pretty

Fighting Pretty sends “Pretty Packages” which are donated care packages intended to empower women battling all types of cancer, at any stage of treatment to feel strong, beautiful and fierce through their fight with cancer.

EZbra

EZbra Advanced Wound Care Ltd is focused on creating advanced wound-care products, for the unmet needs of breast and chest procedure’s recovery.

Hope Scarves

Encouraging people facing all types of cancer by sending out scarves and stories of hope, shared with us by thousands of courageous survivors.  Our mission extends to support research as well- a portion of every dollar raised funds metastatic breast cancer research.

My Cancer Chic

My Cancer Chic was born to fill the void of young women facing cancer and has since grown with the goal of empowering all women to thrive through adversity with wellness, self-confidence and style.

Look Good Feel Better

Look Good Feel Better is dedicated to improving the quality of life and self-esteem of people undergoing cancer treatment. The program offers complimentary group and virtual sessions that teach beauty techniques to help people with cancer to face their diagnosis with greater confidence. 

P R E G N A N C Y + C A N C E R

Hope for Two

Hope for Two…The Pregnant with Cancer Network offers free support for women diagnosed with cancer while pregnant. We connect women who are currently pregnant with cancer with other women who have experienced a similar cancer diagnosis.

OTHER RAD WAYS TO RECEIVE SUPPORT

ReThink Breast Cancer

Rethink educates, empowers and advocates for people worldwide who are affected by breast cancer through boldfaced campaigns, content, programs and resources. 

Give-a-Care

The first line of products for young women with breast cancer, that actually understands young women with breast cancer. Build a personalized care package that acknowledges what she’s really going through, and gives her the care she really needs.

For the Breast of Us

Our mission at For the Breast of Us is to uplift women of color affected by breast cancer by sharing stories that educate, inspire and connect.

WILDFIRE Magazine

WILDFIRE is a magazine specifically designed with you, the young breast cancer survivor and fighter, in mind. Our contributors are all diagnosed under the age of 45 – a growing population decades younger than average breast cancer fighter with few age-appropriate resources available.

YSC

Young Survival Coalition (YSC) strengthens the community, addresses the unique needs, amplifies the voice and improves the quality of life of young adults affected by breast cancer, locally, nationally and internationally.

The Pink Fund

The Pink Fund is a non-profit breast cancer organization that provides 90-day non-medical cost-of-living expenses to breast cancer patients in active treatment for breast cancer, so they can focus on healing, raising their families, and returning to the workplace.

Flat Closure Now

We are a group of patients, advocates and friends who come together through community and human connection. We promote self-love, knowledge, advocacy and support of one another.

The Breasties

The mission of The Breasties is to empower those affected by breast and reproductive cancers by igniting strength and positivity through connection, free retreats, wellness activities, events and an all-inclusive resourceful online community.

ORANGE COUNTY // LOCAL RESOURCES

Orange County Young Brest Cancer MeetUp

This group is open to people 40ish and under, diagnosed with breast cancer, living in Orange County or surrounding areas. This group is intended to be a starting point for real life meetups but also continuing support via the inter webs.

Stripes of a Warrior

Our mission is to help Warriors fight cancer financially. We will offer financial assistance to individuals and families that are experiencing hardships after a cancer diagnosis.