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Mission of "It's a Breast Thing"

Is to enrich the lives of local breast cancer patients on their journey to better health. We do this through:

  • grants are awarded to patients that reside and are receiving treatment in the Mid-Michigan area who have unmet needs related to their breast cancer treatment;

  • a fundraising "Event" showcasing the latest information on breast health, breast cancer prevention and treatment;

  • a themed bra decorating contest at the event;

  • a calendar with the contest winning bras modeled by local breast cancer survivors;

  • establishing a partnership with local providers and supporters of those in treatment for breast cancer.

It's a Breast Thing Non Profit Corporation is a collaborative effort of Suzi Wyman & Barb McKessy, and Dr. LaKeeya Tucker of Alliance OB/GYN 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.  



February ● June ● October

Show support for local breast cancer patients
through our #SmallActs campaign.

How #SmallActs Works?

It’s a Breast Thing #SmallActs campaign serves to brighten a breast cancer patient’s day by using donations to purchase small tokens of kindness and gift cards for patients who visit Cancer Centers in the Mid-Michigan area: MSU Breslin Cancer Center, Sparrow Hospital Herbert-Herman Cancer Center, Red Cedar Oncology, McLaren Hospital, Compass-Health Cancer Center, Mid-Michigan Physicians, Sparrow Eaton-Charlotte, Sparrow-St. Johns, Memorial Owosso or Eaton Rapids Medical Center. #SmallActs is a way for organizations, businesses, and individuals to give to It’s a Breast Thing, a local 501c3 charity..

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!

2019 Event Winners

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2019 Event Photos

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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.

The Morning Blend Interview


WSYM — Barb McKessy, Co-Founder of It's a Breast Thing, and Lori Battley-Williams, Owner of Young Bros & Daley, talk about what It's a Breast Thing is and their upcoming event to raise money to help breast cancer patients who are going through treatment with financial services.

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