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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!!

Pink Out, Skyline High School of Mesa, AZ

January 26, 2015

Skyline High School Pink Out annual cancer fundraising event was held January 21,2015.   This is an event to raise money for and bring awareness to the need for cancer research.   Members of Bosom Buddies East Valley support group( Karen Schriver, Nancy Bergum, Dorothy Sisttie, Doreen Estrin, Oysia Komb, Susan Cook, Marty & Marvin Ingels, June […]

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Fountain of the Annual Sun Health Fair

January 26, 2015

Six faithful volunteers (Betty Baerg, Dorothy Sisttie, Doreen Estrin, Nancy Bergum, and Marty Ingels) served at the annual Fountain of the Sun Health & Wellness Fair 2015 on January 21, 2014, in Mesa, AZ.  There was  great attendance at the Health Fair and  an opportunity to meet community members.  Some attendees like to share their […]

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Bosom Buddies of Arizona Extends Thanks To The Safeway Foundation For Their Support

January 26, 2015

On behalf of Bosom Buddies of Arizona  board of directors and women diagnosed with breast cancer, their friends, family and caregivers, whom it serves, would like to thank The Safeway Foundation for its generous support of Bosom Buddies of Arizona. We would like to express our thanks to The Safeway Foundation Board Member’s and its […]

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West Valley Support Group Member Lives Life To The Fullest

January 14, 2015

Diane Rowello, a member of the West Valley support group was featured recently in an article by Danelle Dunn of the DAILY NEWS-SUN. Diane, diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011 states that she tries to live each day to the fullest by not letting cancer get in her way. This uplifting article titled “Peoria woman […]

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