Message from the President
My biological mother died when I was 4 months old which caused my siblings and I to live in different homes throughout the neighborhood. I was so grateful that one of my sisters lived directly across the street from me and we were able to "grow up together." In the home where she lived was another little girl named Irene. Irene and I thus became "sisters" at the age of 8 and were inseparable from that time forward.
In our mid 40's, after having bonded even closer and raising our children as cousins, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. The healthiest person in the world - from my viewpoint - but nonetheless, Irene's diagnosis subsequently lead to her passing in December of 1990.
In the years to follow, my daughter discovered the beautiful gift of breast prosthetics when she was personally fitted for a bra. Wanting EVERY Breast Cancer Survivor as well as women born with Asymmetrical Breasts to have this gift, our family began a nonprofit organization - BFRIN (Being Fitted Right Is Necessary). Our organization's mission embodies the love we had for Irene and helps survivors along their breast cancer journey with prosthetics and services which were not available to her. Every woman we help is treated just as if she WERE my sister.
Our focus is on EDUCATION. BFRIN educates medical professionals, breast cancer survivors and women with asymmetrical breasts on Breast Care post care. Patient Navigators and Therapists from various hospitals use our services to assist women along their journey. If you are a Survivor, a woman with asymmetrical breasts or a medical professional and would like to access our services, please call 866-473-3325.