Help uninsured and underinsured women receive bras and breast prostheses with dignity.
Every day we meet women who are uninsured and underinsured and can not afford post-surgical bras and prostheses. Your giving allows 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 prostheses or bras.
Since opening our doors last year, we have helped over 2500 women with and without a history of breast cancer. The need exists and it is our pleasure to fill the void for women.
Your financial giving allows us to service more breast cancer survivors.
The process is simple, once you submit a chosen dollar amount to the fund, a gift card is created at the boutique. When uninsured or underinsured women check out after their fitting, your gift card is applied to their purchase. They are able to experience the shopping process with dignity and respect. We use the platform iFundWomen because we believe in transparency. The platform also allows you to be rewarded for your giving with thank you gifts, including, but not limited to, a silk sleep mask, a reusable totebag, and the dedication of a fitting room in your honor.
Looking towards the future, we are expanding our fit services to every major city, in every state in the nation. We will reach this goal by 2030. Your generous giving helps us to reach this goal even faster and will help us to help women across the country.
Frequently asked questions
What should I expect at a fitting?
- Welcoming Atmosphere: When you arrive at our store, you'll be greeted by our friendly and compassionate staff. We aim to create a warm and welcoming environment where you can feel at ease.
- Personal Consultation: Your fitting will begin with a one-on-one consultation with one of our certified mastectomy fitters. They will take the time to get to know you, your specific needs, and any concerns you may have.
- Privacy and Comfort: We understand the importance of privacy during this process. Our fitting rooms are designed to provide you with a comfortable and discreet space where you can try on bras and garments.
- Expert Measurement: Our certified fitters are highly trained in post-mastectomy fitting techniques. They will take precise measurements to determine your bra size accurately, ensuring the best fit and support.
- Selection of Bras: Based on your preferences and needs, our fitter will guide you through our collection of post-mastectomy bras. These bras are specifically designed with features such as pockets for breast forms or prostheses, soft fabrics, and comfortable straps to provide you with the utmost comfort and confidence.
- Personalized Recommendations: Our fitters will provide you with personalized recommendations based on your body shape, surgical procedure, and preferences. They will explain the features and benefits of different bras and help you choose the ones that are right for you.
- Try-On Session: You will have the opportunity to try on various bras to ensure they fit comfortably and provide the desired support. Our fitters will make any necessary adjustments and alterations to ensure the perfect fit.
- Education and Support: Throughout the fitting process, our staff will provide you with information and guidance on caring for your bras, prostheses, and overall breast health. We are here to answer any questions you may have and offer emotional support as well.
- Selection of Other Lingerie: In addition to bras, we offer a range of post-mastectomy lingerie, including camisoles, swimwear, and accessories to help you feel confident and stylish.
- Personalized Service: At Cherry Blossom Intimates, we understand that every individual's experience is unique. We are committed to providing you with a personalized and empathetic experience that caters to your specific needs and preferences.
How much does it cost without insurance?
We are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality products and services to support your post-mastectomy needs. Here's a breakdown of our pricing:
- Bras: Our standard post-mastectomy bras are priced at $60 each without insurance coverage. These bras are designed to offer comfort, support, and style, specifically tailored to your unique needs after a mastectomy. They come in a variety of styles and colors to suit your preferences.
- Prostheses: Prostheses are available in a range of options, each with its own features and benefits. The pricing for prostheses can vary depending on the type and materials used. Our prostheses typically range in price from $80 to $500. We offer a variety of prosthetic options to accommodate different budgets and individual requirements.
What do I need to bring to my appointment?
Kindly bring a copy of a government issued photo ID, your insurance cards, a referral from your doctor (can be your primary care, oncologist, or surgeon).
Which insurances do you accept?
- Aetna (HMO, PPO, Medicare)
- Amerigroup (Maryland)
- Breast & Cervical Cancer Program of Maryland
- BCCP of Department of Health
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield (all-HMO, PPO, POS, Medicare)
- Johns Hopkins Healthcare EHP
- Johns Hopkins US Family Health Plan
- Kaiser of the Midatlantic
- Medicaid: Maryland, DC and Virginia
- Maryland Physicians Care
- Priority Partners MCO (a division of Johns Hopkins Healthcare)
- Tricare-Humana/Tricare East (Military insurance)