Who are the TaTas?
The TaTa Sisterhood Foundation serves women with Triple Negative Breast Cancer, or TNBC, like my husband Matt's wife, Tara, my mom, my cousin, Jen, and so many others. Twelve percent of all breast cancers diagnosed are TNBC. When a breast tumor is tested for three receptors (estrogen, progesterone and Her-2/neu) and all three come back negative, this is said to be TNBC, and it means treatment options are limited. TNBC hits women young and aggressively, often when starting families and careers. African Americans, Hispanics and females with the BRCA1 gene mutation are also at risk.
Tara started the TaTa Sisterhood after she was diagnosed in 2012. She said she was so lucky to have a supportive and loving community during such a difficult time. She hoped the TaTas could create that same environment for other women facing TNBC - many of whom have no support at all. Today, Matt, her best friends and now myself as well, act as chemotherapy guardian angels striving to carry on Tara's vision. We visit treatment centers, send gifts, provide emotional and financial assistance and so much more. We like to think of it as targeted treatment for TNBC. No woman's plans and needs are the same, so we cater our care to each breast cancer warrior we meet and always strive to Make Today Count.
If you, or someone you know or hear about, has or had Triple Negative Breast Cancer... the TaTas would love to connect! If you'd like more information about the TaTa Sisterhood Foundation, would like to donate, or attend our next fundraiser, you can follow us on Facebook, visit our website, or send us at email via firstname.lastname@example.org.