“Not Your Typical” support systems for young women diagnosed with breast cancer before menopause

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, “What! You too? I thought I was the only one.”
~ C.S. Lewis

‘Not Your Typical’ Support Systems

As young women who belong to a “club” no one wants to join, we know the value of sharing this journey with each other. We host monthly “Tea and Talk” meetings in our homes, where we serve healthy snacks and green tea along with generous helpings of encouragement and laughter. Friends and family members are always welcome to participate too. We currently have fifteen support systems in four states, with more to come, nationwide. If you are interested in having one in your area, please contact us!


H.I.P. Chicks on the Town

We organize a variety of group activities where young survivors gather to enjoy each other’s company and forget about cancer for awhile. Dancing, bowling, movies, dinners, or a play are just a few of the ways we come together and celebrate living.


Vital Connections

Have a question? Need a friend? We connect people by phone, on-line, and in person. We provide referrals to many other support organizations and resources serving the needs of young women diagnosed with breast cancer.

Renew Restore Retreat

Treat yourself to one of our laid back weekend or daylong retreats for young survivors where we will pamper you, inspire you, relax you, and elicit smiles and laughter. Yoga, healthy and yummy food, time to share, things to learn, and fun hanging out together in peaceful settings will kick-start your inner harmony and nourish your spirit.

“Hope in a Tote”

Our “Hope Tote” bag contains a collection of encouraging, fun, and useful gifts and items that will help ease the physical and emotional challenges that newly diagnosed women may encounter during treatment.