Thriving Beyond Cancer in Your Community

Breast Friends has developed and has been conducting Thriving Beyond Cancer workshops and retreats for several years in Portland, OR. Due to the tremendous success of the program, we are responding to the need and desire to bring this program to areas outside of Portland, OR.

We are inviting partnerships with hospitals as a way to extend their support services to their patients at a fraction of the cost of creating and developing your own “Thriving” workshop.

This workshop is for women who are finished with their cancer treatment and ready to move onto the next stage of their lives. We will bring our expertise to your patients to help to enhance their “Survivorship” experience. Breast Friends has been at the forefront of helping women survive not only the emotional impact of a cancer diagnosis, but are experienced in helping women move toward fulfillment of their dreams.

The two day workshop will start with an inspirational keynote address by Becky Olson, co-founder. This portion of the program is open to the patient and her friends/family. The rest of the workshop will be for the patient only. Lead by Sharon Henifin, Co-founder, we will focus on key areas of Survivorship including:

  • Overcoming Fear
  • Positive Psychology-self talk
  • Life Balance
  • Setting Priorities
  • Coping skills
  • Life Planning
  • Achieving Your Dreams

If you are a hospital provider and would like to extend services to your patients beyond their treatment plan without the major expense of a full-time program, please consider Breast Friends as a resource for providing this much needed program.


  • Minimum participation 10
  • Maximum 100
  • Facility to accommodate round tables of 6-8
  • On-site Audio/Visual
  • Breakfast and lunch for participants – both days (optional)


  • Sharon Henifin: Sharon is a 17 year breast cancer survivor, a certified life coach and participating author in Steven Covey’s GPS for Success.
  • Becky Olson: Becky is a three time breast cancer survivor, professional speaker, and published author.

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Becky or Sharon at 503-598-8048, or toll free at 1-888-386-8048