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Mission of "It's a Breast Thing"

Is to enrich the lives of local breast cancer patients on their journey to better health. We do this through:

  • grants to residents of Clinton, Eaton, Ingham & Shiawassee counties or those living outside the 4 county area but receiving their treatment in the named counties who have unmet needs related to their breast cancer treatment;

  • a fundraising "Event" showcasing the latest information on breast health, breast cancer prevention and treatment;

  • a themed bra decorating contest at the event;

  • a calendar with the contest winning bras modeled by local breast cancer survivors;

  • establishing a partnership with local providers and supporters of those in treatment for breast cancer.

It's a Breast Thing Non Profit Corporation is a collaborative effort of Suzi Wyman & Barb McKessy, and Dr. LaKeeya Tucker of Alliance OB/GYN who are committed to helping women with breast cancer in our local communities.

To purchase or inquire about an It's a Breast Thing Calendar please call 517-980-0357.
If you are a Breast Cancer Survivor and would like to become a Calendar Girl leave your name, number and email at 517-980-0357.


2020 is the "It's a Breast Thing Year of Giving"

We will be:

  • Speaking to groups to explain who we are and what we do.
  • Hosting small gatherings to spread the word about It’s a Breast Thing.
  • Awarding more grants to local breast cancer patients in financial need.

What you can do to help “It’s a Breast Thing” in 2020.

  • Connect us with breast cancer patients that you know who are in need.
  • Host an gathering or volunteer at one of the It’s a Breast Thing events.

Your financial support is always appreciated.

The Year of Giving will take the place of our event in October. Mark your calendars for our next event on Tuesday October 5th, 2021.

We invite you to please be involved in supporting our local breast cancer patients by attending, volunteering or hosting a gathering. Join us on Facebook to see what is happening.


The Morning Blend Interview


WSYM — Barb McKessy, Co-Founder of It's a Breast Thing, and Lori Battley-Williams, Owner of Young Bros & Daley, talk about what It's a Breast Thing is and their upcoming event to raise money to help breast cancer patients who are going through treatment with financial services.

2019 Event Winners

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2019 Event Photos

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