It’s healthy to talk to our girls about “their girls.”

Choose awareness, not avoidance.

Have the Chat.

How to Have the Chat and Change a Life

  • Educate. Use our Conversation Starter Sheet as a Guide to have your chat.
  • Inspire. Share a picture or video of why you had the chat on social media and tag 10 friends, nominating them to Have the Chat.
  • Empower. Follow Tigerlily Foundation on social media and tag us in the picture. We’ll share on our social media pages!
  • Advocate: Take the Pledge, Raise Funds & Start a Movement. Start a fundraiser via Firstgiving or via our Facebook page to help us raise funds to educate more young women and families on the importance of having conversations about young women’s breast health, mental health (anxiety and depression during treatment), the importance of caring for the caregiver, having a strong relationship with your healthcare provider, knowing your genetic and hereditary history, metastatic breast cancer and survivorship. Inspire change and save lives

OUR MISSION

To keep “our girls” healthy by encouraging breast cancer conversation early and often

Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in women ages 15 to 54.

When breast cancer is diagnosed at a young age, it’s more likely to be aggressive and to spread quickly. That’s because too many of our girls ignore early warning signs – like skin redness or nipple pain– thinking they’re too young to be at risk. And some doctors dismiss breast lumps in young women as cysts and opt to “wait and see.”

Early detection and prompt treatment can lead to more positive outcomes, and a better quality of life. In fact, more than 90 percent of women whose breast cancer is found in an early stage will survive.

Still, young survivors face different health risks and challenges. Fertility. Loneliness. Emotional insecurity. Body image issues. Dating. The stresses of student loans, starting careers and hoping to meet “The One.”

Educating young women before, during and after breast cancer empowers them to know what to watch for and do, cope with confidence, and live healthy and fearlessly.

Having these conversations can be awkward. And scary.
We get that.

Young girls can be embarrassed to talk about their bodies. But awareness is much better than avoidance. And it can be lifesaving!

Have the Chat is here to guide you, so you know what to say.

Our research shows that when you start talking to your daughter early – at puberty – then have ongoing conversations when she’s a teen and twenty-something, she’ll get more comfortable with her breasts. And be more vigilant with her health.

The best chats tend to happen over drinks or while grabbing a bite. Take your tween out for ice cream. Surprise your teen with a frozen drink from your local coffee shop. Or meet your young adult for a glass of wine. Tell her you want to chat because you love her.

Check back soon to see our series of conversation starters to learn how to broach important topics like lifestyle and wellness, self-exams, screening, genetics, hereditary breast cancer, the importance of clinical trials for those at risk, the emotional toll of being diagnosed, survivorship, living with metastatic cancer and needs of the caregiver.

It’s healthy to talk to our girls about “their girls.”

Choose awareness, not avoidance.

Have the Chat.

Conversation starters and Guidebook coming soon!

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