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 which provide education, community and support to women and their families. To learn more contact us at 503.598.8048 or via email at



Support Groups

The Walk & Talk Groups are 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 a listing of walks please check our calendar or contact Aimee Berg our Program coordinator at

PATIENT PROGRAM Creative Connections

This art based program meets once a month to explore various topics related to the human experience through art. It’s a fun, reflective, judgment free, safe space where creativity leads us on a journey of self expression and connection. Creative connections provides a time and space for self care, stress release and an opportunity to connect with ourselves and others in a meaningful way.  No prior art experience is necessary to participate. To register please visit our registration page. For more information, contact our Programs Coordinator, Aimee Berg at


Fiber Friends is a wonderful opportunity to gather with people who understand what you’re going through, build social connections, and  share your story and passion for fiber crafts. Practicing knitting and other yarn crafts can help reduce stress and provide a practical and creative skill to share with others, as well as a productive way to help fill the hours many women experience waiting while in medical offices or during treatment. Fiber Friends meets the first Tuesday  evening of each month, 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 survivors, thrivers doctors, authors, and counselors; 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 $250, please contact Michelle Beck at 310-801-1512 or email her at

PATIENT PROGRAM Team Breast Friends

Bringing together a group of breast cancer survivors, fighters and supporters who are interested in walking or running events throughout the Portland Metro area.  Knowing the value exercise has in all areas of health and especially to cancer survivors, we welcome and encourage all levels and paces! For more info please contact Christine Poulin at

“The fellowship that Breast Friends programs  provide is priceless.  Meeting with other women who have been through cancer makes my journey easier to walk. Breast Friends is so valuable.” 

Glenna – A Warrior Sister

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.