Farmington business launches nonprofit for breast cancer survivors

Mariam Searcy and Kelly Freeman, owners of Farmington’s All About Women’s Health Boutique, will launch a nonprofit this month to help get breast cancer survivors the support they need.

Because She's a Lady“Because She’s A Lady” is dedicated to “addressing the special needs of breast cancer survivors and others who may need extended mammary support and are uninsured or cannot otherwise afford such items.” Searcy and Freeman, both certified fitters will host a launch event from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 24, at the S.O.U.L House, 32905 Grand River, Farmington, featuring the Livonia Youth Symphony Horn Choir and the Livonia Symphony Brass Quintet.

In addition to a program that provides mastectomy needs to breast cancer survivors who are without means, the non-profit is also gearing up to outfit female athletes ages 12-18 with quality, supportive sports bras.

“The purpose of the Launch Party is to acquaint the community with the services provided by our ‘Because She’s A Lady’ non-profit and to raise funds to further our endeavors,” said Searcy.Freeman

Freeman added, “Still, today, there are women who cannot afford mastectomy needs, and for young active ladies, wearing a properly fitted and supportive sports bra could prevent discomfort and possible injury.”

An external breast prosthesis costs about $400. The average cost for a mastectomy bra is about $70. Quality sports bras cost an average of $70. Tax-deductible donations can be made at becauseshesalady.org. Checks may be mailed to “Because She’s A Lady”, 33104 Grand River, Farmington, MI. The office of the non-profit is located within the All About Women’s Health Boutique.

Breast cancer survivors in need of assistance should call Searcy or Freeman at 248-477- 2729.