• Santiago, Chile Healthy Breast Participants, Nov 2015

Empowering Women through Breast Health Education

In 2021 We:

Strengthened the MammAlive Organizational Structure:

  • adjusted the Bylaws for the MammAlive Foundation
  • met every other month as a Board of Directors and assessed our performance
  • held Zoom meetings every other month for Healthy Breast Educators who are members of the MammAlive Foundation, and discussed the October campaign, updates from each region and marketing
  • provided monthly meeting reminders with agendas, and written minutes as a follow up
  • filed meeting minutes and documents on a MammAlive Foundation Google Site, accessible to members
  • maintained an organizational structure with regional coordinators, and regional board members – these are not fully functional in all countries
  • updated the MammAlive membership form and monthly commitments

Maintained Partnerships

  • maintained the partnership with Sant Saroops group in Sardinia, Italy to promote the Healthy Breast program
  • renewed the partnership with Sat Anand and Dharam Kaur in Brazil to bring the program to Brazil again in 2022
  • developed a partnership with Aurelie in France to bring the program to France in 2022

Certified Educators Who Completed the Certification Requirements

  • several Healthy Breast Educators completed the certification process to become certified

Taught and Shared the Healthy Breast Program:

  • Sat Dharam taught the 12-week Healthy Breast Foundations program twice times online to a total of about 20 individuals
  • Priya taught the 12-week Healthy Breast Foundations program once online to 8 people

Developed the Program Further:

  • the Healthy Breast Foundations and Healthy Breast Yoga manual have been translated into Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Italian and translation has begun in French
  • the cookbook is in the hands of a publisher, and the intention is to publish it in 2022
  • more photographs of the recipes will be added to the MammAlive website in 2022
  • the online program has been migrated to Kajabi, a new platform which will make administration and marketing easier
  • revised powerpoints to be used in 2022 for the online teaching
  • organized the 31 tips into 15 languages in a google drive folder to be used as part of October breast cancer awareness month. These have been translated into Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Hebrew, Polish, Italian, French, Chinese, Arabic, Turkish, Hindi, Hungarian and Urdu and were shared online in these countries
  • a youth team met monthly do develop versions of the HBF program and tips to appeal to youth
  • developed framework of 6 modules (intro, earth, air, ether, water and fire) for the youth outreach version of the HBF program
  • 3 out of the 6 modules have been developed and shared with the group
  • 15 Tips for Teens, with 7 short video clips prepared by our new youth ambassador Camryn Ruthven, were shared during the October campaign (posted on alternate days on Tik Tok and Instagram)

Funding and Revenue Streams

  • Gained revenue from memberships

 Published Articles and Shared Our Work Online:

  • daily breast health tips were sent out via Blog, and Facebook by Raissa for the month of October
  • they were also shared in Italy
  • the breast health tips are archived in blog format on the mammalive.net website
  • maintained a closed Healthy Breast Program facebook group to support people who have taken the program and keep information flowing
  • posted on our two facebook pages – Healthy Breast Program and MammAlive Foundation to expand our profile

Maintains Educational and Marketing Materials:

  • we have a 5” X 7” postcard with the womens creed and the 12 breast health tips, which has been shared with our members, and is available as a download on www.mammalivefoundation.org in a wide range of languages, including versions with modest background for countries whose culture requires this
  • a promotional package has been created for our Educators which includes an introductory letter, information on our Foundation
  • we have available 2 Healthy Breast Program banners, including a modest version, that can be used at health shows by any of our members
  • members can teach the Sips and Tips Event with information on 12 herbal teas to accompany the 12 tips as a potential educational fundraiser

Set Up Future International Healthy Breast Programs:

  • further Foundations programs have been organized for Sardinia, France and Brazil in 2022

MammAlive Foundation Goals for 2022:

prepared by Sat Dharam Kaur,

  1. publish the cookbook that can be translated into several languages, used as a regional fundraiser, available online and in print. Partner with MaryAnnn Thomas to do this.
  2. extend outreach of the October campaign, by having tips circulated widely in many countries. Make tips and blogs into a small book.
  3. create more videos in different languages of daily tips and release videos daily in Oct
  4. consolidate the global organizational structure for the foundation – coordinate regional and international membership, monthly meetings, focussed committees – encourage participation from all countries
  5. implement specific environmental activism goals internationally, with a focus on one every 3 months
  6. move the online program to Kajabi
  7. build alliances with government, other NGOs and institutions; develop relationships with the hospitals, to make an offering of the program available to patients and women
  8. develop a strategy to introduce and teach the HBP to groups
  9. develop marketing resources and strategies for Healthy Breast Educators and for the Annual October Campaign
  10. support educators in the certification process
  11. continue to post pertinent information on both the Healthy Breast Program website and MammAlive Foundation website; increase blogging
  12. continue to teach the Healthy Breast Program internationally, and support teachers in sharing the program in their regions – develop a handful of trainers who can teach internationally. Develop standards for trainers and add to mammalive.net website. Certify naturopathic doctors.
  13. develop naturopathic practitioner network
  14. network with naturopathic doctors who can spread the program and the 12 tips for reducing breast cancer among their patient population
  15. achieve funding for our initiatives
  16. further develop the affiliate program to receive funding
  17. further develop the 31 tips for high school students and create a resource for teachers
  18. promote the breast self-exam and breast self-massage video that can be translated into many languages. Train Healthy Breast Educators in teaching breast self-exam and offer workshops for the public.
  19. Release video interviews of women who have had breast cancer and how the Healthy Breast Program was helpful to them.
  20. Conduct Compassionate Inquiry with groups of women with breast cancer.
  21. Educate women who have increased breast density in how to reduce risk.