Pink-Ribbon Boudoir
for breast-cancer survivors

A unique brand of boudoir photography for breast-cancer survivors to help heal emotional scars in their heart & soul.

Imagine survivors coming together Way Out West in a luxurious B&B, dressed and draped in silky lacy things, treated to hair/makeup/nails surrounded by encouragement and laughter. Where private boudoir photo sessions foster strength and confidence to reveal a woman's beauty, creating striking images for keepsake photobooks to give her memories and validation forever, all at no cost to them.

We did that, a 2012 daylong pilot project in Helena, Montana. Warmly received by the survivors, local media and contributing businesses alike, Montana's event proved that this unique approach to healing can work well as post-operative therapeutic care for breast cancer survivors. Pink-Ribbon Boudoir Gallery

And now we're doing it again—a half-weekend photo retreat in Tucson August 2022!

August 2022 Photo Retreat @ pinkribbonboudoir.com

The Tucson Plastic Surgery
PINK-RIBBON BOUDOIR PROJECT

Thanks to our top-tier $10,000 Crystal naming-sponsors TUCSON PLASTIC SURGERY, Drs. Mahabir and Kurtovic, specialists in aesthetic breast reconstruction for cancer survivors.

Kimberly Maisto of Keller Williams Southern Arizona
Beautiful 4,000-sqft desert-home venue donated by our $4,000 in-kind Gem sponsor, including her daughter Jillian Ortiz's Meta Beauty Studio AZ out back where she'll style hair along with the makeup/nails salon providers.



Celebrating a Survivor's Beauty at Any Age, Any Stage—
to come back to beauty, back to sexy, back to fun & feeling pretty.

 

Our Mission
To improve the mental and emotional health for survivors of breast cancer moving through their new journey of healing by inspiring hope and encouragement; to enhance self-image and confidence in a group setting while bonding with other survivors; and through future public photo exhibits to raise public awareness and compassion for breast cancer by giving a face to survivors embracing their new normal.

Our Vision
Recognizing the emotional and physical stress and loss one goes through during treatment and therapy for breast cancer just to stay alive, it is our goal to help provide resources to rebuild positive body esteem, self-love and personal attractiveness all at no cost to them—survivors have been through and lost so much already.

There is no shortage of survivors—let's help mend lives.
By sponsoring this event your generosity will help provide 7 survivors with free services, education and private photo shoots in celebration of transformation—a half-weekend retreat filled with personal attention, camaraderie and bonding at a gorgeous desert home sharing meals, hair/makeup/nails, photo sessions and relaxing poolside followed later by keepsake photobooks to treasure always. Seeing their own beauty and celebrating survival together is key since no one knows the breast-cancer journey unless one has walked in their shoes. Now they will walk in stilettos or cowboy boots from the photographer's extensive collection in a client wardrobe for survivors to "shop."

How to Sponsor

But who can come?
Whether physical treatment happened awhile ago or a survivor emerges fresh from her ordeal, the emotional scarring can endure. We are seeking survivor nominees till closing June 29th, a drawing soon after to select 7 winners; however, the top-tier donors can also send a survivor of their own choosing to the event. With greater fundraising success we can host another photo event, and another, to reach ever more survivors with this gift of healing.

Nominate a survivor you know or love!
Anyone can nominate, more than one's O.K., and survivors may nominate themselves. Nominations close June 29, 2022, with a blind drawing by Oro Valley Chamber on June 30 for 5 winners—Crystal sponsors send 2 survivors of their choosing for 7 total participants. Contact us to nominate.

What Survivors say about their Pink-Ribbon Boudoir Experience:
"I love it. All I see is pretty."

“Jana made me finally feel like a woman again.”

"This is a neat way to feel beautiful and sexy even if you've lost your breasts."

"For survivors, it's a validation that they are whole and attractive and desirable."

"When I was diagnosed with breast cancer they took my breast and they probed it, drilled it, augered it, cut it, and finally they cut it off. I lost the sense of intimacy and pleasure with my body, and dressing up helped bring it back."

"It's not what God gave me, but my new normal is still beautiful. We lose a lot of self-esteem—I had a double mastectomy and I'm still scarred."

"I hope this can become a regular part of post-therapy for breast-cancer survivors."

"You have left me with a memory that I will carry on for years to come."
 

Sponsor Pink-Ribbon Boudoir to give the gift of beauty and confidence to a survivor you know and love—or don't know!
Most everyone has been touched by breast cancer in some way. This is something positive you can do to help someone heal, one survivor at a time.

More info & photos at pinkribbonboudoir.com

[Images from the Montana pilot plus two lovely survivors from Tubac and Sahuarita, Arizona.]



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