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 19 & 20, 2022!

link to more info: 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.
&
PHOTO RETREAT—Kimberly Maisto of Keller Williams Southern Arizona
Donated use of her spectacular 4,000 sq. ft. desert home for the retreat as our $2,500+ 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. Kimberly Maisto


PHOTO EXHIBIT—The Post Workspaces
Chelle Peterson donated use of her spacious, beautiful venue for our photo exhibit on
Sunday, Dec. 4, 4:00pm–6:00, 7400 N Oracle Rd.
Sponsor Hour for sponsors donating ≥$250 + special guests.
Come for the survivors' canvas photographs, stay for the food trucks & silent auction!
The Post Workspaces


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 emotional health of survivors by inspiring hope and encouragement in a group setting to bond in sisterhood, to enhance self-image and confidence seeing beautiful photos of themselves, and 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 the generosity of our many sponsors helped provide 7 survivors with free services, education and private photo shoots in celebration of transformation—a half-weekend boudoir-photo retreat filled with personal attention, camaraderie and bonding at a gorgeous desert home sharing meals and pampering with free hair/makeup/nails/wardrobe, 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."

Although we've reached our funding goals for the August photo retreat we are fundraising
for the public photo exhibit December 4th, 2022!

link to website pinkribbonboudoir.com where all sponsors-to-date are listed, plus How to Sponsor

Who's coming to the photo retreat?
Whether physical treatment happened awhile ago or a survivor emerges fresh from her ordeal, the emotional scarring can endure. We gathered survivor nominees from the Tucson area and drew 5 winners June 30. Our top-tier Crystal donors could also send 2 survivors of their choosing for a total of 7 at the event. With greater fundraising success we can host another photo event, and another, to reach ever more survivors with this gift of healing.

Public Photo Exhibit
Hosted by The Post Workspaces we will showcase about 40 large canvas photographs of survivors to help raise breast-cancer awareness and touch hearts, promoting the event as we thank our sponsors—with food trucks & silent auction!

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 lovely survivors from Arizona's Tubac, Sahuarita and Tucson.]



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