This Is My Story
This is My Story allows individuals to share—through written or video testimony—the impact breast cancer has had on their lives. Keep A Breast has published hundreds of personal stories and no two are the same. Some are expressions of strength, others of emotional hurdles, and others of day-to-day challenges. All are reminders that there is no “normal” personal response to breast cancer and that the impact of cancer does not discriminate. Everyday young people discover that their stories have themes similar to those of the celebrity athletes and musicians who have told theirs. We’ve heard over and over that these stories make people feel less isolated and more likely to seek support. Keep A Breast records these testimonies and posts them on this website, as well our YouTube channel and various social media outlets. Click here to see the This Is My Story album on our Facebook!
How does it support the KAB Mission?
This program contributes to KAB’s efforts to build a global community of breast cancer support for young people. Each story is a conversation starter; the potential beginning of an ongoing dialogue. These narratives present multiple, complex emotions in a simple manner, and encourage young people to seek further support and information.
Can I participate?
Anyone of any age who has been affected by breast cancer is welcome to submit a This is My Story testimony. Past participants range from junior high school students to Warped Tour band members.
Where do I start?
Anyone can take part in This is My Story, quickly and easily. Simply visit our YouTube channel to view completed This is My Story videos. To submit your own story, simply print out our PDF and complete it. Scan the document and email to email@example.com , or mail to:
This is My Story c/o
The Keep A Breast Foundation
811 Traction Ave, #2A
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Mercedes Arn-Horn of Canadian Pop Punk band, Courage My Love, shares her breast cancer story of courage and hope. When she was 15 years old she met a 20 year old breast cancer survivor who changed her life. This is her story.
Surfer and survivor Sharishta Shourie was diagnosed with breast cancer at the young age of 25. If she could go back, she would choose not to have cancer, but she wouldn’t trade what the experience showed her about the loving people in her life.
KAB ambassador and Pierce The Veil lead singer, Vic Fuentes actually wrote the song "A Match Into Water" about an ex-girlfriend who was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Bridget Silvestri, wife of legendary comic book artist and publisher Marc Silvestri gets breast casted for Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo and shares her breast cancer story.
Kimmy McAtee of the Keep A Breast Foundation recaps on Create + Cultivate, the one day get away filled with creative workshops and hosted by top bloggers, influencers and craftsman.
Margaux is not only an amazing surfer but also a Keep A Breast Ambassador with a passion for our cause that will get anyone wanting to be involved.
Breast cancer survivor, Jennifer Delagado shares her story and how it has impacted her life.
Shredderz skate shop in Decatur, TX has always been a huge supporter of the Keep A Breast foundation as breast cancer is a cause near and dear to the owner, P.J. See the story JP's mom shared with us of her personal journey with breast cancer.
Proud activist and artist, Ashley Jones shares her story after participating in our recent American Rag and LABART breast cast exhibition.