Breast Cancer Resource Center Savannah, GA USA
Breast Cancer Resource Center #togetherweweatherthisstorm support, courage, connection
Breast Cancer Resource Center
#togetherweweatherthisstorm
support, courage, connection

resources and survivors' tips to find support & connection
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understanding early detection, cancer, genetics, and wellness.
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getting involved and making a difference for now and the future
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authentic episodes to help you weather your storm
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Free Support Opportunities

Whether you find customized connection with one-to-one emotional support through ABCD, watch free educational and empowering curriculums, or listen to key professionals through our podcast, you are not alone. #togetherweweatherthisstorm

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What are we up to right now?

We know how hard a breast cancer diagnosis can be (physically and emotionally). So, organization planning, partnerships, and program implementations are what collectively further the educational and charitable purposes that shine light into the darkness, empowering breast cancer patients to weather breast cancer physically and emotionally.

KotF consistently works to grow the organization and design, plan, and organize both immediate needs and future support programs for breast cancer patients and the heart of our mission: empowering them to weather their storms.

KotF is grateful to have the support of our community, corporations, foundations, heathcare systems, media, & other breast cancer organizations. #togetherweweatherthisstorm Become one of our our partners.

KotF supports breast cancer patients through programs that help w/physical & emotional healing. Some include: hardship assistance, transportation, counseling, education, empowerment opportunities, experiences, & research

Our Team

Joyce Williams

Founder/ Executive Director
  • Founder of Keepers of the Flame Foundation
  • Survivor/Advocate
  • Peer Counselor
  • Interviewed professionals for KotF podcast
  • Created and taught the free, research-based digital Resilience Curriculum (click on YouTube Icon above to hear more from Joyce)
  • Partnered with Dr Elisabeth Counselman Carpenter to conduct a formal study on breast cancer patient preferences on physician driven referrals to therapy. Visit our research section to learn more about where their research has been published.

Ashley Moore

Director & President
  • LMFT and owner of Building Blocks Family Counseling
  • Initiated development of Making Lemonade Breast Cancer Group/Curriculum
  • Worked with numerous clients who've experienced the medical trauma of breast cancer
  • Participated in KotF podcast interviews: one on Emotional Wounds and Healing, and the other on Trauma, PTSD, and Breast Cancer. (Click on the podcast icons above to hear more from Ashley).
  • Founding Board Member, since 2022
  • Served as Treasurer 2022-2023

Jenny Woodward

Director & Vice President
  • Survivor
  • Homeschool Mom
  • Has firsthand knowledge/experience with the physical and emotional elements of diagnosis and treatments.
  • Peer-counseled other survivors.
  • Participated in our first annual Shine the Light Disco Night.
  • Participated in KotF podcast interview. (Click on the podcast icon above to hear more from Jenny).
  • Joined the KotF Board of Directors in 2023

Carrie Mott

Director & Treasurer
  • Survivor
  • Pharmacist
  • Has firsthand knowledge/experience with the physical and emotional elements of diagnosis and treatments.
  • Peer-counseled other survivors;
  • Participated in KotF podcast interview. (Click on the podcast icon above to hear more from Carrie).
  • Founding Board Member, since 2022
  • Served as VP 2022-2023

Jen Davis

Director & Secretary
  • Worked as Women's Health NP and Survivorship coordinator at local hospital
  • Developed high-risk clinic at local hospital
  • Worked closely with genetic counselor, breast surgeon, and others at hospital
  • Knows the physical/medical side to treatment, but is also a huge advocate for mental health support too
  • Participated in KotF podcast (Click on the podcast icon above to hear more from Jen)
  • Founding Board Member, since 2022
  • Served as Secretary 2022-present
 

Vanessa Brink

Director
  • NP in medical oncology
  • Knows the physical/medical side to treatment (especially with chemotherapy)
  • Huge supporter of the mental health aspect of treatment too
  • Investigated the potential benefits of Qui Chong for cancer patients
  • Participated in KotF podcast (Click on the podcast icon above to hear more from Vanessa).
  • Founding Board Member, since 2022

Sherry Smith

Director
  • Survivor
  • Care Experience Director at HCA Memorial Hospital
  • Has firsthand knowledge/experience with the physical and emotional elements of diagnosis and treatments from a patient's perspective.
  • Also has knowledge and expertise from the hospital's perspective.
  • Participated in our first annual KotF Shine the Light Disco Night.
  • Joined the KotF Board of Directors in 2023

Aileen Gabbey

Director
  • Owner of Productive Nonprofits
  • Has led nonprofits for over 25 years including serving as Executive Director of The Maryland SPCA and Susan G. Komen Coastal Georgia.
  • Has served on Boards of Directors in leadership roles
  • Volunteers for SCORE and United Way of the Coastal Empire here in Savannah
  • Offers consulting through Productive Nonprofits.
  • She currently advises nonprofits in the areas of Board governance and organizational strategies
  • Joined the KotF Board of Directors in 2024

Laura Dow

Director
  • Survivor
  • Retired Chief Financial Officer of Memorial Health
  • Participated in our second annual KotF Shine the Light Disco Night
  • Has firsthand knowledge/experience with the physical and emotional elements of diagnosis and treatments from a patient's perspective.
  • Also has knowledge and expertise from the hospital's perspective.
  • Joined KotF Board of Directors in 2024
  • Loves true crime podcasts and loves to travel

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