What is Pink-Ribbon Boudoir?
Created by Jana M. Suchy out of 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, salon services, a client boudoir wardrobe of pretty things to wear and individual, private photo sessions. The generosity of sponsors and donors provided these services free of charge in celebration of survival and transformation.

In the weeks following the event Jana shows each survivor a curated collection of her best images to select favorites for her personalized custom-designed keepsake photobook to treasure always.

Come to the PUBLIC PHOTO EXHIBIT Sunday, December 4, 2022, 4:00p.m.–6
The Post Workspaces, 7400 N Oracle Rd., Ste. 150, Tucson, Arizona
We thank 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, free pink lemonade and silent auction!


We thank our top-tier "Crystal" naming-sponsors
Dr. Silvia Kurtovic & Dr. Raman Mahabir of Tucson Plastic Surgery.
(linked below; photo with their title-sponsor award by Nadia Larsen)


A Grand Success!
August 2022 Free Photo Retreat
7 Survivors + 10 Volunteers = a fun and emotional day of sisterhood.

"We laughed, we cried, then we laughed some more," survivor Mary said. No one can know the breast-cancer journey unless they've walked in those moccasins. Seeing their own beauty and celebrating survival together is key—the camaraderie borne of enjoying the experience together encourages self-acceptance with reassurances that they are not alone.

Boudoir Photo Exhibit & Silent Auction
Graciously hosted by Chelle Peterson, Dan Wesson and Chelsea Lopex, the whole affair promises to be a class act & fun time.


Kimberly Maisto of Keller Williams Southern Arizona
We also thank our Gem retreat-venue sponsor donating use of her beautiful 4,000 sq ft desert home with her daugher's salon studio out back. (photos below; photo of Kimberly with her award and daughter Jillian Maisto-Ortiz by Nadia Larsen)


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

I was completely caught off-guard with what I saw in the images—I see someone who is fierce and stunning, different from the way I see myself.
I'm so honored that you photographed me! So amazed that you showed me MY beauty!
When diagnosed I thought I'm never going to feel pretty again. Thank you for renewing beauty and a sense of self to all of us. I think plastic surgeons should display the photos for other patients to see.


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, education 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.


"I welcome the opportunity to feel sexy, strong and beautiful while showing our community what survivorship looks like. The best part was start to finish!"
“I love my book. I think plastic surgeons should display the photos for other patients to see. If I was newly diagnosed it would make me feel inspired to see the books.”

Contact Us
Are you interested in Pink-Ribbon Boudoir, perhaps lo sponsor a 2023 project? Contact us!
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