Cherry Blossom Intimates

We've created a new boutique shopping experience for breast cancer survivors.
Help us to help more women.

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What is Cherry Blossom Intimates?

Cherry Blossom Intimates is a business on a mission to change what post-mastectomy shopping looks like and feels like and using intimates and innovation to foster inclusion across the globe.

The Maryland-based boutique is a breast health facility and intimates boutique all in one.

Yes, you read that right.

We're both a lingerie store and an accredited medical facility, allowing all women to shop together, regardless of their bra size or their breast cancer stage.

We help women who have experienced breast cancer and fit them for bras and prosthetics. Our prosthetics fit their bodies, match their skin tone, and are perfect for their lifestyle. We house these fit services in a glamorous and beautiful lingerie boutique that makes them feel confident and beautiful

 

Our Simple Mission: Intimates. Innovation. Inclusion.

The Problem:

Most women who have survived breast cancer shop for post-surgical bras and prosthetics in a medical supply store alongside aisles of BenGay, walking canes, and bedpans.

The Solution:

We've created a beautiful and calming boutique space where women who have breast cancer and those who do not can shop along side each other.
We offer a wide selection of post-surgical products and specialize in custom breast prosthetics. We also fit women who haven't experienced breast cancer with complimentary bra fittings and over 200 bra sizes to choose from.
Here at Cherry Blossom Intimates, we remind you and can teach you how to perform a breast self-check. Can you imagine how many lives could have been saved if the nation's most popular lingerie boutique did the same?

We've found the secret.

 

We offer custom breast prosthetics. Using 3-D printing technology, we scan a survivor's chest wall and build her a custom breast made of silicone. The new breast prothetic will look exactly like the breast she lost. She can customize her skin-tone, her nipple size, and even add freckles and veins. With her new prosthetic, she can wear any bra that she'd like. She's no longer forced to wear pocketed bras. We offer these services 7 days a week.

MOST OF OUR PRODUCTS ARE REIMBURSABLE BY MEDICAL INSURANCE.

We accept insurance and handle all medical billing for our patients.
We also accept Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Spending Accounts,
and payment plans.

The Impact:

Currently, 3.1 million American women are living with a history of breast cancer, yet they have no place to shop.

Breast cancer represents 15% of all new cancer cases in the USA. 268,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed  in women in the USA in 2019, making up about 12.5% of American women at a rate of 11% annually. 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.

There is no national boutique chain for breast cancer survivors to purchase bras and post-surgical supplies or for survivors to shop alongside their girlfriends who haven't experienced breast cancer.
Cherry Blossom Intimates will be the first business to achieve this
on a national scale.
We opened our first boutique in the Washington, DC region as it is the most hard-hit area in the nation for new cases of breast cancer.

Why Crowdfunding?

Every day we meet women who are uninsured and underinsured. Funding will allow us to offer products and services to women in urgent need and those facing financial hardships. Nothing breaks our hearts more than being unable to help a patient who is unable to afford breast prosthetics or bras.

Since opening our doors last year, we have helped over 2500 women with or without breast cancer.

Your financial giving will allow us to service more breast cancer survivors.

Looking towards the future, we are expanding our services to every major city in every state in the nation. We will reach this goal by 2030. Your giving helps us to reach it even faster.

How We Give Back:

More than just a lingerie boutique, CBI works within the community to educate women and advocate for women’s issues. We actively participate in annual fundraisers to raise money for a cure to breast cancer. We also advocate on Capitol Hill to drive legislation that will allow custom breast prosthetics to be covered under Medicare provisions.

The Female Founders:

The company is led by Jasmine Jones, Forbes Under 30 Listmaker in Retail and Dr. Regina Hampton, President of Doctor's Community Hospital.

About Jasmine:

Inspired by her grandmother’s battle with breast cancer, Jasmine joined Dr. Hampton to create a unique experience for women regardless of their bra size or the stage of their breast cancer journey. Jasmine was crowned Miss District of Columbia USA in 2016. She now serves as Vice President of the Young Professional Council of Breast Care for Washington and was recently named Forbes Under 30 for her innovative retailing methods.

About Dr. Hampton:

Dr. Hampton is the Medical Director and Founder of the Breast Center at Doctors Community Hospital, the first comprehensive breast center in Prince George’s County, Maryland. She is a board certified general surgeon who has focused her practice on breast health and breast cancer. Her former private practice, Signature Breast Care, was the first breast surgery practice in Prince George's County.

Thank you!

We appreciate any and all contributions to our campaign. Thank you all for being so supportive!

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We will mail you a handwritten thank you card plus a code to receive 15% off in-boutique or in our e-boutique. Browse our e-boutique here.

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100% Pure Silk Sleepmask

Our signature silk sleep mask is the perfect piece for travel or a great night's sleep. Perfect to keep or to give as a gift. Sleep mask is our signature pink color.

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Organic ReusableTote Bag

Ditch your plastic bags and opt for our organic and sustainable option while sporting a supportive message. 

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We will name a fitting room in honor of your loved one who has experienced breast cancer. We will host a dedication and naming ceremony with food and drinks for you and 30 guests. We will install a plaque on the wall commemorating the occasion.

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