Patient Programs

The devil whispered,”You cannot withstand the storm.” The Warrior replied,”I am the storm.” Come join us and become a warrior. Breast Friends offers a variety of programs to help women and their families. To learn more contact us at 503.598.8048 or via email at

Due to recent clarification of OSHA regulations, Breast Friends has updated our mask wearing policy.


Support Groups

The Walk & Talk Support Group is a great way for women going through a diagnosis of cancer to get out and move! Our walks and outdoor activites are designed to help women find the joy of movement amidst the lush beauty of the Pacific Northwest while making new friends. For listing of walks or additional questions, please contact Aimee Berg our Program coordinator at


Cancer Support Network

Hosted by our Programs Assistant Michelle Beck, Breast Friends Cancer Support Network is a live show Wednesdays at 9am Pacific Time. While interviewing a variety of guest speakers, including doctors, nutritionists, sex therapists, counselors, comedians and nurses to name a few; Michelle brings their unique perspectives with fresh information every week. To listen to Breast Friends Cancer Support Network go to VoiceAmerica Health & Wellness or search on the major podcast platforms. You can also join us as a Guest Speaker. To explore Sponsorship Opportunities starting at $1,000, please contact Michelle Beck at 310-801-1512 or email her at

Embrace what is, even if it isn’t the way you envisioned this portion of your life, and again look for the small wins.”

Sharon Henifin, Co-founder and author of Thriving Beyond Cancer.

PATIENT PROGRAM Brave & Beautiful

As partners in your breast cancer journey, we believe that patients and survivors are beautiful from the inside out. Brave & Beautiful is a monthly Portland Metro Area program that offers a free professional photography session. Our photographer will help provide a generous dose of happiness and sisterhood. Please contact our Patient Support Coordinator,Alyssa Beyer at 503.598.8048 or email her at


Breast Friends offers a Hope Closet stocked with accessories such as mastectomy bras, breast prosthesis, caps, scarves, wigs and post-surgical garments. All of these items are available to the LOCAL Portland Metro/SW Washington area free of charge for women with limited or no insurance coverage. Please contact our Patient Support Coordinator, Alyssa Beyer via email at

Cancer Retreat

Our weekend retreats, at the Oregon Coast, provide guidance for women who have finished their cancer treatment. Sharon Henifin, our co-founder and a cancer survivor herself, developed this program using life coaching principles and techniques. The three-day, two-night retreats are offered for a fee that includes workshop materials, food and lodging. Retreats for 2022 have been put on hold until further notice. If you have any questions please contact Alyssa Beyer, Patient Support Coordinator at 503.598.8048 or via email at

PATIENT PROGRAM Counseling Services

Dr. Sewing is a professional counselor and cancer survivor helping patients, survivors and their family members with marital and family issues, depression, anxiety, lack of energy. sexuality & intimacy and communication identity concerns. Free counseling services are available Fridays and Saturdays by appointment. To make an appointment contact our counselor Dr. Connie Sewing at 415.828.2312 or email her at We encourage a donation to Breast Friends to enable us to continue providing this valuable and free service to our community.