Our Services

You Are Not Alone

In the many moments after diagnosis it will be important to remember that you are NOT alone. Women are diagnosed with cancer all over this country each and every day. Thousands of physicians, nurses, researchers, foundations, and individuals are working to heal, to cure and to eradicate this disease on behalf of each and every one of you. May you find some comfort in that reality.

Many things will be required of you as you fight this disease: You will be called upon to be strong, brave, organized, and focused. Whatever your individual circumstances are, you will need help. Breast Friends has created programs to meet the patient’s needs at different point in her journey.

Please note: Not all programs are available in all areas. Please contact your local Affiliate to inquire about program availability.  If there is not an affiliate in your area, please call our national office at 1-888-386-8048

“Breast Friends programs are heartfelt and really offer unique ideas to friends and family members. They are one of our greatest success stories. Thank you for all you do in the fight against breast cancer. I am proud to know you!”

—Christine McDonald
Executive Director, Susan G. Komen Foundation
Oregon and SW Washington Affiliate

Oregon/Western Washington Support Groups

If you enjoy crafts, share something you’ve created and you just might inspire others to give it a whirl. If you have a favorite book, bring it along and tell us why you like it so much. And, if you like to cook, bring a recipe – and samples, of course! The purpose is simply to get together and connect with each other.

Don’t forget to bring your favorite potluck dish to share, if you are coming to one of our evening groups.

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Pete Anderson Realty Office
10610 SE Washington St
Portland, OR 97216
Meets: 3rd Monday of each month
Contact: Andrea Jarvis, 503.422.2422,
email: andih2o@yahoo.com
Reedville Cafe
7575 SW Tualatin Valley Hwy
Hillsboro, OR 97123
Meets: 3rd Friday of each month,
Contact: Debbie Vuylsteke, ph: 503.998.4094,
email: debbievuylsteke@frontier.com
Milwaukie Providence
10150 SE 32nd Ave
Milwaukie, OR 97222
Meets: 3rd Thursday of each month, 6:00-8:00pm
Contact: Sharon Sullivan, ph. 503.701.2628,
email: sharonsullivan@juno.com
Salem Health (Bldg B) Rm B-1-1

665 Winter St
Salem, OR 97301
Meets: 3rd Thursday of each month, 6:00-8:00pm
Contact: Marianne McNally, ph. 503.409.4389,
email: mariannemm@comcast.net
Breast Friends Office, Suite 201

14050 SW Pacific Hwy
Meets: 4th Thursday of each month, 6:00-8:00pm
Contact: Sharon Henifin, ph: 503.598.8048,
email: sharon@breastfriends.org
Legacy  Mt. Hood Medical Center
24800 SE Start St (Cascade Bldg) Rm B 1-2
3rd Thursday of each month
Contact: Sharon Henifin, ph: 503.598.8048
email: sharon@breastfriends.org
(Girls Breakfast Out)
Saffron’s Specialized Medical
13215 SE Mill Plain Blvd Ste C-4
Vancouver, WA 98684
last Saturday of the month 10:00am
MollyJo, ph: 503.504.2107,
Schedule and locations:
1st Thursday
Downtown PDX, meet at 12pm at Salmon Spring Fountain for a 2-3 mile lunchtime walk around the bridges
2nd Thursday
– NE PDX, meet at 10am at Laurelhurst Park
3rd Thursday
– SE PDX, meet at 10am at Mt Tabor
4th Thursday
– Gresham, meet at 10am at Sandy River Delta (perfect for dog owners!)
Register: I’m coming!
Not required, but helpful for organizer
East Multnomah Salem Clackamas West WA County Tigard Vancouver Gresham
3rd Mon 6-8pm 3rd Thur 6-8pm 3rd Thur 6-8pm 3rd Fri 5-7pm 4th Thur 6-8pm Last Sat 10:00-noon 3rd Thur 6-8pm
Jan 16 Jan 19 Jan 19 Jan 20 Jan 26 Jan 28 Jan 19
Feb 20 Feb 16 Feb 16 Feb 17 Feb 23 Feb 25 Feb 16
Mar 20 Mar 16 Mar 16 Mar 17 Mar 23 Mar 25 Mar 16
Apr 17 Apr 20 Apr 20 Apr 21 Apr 27 Apr 29 Apr 20
May 15 May 18 May 18 May 19 May 25 May 27 May 18
Jun 19 Jun 15 Jun 15 Jun 16 Jun 22 Jun 24 Jun 15
Jul 17 Jul 20 Jul 20 Jul 21 Jul 27 Jul 29 Jul 20
Aug 21 Aug 17 Aug 17 Aug 18 Aug 24 Aug 26 Aug 17
Sep 18 Sep 21 Sep 21 Sep 15 Sep  28 Sep 30 Sep 21
Oct 16 Oct 19 Oct 9 Oct 20 Oct 26 Oct 28 Oct 9
Nov 20 Nov 16 Nov 16 Nov 17 No Mtg* Nov 25 Nov 16
Dec 18 Dec 21 Dec 21 Dec 15 No Mtg* Dec 30 Dec 21

 *Holiday schedule

Updated: 1/24/2017


Community Outreach

Program support is needed

Raising awareness about a woman’s need for support and friendship during cancer treatment is a very important part of our messaging. Breast Friends provides speakers and presenters to large and small groups alike. Our presentations include vital medical, social, emotional and physical information targeted to ensuring that each woman is able to get the support she needs. Laced with humor, encouragement and insight, these presentations are an important way for the work of helping women from diagnosis through treatment to continue.