To save lives by increasing early detection and diagnosis of breast cancer in women age 25-45 through education and community
We seek to increase early detection of breast cancer through support for self exams and annual clinical exams. By providing important medical information and a safe community for young women, we believe that Keesha’s story will impact others to be proactive and knowledgeable about their health and advocacy.
Our nonprofit is named after the original #WarriorPrincess, Keesha Furniss. Diagnosed with stage-4 metastatic breast cancer at the young age of 30, she battled for four years before the disease took her in November, 2017. She told us she realized she missed many of the key signs and asked us to share her story with the world - to save ot
Our nonprofit is named after the original #WarriorPrincess, Keesha Furniss. Diagnosed with stage-4 metastatic breast cancer at the young age of 30, she battled for four years before the disease took her in November, 2017. She told us she realized she missed many of the key signs and asked us to share her story with the world - to save other young women - from the pain, suffering and even death associated with this horrible disease.
The iconic brand Ryan and Rose has been a supporter of our mission long before the nonprofit even officially existed. Hear how Keesha's story had a person impact for Lindsey - and learn more about the connection and love shared between them.
WMC 5's Arianna Poindexter sat down with Bob Furniss via zoom to learn more about our mission - and to share Keesha's story. The response to the story has been amazing. Including hearing from women who said, "I made my annual appointment today!"
View Keesha's dad, Bob Furniss in his interview with cityCURRENT host Jeremy C. Park. The darkness of losing a child leaves you "empty," as Bob shares; but he and his family and supporters are turning that darkness into light with a mission to save lives. Bob talks about his emotional story and discusses the mission of the organization - to save lives by increasing early detection and diagnosis of breast cancer in women age 25-45 through education and community.
For the third year in a row, the amazing family and baby brand, Ryan and Rose, offered their support to our mission. Their team created several special Keesha Cutie Clips in October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month - with all proceeds going to Keesha Warrior Princess. They were here for us before we began - and continue to add value to our organization in so many ways. Thanks to Lindsey Ferrel and the entire R&R community!
Keesha's parents, Bob and Susan Furniss, launched the nonprofit to increase conversations about this often silent killer. The journey began when Bob wrote an op-ed article admonishing dads to #AskHer for the Commercial Appeal during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October 2018. When the post went viral we knew we had the basis of a nonprofit.
We are honored to receive our first donation from Ryan and Rose. The founder, Linsey Ferrel, is a longtime friend of Keesha and her family. The R&R team created a special pink Keesha Clip - and donated the proceeds to Keesha Warrior Princess. Since this initial check from 2018 (pictured), they increased their program and donation for Oct 2019 (watch for a video and photos soon).