WHERE ARTISTRY MEETS THERAPY
Every year, women diagnosed with breast cancer will likely face dramatic changes, both physical and emotional. The Treasured Chest Program was designed to support these women by allowing them to confront these changes directly, in a supportive, creative atmosphere.
The Keep A Breast Treasured Chest Program gives any woman diagnosed with breast cancer or testing positive with the BRCA1, BRCA2 Gene an opportunity to document her body and feelings by turning her casted torso into a beautiful work of art. These unique pieces, The Keep A Breast Foundation Breast Casts™, are one-of-a-kind plaster forms that combine sculpture, charity, and artistry. They communicate complex emotions about breast health and the female form, allowing the castee to capture a specific point in her life.
BREAST CAST NARRATIVE
Since 2013, we have directly supported over 680 women. Kits have been sent to women in all 50 states, with a large portion of those kits having gone to women under 40. This program is the foundation of KAB’s artistic approach to breast cancer support, dialogue, and community building. The casting process is a safe haven of expression for young women diagnosed with breast cancer, and the final product a starting point for continuing conversations. Breast casts are narratives that highlight the importance of confronting the challenges of breast cancer. Each is an outward expression of the castee’s inner beauty. “I’ve never felt so beautiful” is a common response from participants.
SUPPORTING ALL WOMEN
All women diagnosed with breast cancer or testing positive with the BRCA1, BRCA2 Gene are invited to apply and take part in this program. This includes women facing or recovering from the loss of a breast (mastectomy), partial removal of a breast (lumpectomy), or shrinkage of a breast caused by radiation, as well as previvors. Like-minded spas and salons interested in hosting local breast casting parties are also encouraged to participate in the program.
GET OR GIFT A TCP KIT
Treasured Chest Kit includes:
Keep A Breast Magazine
Keep A Breast Beanie
Cancer Hates Tea: A Unique Preventive and Transformative Lifestyle Change to Help Crush Cancer by Maria Uspenski
Miscellaneous KAB goodies such as i love boobies! bracelets
Miscellaneous Sephora items
Other miscellaneous personal care items
*Note all personal care and other such items are non-toxic
We ask for a $35 donation to cover our shipping and handling costs. The kits themselves, which are valued at $250, are complimentary. TCP kits are shipped on business days, generally within 24-48 hours of the order placement. Kits are shipped with UPS ground and typically arrive within 3-7 business days, depending on the destination.
We, of course, will place rush or next-day orders for people who need their kit quicker. Depending on the cost - the shipping donation may need to be increased in these cases. If you are looking to order a cast and need it ASAP, please notify us by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include “breast cast” in the subject line.