“To save lives by increasing early detection and diagnosis of breast cancer - in women age 25-45 through education and community”
We seek an increase in early detection 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 own 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 other young women - from the pain, suffering and even death associated with this horrible disease..
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).