is committed to empowering women and girls to preserve their breast health so that they can protect their own lives as well as the next generation and the generations that follow. Our goal is to educate, motivate, and inspire women and girls to protect their breast health. is powered by, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the most reliable, complete, and up-to-date information about breast cancer. The mission is to help women and their loved ones make sense of the complex medical and personal information about breast health and breast cancer, so they can make the best decisions for their lives. was founded in 2000 by Marisa C. Weiss, M.D., a globally recognized breast oncologist. One of Dr. Weiss’s passions is to prevent breast cancer from happening in the first place through education on breast health.

Our Team


Anne Altomare

Executive Assistant

"Breast health means eating right, exercising, doing monthly self-exams and getting yearly mammograms."

Jamie DePolo

Senior Editor

"For me, it’s impossible to separate breast health from total body health; to keep my whole body healthy, I eat unprocessed foods, including grass-fed meats and cheeses from humanely raised and slaughtered animals, avoid gluten and sugar, get at least eight hours of sleep each night, and work out or walk every day."

Caroline Durham

Content Manager

"Breast health, to me, is one part of my overall health and wellness. It’s staying active and making thoughtful food, product, and lifestyle choices. And it’s important to me that my choices minimize my impact on our environment and future generations."

Patty Evans

VP of Finance

"As a breast cancer survivor, breast health is making healthy choices to reduce the risk of recurrence for me and helping my family to keep healthy by eating lots of vegetables from our garden and hiking whenever we can."

Ashley Hollander

Associate Development Officer

"Breast health means overall mind, body, and soul check-ins on a regular basis. It means making smart and informed decisions about my food, exercises, and my impact on the environment. It means educating myself and others on breast exams and lifestyle choices to help minimize the risk of breast cancer all around me."

Melissa Jenkins

Community Director

"Breast health for me is accepting, growing with, and adjusting to the changes of my body and breasts. Having gone through childbearing, breastfeeding and entering menopause, I vow to stay informed and make healthy and positive lifestyle choices. It is what I owe to my body and to my family. "

Lisa Kline

VP of Marketing and Communications

"My breast health means living a full and energetic life to keep up with my boys! This means making smart, informed choices everyday to stay healthy."

Rita Lusen

VP of Development

"Breast Health means making the right choices and doing the right actions to keep myself as healthy and happy as possible and to reduce my risk of a recurrence."

Cindy Pelton

Director of Special Gifts

"For 10 years, I have been learning about the things I can do everyday to lower my risk of ever hearing the words 'you have breast cancer,' like my mother did. By implementing these lifestyle changes I have influenced my three children. They know how to protect their lives as well. I believe these changes will impact my families’ overall and long term health. "

Suzanne Rizzo

Grants Manager

"Healthy breasts are an important part of my overall physical and mental health. For me this means continuously educating myself, regularly examining my breasts, advocating for my breast health with my doctors, eating copious amounts of vegetables, swimming and hiking regularly, surrounding myself with adorable animals, and maintaining fun and meaningful relationships."

Megan Schrier

Senior Designer

"Breast health to me means being aware of my body and treating it well by making good choices with what I put on and in it, as well as keeping active!"

Marisa Weiss, MD

Chief Medical Officer and Founder of

"Protecting your precious breast health gives all women and girls helps reduce the risk of breast cancer and increases the chance of leading a longer, safer and happier life."

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Hope Wohl


“I want to do everything I can to make sure that every woman knows that she has real power to reduce her risk of breast cancer by living a breast healthy lifestyle. For me, living a breast healthy life includes all facets of my life, and I try every day to create a life filled with healthy food, yoga, gardening, swimming, music, meaningful work, relaxation, sleep, and quality time with the important friends and family in my life.”

Maura Wynn

Event Manager

"Breast Health means taking the steps now to help reduce my risk for breast cancer. The plus is that eating healthy and exercising also gives me energy to run around with my two kids and enjoy each day to its fullest!"