Here at KAB, we believe that grassroots action is key to larger awareness. We’ve learned that many young people are activists at heart, who want to play a part in the bigger and better good. So we’ve developed the DIY Action Initiative, a unique avenue for anyone to donate their time and influence the lives of others. This initative is an invitation to step in and start making a difference. Through DIY Action, anyone—individuals or groups—can organize their own KAB benefit show or custom fundraiser to support our mission.
DIY Action has become one of our most successful fundraising and awareness initatives. We encourage all types of ideas, and past events include dance competitions, comedy shows, art exhibitions, bakes sales, sports events, Breast Cast™ Galleries, and benefit shows headlined by influential musicians. DIY Action is also the perfect platform for college philanthropists, as student groups, fraternities and sororities are welcome to participate. Large or small, all events were successful and empowering examples of community outreach.
We provide participants with access to organizational assistance and supplies, such as Check Yourself! breast self exam cards and other educational materials. We also assist in areas such as event promotion. Finally, we provide access to online marketing and fundraising tools such as StayClassy.
100% of the proceeds from DIY fundraisers benefit The Keep A Breast Foundation. Participants are encouraged to share their experiences on the KAB website.
How does it support the KAB mission?
This initiative inspires local-level awareness and action. It helps spread awareness of breast cancer prevention and environmental health through grassroots campaigning, and brings our message to different interest groups. Most important, it empowers young people to better themselves and their communities, which in turn expands our network of breast health activists.
Can I participate?
DIY stands for “do-it-yourself”, and by “you” we mean any person or group with a good idea and the energy to pull it off. If you can demonstrate that you are inspired, welcome aboard!
All types have participated in the program. Small student groups have organized fundraisers. Community groups, sports teams, and local charities have set up events. Hundreds of bands have donated their time to play KAB benefit shows.
If you are interested in hosting a Keep A Breast Foundation Breast Cast™ Exhibition in your community, please submit an inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject title "Keep A Breast Foundation Breast Cast™ Exhibition."
Where do I start?
All participants must begin by submitting their idea and information on our online application. All applications must be received at least 6 weeks before the planned event date. Any additional questions please email to email@example.com. KAB Breast Casts™ are also trademarked, so participants must complete an agreement for approval.
Since 2011, MZ & Emmers, made up of Portland Thorns women’s professional soccer player, McCall Zerboni and nine-year-old “Emmers” Emma Bayer, have been raising funds for Keep A Breast's education and support programs.
This year marks the 6th anniversary of the Brewbies Festival. DIY action superstar Melanie Pierce started this festival to get the beer community she loves to spread the word about breast cancer prevention education.
MZ & Emmers Sports Bra teams up with amazing female athletes to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer prevention. Over the last 4 years they've supported Keep A Breast in our mission to eradicate breast cancer through education and we love them for it!
We are so pleased to announce that MZ & Emmers have just sold their 500th item and have raised over $34,000 in support of Keep A Breast!
This year marks the 5th anniversary of the Brewbies Festival. Five years ago Melanie Pierce would have never known that a small idea would become the center of her passion for breast cancer prevention and education. This is how she did it.
One of the best things about working for an international breast cancer non-profit is finding new people from all over the world who care about and support cancer prevention.
Most recently, international pop artist Mina Koo found out about Keep A Breast and wanted to do her part to make a difference.
This October, Keep A Breast and Katsuya San Diego will be working together to Roll out the Research by calling on local influencers and celebrities to create custom rolls using cancer-fighting ingredients!
During the month of October, Road Runner Sports has pledged to donate $1 to Keep A Breast Foundation for every bra that they help fit. They realize the importance of supporting a healthy lifestyle and will also give the women that they help fit a breast self-exam card.
Keep A Breast is here to help young people lower their risk of breast cancer, and is calling on you to help! The DIY Action Program was designed to equip you with the tools to educate you and the people around you with potentially life saving information.
Sept. 26, 2014, 10 p.m.
W Hotel Hollywood, CA
Sept. 27, 2014, 8 p.m.
UPSKY - 110 MOTOR PKWY HAUPPAUGE, NY 11788
Oct. 4, 2014, 2 p.m.
Hawthorne’s Backyard Bar and Grill, 1200 W. Hawthorne Lane, West Chicago, IL 60185
Oct. 18, 2014, 6 p.m.
ADX Portland 417 SE 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97214