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The Mission of It's a Breast Thing is to ENHANCE the lives of breast cancer patients thru financial grants, provide SUPPORT to survivors and families, all while establishing strong PARTNERSHIPS with care providers.

We are looking forward to your attendance at this years October Event on Tuesday October 1st, 2024 at Eagle Eye.
This years bra theme is “Super Heroes and Villains”!

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Remembering IBT’s Friend Sandee

A beautiful smile, welcoming hello, mother, wife, daughter, and IBT volunteer describes our friend Sandee Kingsley. As a member of the IBT OUTREACH committee, Sandee never said “No” when asked to share her story. She was a calendar model, speaker at the IBT October Event, and made a video for the website to get the word out about IBT grants available to breast cancer patients. 

When Sandee was diagnosed she said "Why me? I'm a good person, I do what I 'm supposed to do.” And then after a while she thought, "Why not me?" She asked herself, "What can I do to make people happy, make their cancer journey easier, show them it isn't all bad? No one ever tells you about the other stuff that you will experience during your treatment. 

Sandee found It's a Breast Thing shortly after her first diagnosis and attended their October Event. That's when she knew she wanted to support this organization. She met wonderful women, many going through their own breast cancer journeys. Prior to being diagnosed, she was unaware of how many organizations and resources are out there for breast cancer patients. She loved the fact that It's a Breast Thing has many doctors involved in it’s organization for a variety of tasks. She knew if there ever is a need or question she can turn to It's a Breast Thing and they will get her in contact with the correct person or organi-zation. 

Sandee received a $500 grant in 2016 shortly after her diagnosis. She was also awarded a second grant of $1000 when she received her second diagnosis. These grants were such a relief for Sandee and her family during these difficult times. The fact that It's a Breast Thing does not tell the recipient how or what to spend the money on made all the difference in the world. She could choose to pay bills or take her family on a much needed vacation. It didn't matter, the money was hers to use as she saw fit. 

Sandee and her mother were on the OUTREACH committee for It's a Breast Thing. This committee helps to educate doctors, hospitals, organizations, everyday people on who we are, what we do, and how IBT can help breast cancer patients. Sandee was not defined by her cancer but served as an inspiration to many who shared in her illness. IBT was blessed to have this wonderful courageous woman take an active role in their organization. 

Sandee, age 49, passed away on Friday, May 3, 2024. Her impact on It’s a Breast Thing's mission will continue to live on and she will be missed by all of us. 

It's a Breast Thing Greater Lansing Area Garage Sale

Fri. August 2 (8am-3pm)
Sat. August 3 (8am-1pm)
1867 Lake Lansing Rd. Haslett Michigan

Click here to download Flier

Join IBT’s Virtual Exercise Challenge

August 1— September 21, 2024

Walk, run, swim, bike, golf, play tennis or pick your favorite form of exercise inside or outside. Those who chose to fundraise or get sponsors will be entered into a drawing for a Playmakers Gift Card.

All proceeds will go to support GRANTS for breast cancer patients.

Sign Up Starting June 16!
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Ways to Support It’s a Breast Thing (Ibt):

  • Donate to Ibt to support Grants on our webpage.
  • Donate to support October Fundraiser Event
  • Donate to Ibt to support #SmallActs on our webpage.
  • Become a volunteer.
  • Support the October Event
    • Become a Sponsor
    • Be an Exhibitor
    • Be a Bra Decorator
    • Breast Cancer Survivors consider signing up to be a Calendar Model
    • Purchase an Ibt calendar
    • Attend the event

It's a Breast Thing Non Profit Corporation is a collaborative effort of Suzi Wyman & Barb McKessy and the It’s a Breast Thing Board of Directors who are committed to helping women with breast cancer in our local communities.

To purchase or inquire about an It's a Breast Thing Calendar please call 517-980-0357.
If you are a Breast Cancer Survivor and would like to become a Calendar Girl leave your name, number and email at 517-980-0357.  

Would you like to be an event Sponsor, Exhibitor, or Bra Decorator? 

Click the link below to learn more:


Bra Contestants


Thank You
2023 Sponsors


Executive Sponsor
  Delta Dental of Michigan
Platinum Sponsor 
  Red Cedar Oncology
  Suzanne Hanses DO
Gold Sponsor 
  Frank Cherniawski - Wealth Management Institute
  Front Room Underfashions
  Stemline Therapeutics
Silver Sponsors 
  Russell & Kathleen Domon
Bronze Sponsors 
  Dr. LeRoy Barnett & Dorothy Potter Barnett
  Compass Health Cancer Center
  Shelley & Mark O’Neill
  Jon Stoppels
Calendar Sponsors 
  UnoDeuce Multimedia 
  Powless Brothers Photography


How to Donate

  • Donate gift cards
  • Ask a business you know to donate a gift card
  • Ask friends & family to donate
  • Donate funds directly on www.itsabreastthing.org by selecting the Donate Now button below.

Your SUPPORT is always appreciated as the need for donations continues to grow. There are so many local breast cancer patients in financial need and the grants we award with the money you donate will make a huge difference in our community!

Please help us accomplish our mission by donating today and by reaching out to us with the name of groups that our Outreach Committee could talk to. Thank You for your continued support!

Survivors Stories



East Lansing nonprofit gave $1,000 grants to 111 breast cancer patients in 2020

East Lansing nonprofit gave $1,000 grants to 111 breast cancer patients in 2020

East Lansing-based nonprofit It's a Breast Thing doled out more than $100,000 to breast cancer patients across Greater Lansing in 2020.

Check out this story on lansingstatejournal.com.