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poem HomeBosom 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.)

 

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A Broadway Affair! A Musical Feast!!

Bosom Buddies takes a step into Arizona History at the Bosom Buddies Luncheon and Musical Melodies on Saturday, November 1, 2014. Musical Melodies featuring the magnificent voices of former Broadway Star Baurch Koritan and the talented Dawn Nave. The luncheon will be held at the Arizona Historical Society Museum at Papago Park in Tempe, Arizona.

It’s not too late to join us at this year’s event. We are still taking reservations!

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Kick Up Your Heels – 2013 Luncheon-A Smashing Success

The attendance of 150 guests at the 2013 Fashion Show and Volunteer Luncheon far exceeded expectations. Our luncheon, an annual event usually held in October, provides an opportunity for our longtime supporters and volunteers to get together in a social venue. Kiss Me Kate Fashions graciously provided the fashions worn by our models. The models were especially poignant as they were all breast cancer survivors who devoted their time. The Scottsdale Hilton provided outstanding service in  a beautiful setting that accommodated a wide range of numbers of guests. Thrilling us with their presence were 3 of Bosom Buddies founders: Lois Boubong, Mary O’Hanlon, and Dee Courtwright.

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Presented were the Bosom Buddies 2013 volunteers. These included the hot line volunteers who answer our 24/7 calls, our breast cancer support group facilitators, our community events volunteers, and our Board of Directors. This dedicated group of volunteers provide many hours of service to our organization.

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Left to right: Kathy, Paula, Sandra, Becky, Fran, June, Judy, Kaye, and Lula.

 

Honored with the first ever Lifetime Achievement Award were Wanda & Robert Vonderhaar. Wanda has been a Past President of Bosom Buddies, along with many other roles in Bosom Buddies. Throughout the years her husband Robert has been there with her, helping move the office and furniture, toting boxes back and forth to the conventions and many other things.

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Bosom Buddies Welcomes New Facilitator Of Ahwatukee Chandler Support Group

September 30, 2014

Bosom Buddies is pleased to announce Benji Tucker has accepted the position of facilitator of our Chandler/Ahwatukee breast cancer support group. President , Becky Chase tells us “I was so thrilled to get this email from Benji.” My name is Benji Tucker, and I have been a member with the Chandler/Ahwatukee since August 2009.  This group […]

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Ahwatukee – Chandler Support Group News – Sept 30, 2014

September 30, 2014

Hello Everyone, We did have a meeting on Saturday, we were small but still had a great conversation and visit I am happy to announce that Benji Tucker has graciously volunteered to step in the role of Facilitator for Ahwatukee/Chandler Bosom Buddies.  Benji is a 5 year survivor (anniversary this month in fact) and is […]

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East Valley Sept 2014 Featured Speaker Linda Burns – Hospice of the Valley for Non-profit

August 15, 2014

Linda Burns from Hospice of the Valley for Non-Profit will be the featured speaker about Healthcare Decisions.

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June 2014 West Valley Group Special Speaker Frank Nagy From KomenCanAZ

May 14, 2014

Thursday June  5th 6:30-8:30 PM Frank Nagy from KomenCanAZ will speak on survivorship. The West Valley Bosom Buddies support group meets in the LaQuinta Inn Suites at 16321 N. 83rd Ave, Peoria, AZ, the 1st Thursday of each month from 6:30-8:30 PM. Meetings are free of charge.

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