Bosom Buddies of Arizona is an organization of caring volunteers who have personal experience dealing with the challenges of breast cancer. Our mission is to provide support through the sharing of common experiences and knowledge. Bosom Buddies has monthly breast cancer support groups, a 24/7 hotline, educational programs, and a free breast cancer newsletter. Our goal is to assure women they are not alone in their journey through breast cancer.

If you have found a breast lump, have been diagnosed with breast cancer, have a friend or loved one who might benefit from our services, use our support or just need someone to talk to, please call or e-mail us.

  • Call our hotline and an operator will link you to a trained breast cancer survivor to answer your questions. Hotline: 602.231.6648
  • You can also send an e-mail to info@bosombuddies-az.org. Though we act as quickly as possible to answer your e-mail questions or provide information, it may take up to 24 hours for you to receive a response from someone on our team. If your needs are more immediate, please call our hotline.
  • If you would like more information about our support groups, please see our support page.

Please check our web page Breast Cancer Information Resources for information on our free publication “Navigating Your Breast Cancer Journey – Maricopa County Resources”.

From Amanda, a member of our Circle of Help Advanced Breast Cancer group: “I was diagnosed in 2009 with Stage 4 Breast Cancer. For a long time I couldn’t find assistance for my needs. Finally I was introduced to Bosom Buddies. From then on I was filled with so much information. The group of women there are so amazing. We give each other moral support, strength, and comfort during the rough days of our journey with Metastatic Breast cancer. Metastatic Breast cancer needs financial support and knowledge more now than ever. One way we are getting some assistance is through the Bosom Buddies clothing bins, these bins are placed around the city.” (Her daughter shares: The meetings are extended to the families as well. I am able to talk freely about my fears and have made great friends.)

Bosom Buddies of Arizona is pleased to announce that Erma Shaw has joined the organization as its new Executive Director.

Bosom Buddies of Arizona is pleased to announce that Erma Shaw has joined the organization as its new Executive Director.

After a thorough search, we feel fortunate to welcome such an outstanding leader to our organization. Erma’s commitment and enthusiasm for our mission to provide support to those diagnosed with breast cancer, and their families, through the sharing of common experiences and knowledge through personal contacts, hotline, support groups, social media, and educational materials is matched only by her experience in leading a nonprofit organization and serving as a volunteer for United Way in multiple capacities. Her expertise comes at a key moment for Bosom Buddies of Arizona as we move our organization forward and consider increasing support and services offered to the community.

Penske Automotive Group donation check presentation to Bosom Buddies of Arizona

Our heartfelt thanks to the clients, owners, and employees of Penske Automotive Group for this very generous donation!!

Applying for Social Security Benefits With a Disability?

May 1, 2015

Many times women are unaware that there’s financial assistance available for them when they become ill and medical bills pile up. For information, read this informative article written by Deanna Power, Content Contributor, Disability Benefits Center.

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Thank You To Our Community Of Supporters

April 22, 2015

Lorraine Grossenbach and Erma Shaw at McCormick Ranch Women’s Association (M.R.W.A.) luncheon where Bosom Buddies of Arizona was one of the organizations awarded a charitable contribution.  

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Ahwatukee Chandler Support Group Featured Speaker Holly Rose

February 13, 2015

On Saturday, February 14th, Holly Rose, from “Don’t be Chump, Check for a Lump” is our guest speaker. The focus of her presentation will be on prevention and resources available, to both survivors and anyone else. We will meet from 10:00 am. – 12:00 pm., at Desert Cove Nursing Center, on the north side of […]

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East Valley Support Group Upcoming Featured Speakers – Feb, Mar 2015

February 7, 2015

Tuesday, February 10, 2015, our featured speaker will be Susanne Stacey. Susanne has interesting stories about fundraising for Bosom Buddies and especially the clothes bin stories. Tuesday, March 10, 2015, the featured speaker will be Dr. Andrea Brennan, OTR/L, CLT-LANA, Lymphedema Specialist at Health South Scottsdale Rehabilitation Hospital, Lymphedema Management Program. Andrea is a wonderful […]

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