Breast Cancer Support: Sharing Encouragement & Support
The Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support program at the Women’s Center of Jacksonville is dedicated to improving the lives of women affected by breast cancer. Compassionately and respectfully, we educate, support and advocate so that women are empowered to make informed decisions concerning their health.
Whether you need information, resources, or support, Bosom Buddies offers the help you need when you need it.
We provide a variety of information and resources to women affected by breast cancer including free educational materials, mastectomy bras, wigs and prostheses at no charge. Additionally, Bosom Buddies provides information and referrals to uninsured or under-insured women needing breast health care in the Jacksonville area.
Breast Cancer Support Group: Mondays, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Bosom Buddies hosts a free weekly breast cancer support group meeting on Monday evenings at the Women’s Center of Jacksonville. The support group focuses on “caring and sharing” and “survivorship education,” providing the opportunity for breast cancer survivors to share their personal cancer journey experiences and learn new ways to increase their quality of life. The group consists of women of all ages in all stages of their cancer journey: newly diagnosed women, women in treatment, women who are now cancer-free, and occasionally caregivers. Bobbi de Córdova-Hanks, a 29 year breast cancer survivor, facilitates this group.
Bosom Buddies provides presentations on breast health and breast cancer free of charge for both individuals and community organizations.
Each year, several local bands play at River City Brewing Company in a charity concert for Bosom Buddies, a program of the Women’s Center of Jacksonville that supports women with breast cancer. A silent auction is held concurrently for the cause. Attendees receive a free drink and appetizers with admission. Remission Rocks brings in a good portion of the funding needed to help Bosom Buddies carry on its work in our community. Bosom Buddies provides women in the greater Jacksonville area with free support, education and, most importantly, hope.
Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Ticket price includes one drink and appetizers.