We are proud to be featured again in this year's Giving Book, produced by The Society Guide to help Charlotte's philanthropy-minded community find worthwhile local nonprofits for their charitable giving. The feature focuses on the 1:1 Mentoring Program we offer to women and men experiencing breast cancer.
One of the most memorable experiences Tara has had as a mentor, was working with a young woman a year behind her ... [..] Read more
Our mission at Carolina Breast Friends is to embrace the breast cancer community in a positive environment. We provide resources and education through fellowship and mentoring during any point in the journey.
What does that look like in practice? Here's an inside view of a week in the life of the Pink House.
10:00AM Monday morning: The door to the Pink House opens and in walks a woman dressed in a business suit. ... [..] Read more
On June 1, 2019, more than 45 fearless heroes rappelled 17 stories down the face of the Hyatt House to raise awareness and funds for women and men with breast cancer!
Among the brave participants were Kurt Coleman, Jonathan Stewart and Roman Harper from the NFL; Chubby and two Checkmates from the Charlotte Checkers; breast cancer surgeons and medical professionals, the Judges' Choice Winner of Dancing with the Stars of Charlotte for the Pink House... [..] Read more
Carolina Breast Friends is currently seeking candidates to fill the position of Director of Programming & Volunteers. Continuing to grow and mature our program offerings and evaluation process remains a major priority for us, and this position is instrumental to that success.
If you are interested in this position, please review the Position Description (see link below). If you have the qualifications to effectively manage our volunteers, monthly programming, 1:1 mentoring program and multifaceted ... [..] Read more
Just in case you missed it, here's your bimonthly installment of Pink House News! In the February/March 2019 issue, read about Survivor Stuart Cojac, get up to speed on some enhancements to our support sessions, and learn about going "over the edge" to support our mission! That and more.
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Carolina Breast Friends was founded on the idea of breast cancer Survivors supporting each other with uplift, insight, and the compassion that comes from being on a common journey. It was the dream of our founder, Kristy Adams-Ebel--who was going through breast cancer and bringing to life the support she knew she wanted and could give in return (see story). Two of the primary ways we deliver this support today are our 1:1 ... [..] Read more
The possibility of breast cancer was not on Stuart Cojac's radar at all. That's why, in many ways, Stuart has his heart to thank for early detection and treatment of his breast cancer.
After having a heart attack and open heart surgery, Stuart's cardiologist kept him on a consistent schedule of check-ups and monitoring. During one of these visits at the end of 2002, Stuart asked his cardiologist to look at ... [..] Read more
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January is National Mentoring Month!
At Carolina Breast Friends, we understand the one-of-a-kind, meaningful support that mentoring provides. That's why our 1:1 Mentoring Program is so important to our mission. We match Survivors at any point in their breast cancer experience with other Survivors who have a similar diagnosis and treatment history but who are further down the road in navigating the journey.
Tara Walker--a Survivor who received mentoring ... [..] Read more
Each year we are honored to bestow The Kristy Adams-Ebel Angel Award to an individual who--like Kristy herself did in founding this organization--displays selfless acts of consistent and joyful service to breast cancer Survivors. In December, the award was given to Kathy Goodman, a breast cancer Survivor herself and a longtime volunteer for Carolina Breast Friends.
Kathy is a 13-year Survivor, diagnosed in 2005. She was among the Survivors who gathered ... [..] Read more