Cancer Sucks. Period. I was diagnosed two months after my wedding and right after my 39th birthday with HER2+ breast cancer with five cancerous lymph nodes. I found a group of girlfriends, starting with Kaye and Suzanne in the picture above, who were also young members of Kappa Kappa Kancer (the sorority no woman wants to join). These ladies became my squad and we found a common bond in our madness. We had lunch at fabulous Beverly Hills restaurants and compared boob jobs in the bathroom. We laughed and cried and scared everyone at nearby tables with our nipple discussions. We called ourselves "Breasties" and found comfort in our shared experience of being too young to deal with this shit. We ain't your grandma, so don't even go there. We have children to raise, dreams to realize and mountains to climb. We welcome other young ladies into our club and we give them the freedom to laugh at things like pooping your pants, dry vaginas and boobs that are hard as coconuts. We are the next generation of cancer fighters. We are part of Cancer Free Generation. And one day, when our faces look 80 but our fake tits look 19, we will talk about the old days, when cancer was a thing we helped raise money to defeat. #Breasties #BreastFriends
Team Breast Friends invites anyone who has been diagnosed with breast cancer or anyone who loves someone who has been diagnosed with breast cancer to join us for the Power of Tower 5K Run/Walk and help raise money for cancer research. The sisterhood that forms between the warriors of this specific cancer, especially for pre-menopausal women under 45, is like no other. Team Founders Suzanne Asherson, Kaye Steinsapir and Erin Cummings met at the UCLA Santa Monica chemo room during various stages of their treatment and recovery and formed an irreplaceable bond immediately. After one fateful and fabulous Brentwood lunch, which included show and touch in the bathroom, the ladies termed themselves "Breasties" and started a tradition that continues to grow. The lunches have expanded to include more Los Angeles-based Breasties and are usually filled with tips on everything from the effects of chemo-induced early menopause to eyebrow tattooing to simply the frustrations that come with cancer. There are a few tears, always a lot of laughs, but the sisterhood of the traveling boob show remains. We hope that you will join our team and help us raise money to fight ALL forms of cancer. We welcome you on March 11th to gather with us (we're a lot of fun!), but if you can't join us, please consider donating what you can - if we can't have you, we'll take your money! Please feel free to share this team page with any friends who would like to join us for this epic day.
With love, Erin & Tom
Tower Cancer Research Foundation
Tower Cancer Research Foundation has been the Southern California cancer patient’s greatest ally since 1996. As a Southern California-focused cancer research foundation, TCRF is known for its stellar reputation, professionally vetting research programs and maximizing the impact of donor-investors. In the last decade, TCRF has raised over $25 million to support our mission of funding grants for clinical trials and innovative scientific research. These dollars have led to the approval of 15 new cancer drugs and the expansion of treatment options for cancer patients all over the world. In addition, TCRF offers an expanding range of lectures, support groups, workshops, and classes that are provided free to the cancer community through our The Magnolia House Program.
About Cindy Harris
Please join us for a special cause - the Power of Tower 5K Walk/Run - honoring the life of Cindy Harris who lost her 6 year battle with Breast Cancer in March 2017. Cindy was only 40 and the mother of two young daughters, Ashley and Emma, when she passed. Cindy was diagnosed with Stage III Breast Cancer at the incredibly young age of 34, while pregnant with her youngest daughter. Cindy left no stone unturned, and was a tireless fighter for her and her family. Please help us honor this amazing Woman, Mother, Daughter, Sister, Wife, and Friend by supporting a cause near and dear to her heart – to make the next generation a Cancer Free Generation.