Mission and Goals
Rethink Breast Cancer's mission is to empower young people worldwide who are concerned about and affected by breast cancer. Rethink is the first-ever, Canadian breast cancer charity to bring bold, relevant awareness to the 40s and under crowd; foster a new generation of young and influential breast cancer supporters; infuse asass and style into the cause; and, most importantly, respond to the unique needs of young women going through it. By taking a breakthrough approach to all aspects of breast cancer - education, resources, and advocacy, community building, and fundraising. Rethink is thinking differently about breast cancer.
How Your Contribution Helps
Rethink has helped thousands of young women with breast cancer by providing resources and networks, reminding them that getting breast cancer in your 20’s, 30’s and 40’s doesn’t have to be isolating.
Our 'Talking To Your Kids About Breast Cancer' and 'The Kids' Guide To Mommy's Breast Cancer' are just some of the ways we're supporting young families dealing with breast cancer.
When I was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer at 27 years of age, one of things that helped me cope with the disease, treatment, and everything that followed was attending various retreats, conferences and events where I could meet other young women like me. Not only did we have the opportunity to learn lots about the various facets of the cancer experience, but we did it together. One of the most outstanding events that I attended was Rethink’s Breast Fest Film Festival. At a time of darkness and isolation, Breast Fest was an event where I got to travel to Toronto, stay at a nice hotel, get dressed up, connect with amazing women, and watch great films together. - Dawn