We are pleased to announce our top-tier Crystal naming-sponsors
Dr. Silvia Kurtovic & Dr. Raman Mahabir. (linked below)

Kimberly Maisto of Keller Williams Southern Arizona
We welcome our Gem venue sponsor (linked below) donating use of her beautiful 4,000 sq. ft. desert home with pool and its own salon studio out back. (see Sponsorship for photos)

This Just In! PUBLIC PHOTO EXHIBIT Sunday, December 4, 2022, 4:00p.m.–6
The Post Workspaces, 7400 N Oracle Rd., Ste. 150, Tucson, Arizona
We also welcome our new Gem venue sponsor donating use of The Post's large and beautiful space to feature our exhibit.
Come for the survivors' photographs, stay for the food trucks and silent auction!

Celebrating a survivor's beauty at any age, any stage—
to come back to beauty, back to sexy, back to fun and feeling pretty.

Drawing from 32 nominations we have 5 Survivors who won the all-paid
Pink-Ribbon Boudoir photo retreat in August 2022
plus 2 selected by our Crystal Sponsor Tucson Plastic Surgery.
Mel Blumenthal
Gerri Rasinski
Nicole Melonis
Kaiona Villegas
Melissa Valenzuela
Mary Rigdon
Martha Diaz

What is Pink-Ribbon Boudoir?
Brain child of Jana M. Suchy and her Way Out West Creative boudoir photography, Pink-Ribbon Boudoir is a small gathering of breast-cancer survivors treated to a half-weekend retreat with all the amenities to build bonds of sisterhood—a gathering with food, hair/makeup/nail services, a client boudoir wardrobe of pretty things to wear and individual, private-photo sessions. The generosity of sponsors and donors will provide these services free of charge in celebration of survival and transformation.

In the days and weeks following the event each survivor will select her favorite images through an in-person photo review with the photographer, who then custom-designs a personalized keepsake photobook for each survivor to treasure always.

Seeing their own beauty and celebrating survival together is key since no one knows the breast-cancer journey unless you have walked in their shoes—the camaraderie borne of enjoying the experience together encourages self-acceptance with reassurances that they are not alone.

The surgeon did a terrible job on her. She won't dress in front of me and is ashamed. This would help. Every woman going through this deserves it.
I am nominating my mother because she is strong & beautiful, even if she does not always feel that way.
A single mother of 3 beautiful girls and handling this battle with grace. A true inspiration to her girls and the women who surround her.

Our Mission
To improve the emotional health of survivors by inspiring hope and encouragement in a group setting to bond in sisterhood, to enhance self-image and confidence seeing beautiful photos of themselves, and to raise public awareness and compassion for breast cancer by giving a face to survivors embracing their new normal.

Our Vision
Recognizing the emotional and physical stress and loss one goes through during treatment and therapy for breast cancer just to stay alive, it is our goal to help provide survivors a memorable experience to rebuild positive body esteem, self-love and feelings of personal attractiveness all at no cost to them—they have been through and lost so much already. We envision a recurring program.

Website photos feature 9 breast-cancer survivors from Montana's indoor/outdoor pilot project in 2012 plus Pink-Ribbon Boudoir for 3 in Southern Arizona—2 from Tubac and Sahuarita, summer 2021, and 1 in Tucson spring 2022.
(Some Montanans wish to remain anonymous in photos.)

"For survivors, it's a validation that they are whole and attractive and desirable."

Contact Us
Are you interested in Pink-Ribbon Boudoir, perhaps looking to sponsor the photo exhibit? Contact us! And for your tax-deductible donation learn more about our nonprofit partner, Nadia Strong Foundation, at the link below:
United States