1. Pink Well Challenge Finalist Profile: Breast Impressions, Inc.


    Breast Impressions mission is to increase breast cancer awareness and fundraising to support breast cancer education, prevention and treatment.  Breast Impressions also donates breast casting kits to women who have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer, and would like to make a memory prior to surgery.  Breast Impressions is a 501(c) (3) Non-Profit Organization.

    We have two great accomplishments that just keep gaining momentum year after year.  Many women who have received our donated casting kits to make a memory share their pictures with us, and most importantly share with us how it helped in their healing.  We then feature these inspiring women in our annual breast cancer survivor calendar which in turn helps others. Our second greatest accomplishment would be the amount of funding we have provided to small community breast cancer outreach and projects through the auction of our beautiful breast cast art.

    Breast Impressions knows that making a memory has helped hundreds of women in their healing through breast cancer.  We know more women would want to take advantage of our program if they knew about it.  We are always looking for new ways to spread the news about our program.

    Breast Impressions funding comes solely from individuals and the sale of our beautiful breast cancer survivor’s calendar.  100% of the art auctions go to other breast cancer charities because we are a vehicle for their support.  We would use the funds to underwrite the cost of printing our calendars so all money raised through calendar sales would be used to make our breast casting kits, allowing us to reach more women.

    Making a memory with a donated breast cast can reach many more people we ever imagine.  Gladys, age 86 wanted to make the memory for her granddaughter to remember her by as she wasn’t going to undergo treatment.  Her bridge club helped make her memory cast, but we were contacted by her granddaughter eight months later to say Gladys had passed away.  She shared the cast was displayed at the funeral, and all those who saw it made a commitment to do their monthly breast self exams and get mammograms annually.  Gladys is raising awareness even after her passing.