young adults are diagnosed with cancer in the U.S. each year.
can be the out-of-pocket cost for a single IVF cycle.
of physicians discuss the damage cancer treatment may have on fertility.
Many insurance companies will not cover preservation for patients.
have legislation supporting oncofertility services.
We’re Making Things Happen
Hope Grant Recipients
Saved in Medical Expenses for Patients & Families
“Why am I having to choose between saving my life at 22 and being able to start a family when this is all over?”
– Roshni, Survivor & Grant Recipient
Hope Grant Program
Our Hope Grant Program supports newly diagnosed female patients choosing to preserve fertility options ahead of treatment. Please contact us for more information about where we work geographically and our current fertility partners across the country.
Can’t join us tonight at Bubbles and Bad Behavior? 🥂✨ You can still play a part in the anticipated celebration by purchasing a raffle ticket for a $500 Cut + Clarity gift card — and get your shine on in styles favorited by our founder Amanda Rice. Final entries need to be in by 5:30pm ET tonight! 💎✨
To enter, just follow the simple steps below:
1. Follow the official accounts: @lucky.sekhon, @cutandclarityco, and @chickmission
2. Head to http://thechickmission.org to make a $5 donation.
3. Capture your generous contribution by taking a screenshot of the receipt and share it via DMs with @cutandclarityco
**HOT TIP - each $5 donation counts as one entry and there is no limit on how many entries you can have!
We’re thrilled to be partnering with the Cut + Clarity crew and Dr. Lucky Sekhon, inspirational women filled with strength, poise and purpose. And may the odds be ever in your favor! 💛...
At 24 years old, Haileigh Curlee was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma, a type of breast cancer. Her world abruptly turned upside down, as the next months were filled with medical appointments, a double mastectomy, 16 rounds of chemotherapy and 28 radiation appointments. Ahead of these treatments, her doctors listed side effects that range from fatigue to joint pain, throwing up blood and life-long numbness in extremities. But the side effect of chemo that really stopped her in her tracks was the possibility of becoming sterile.
“I always knew I wanted kids in the future, but I never realized how much, until I realized that may be taken away from me,” shared Haileigh in front of the Texas Senate Committee on Health and Human Services last week.
While Haileigh was able to have her fertility preservation covered by a foundation’s grant, there remain many survivors who aren’t able to access these resources. Her story is not a one-off. She stands in support of HB 1649, so that young women like her are guaranteed the option to preserve their fertility ahead of life-saving cancer treatments.
Texans, we urge you all to call your Senators TODAY, telling them how important passing HB 1649 is. It will be voted on as soon as tomorrow — and every voice is vital in passing this through.
Find numbers to call in our Stories, and DM us with any questions. Additional resources can be found at thechickmission.org 💛...
@cutandclarity has been part of our flock for as long as we can remember. It’s our shared commitment and passion for giving back to women that makes us great partners — but it’s our love of bubbles and fun that makes us great friends 💛🐥🥲
We’re beyond excited to have Cut + Clarity join us at “Bubbles and Bad Behavior” on Tuesday (May 23), where they are giving back 30% of everything sold to The Chick Mission! A solid gold “Boobs Necklace” will also be raffled off during the event.
And if you can’t make it, make sure to check out the $500 ‘Cut + Clarity Gift Card Giveaway’ benefiting The Chick Mission in partnership with @Lucky.Sekhon
HB 1649 is scheduled for a vote in the Texas Senate next week.
We need your support, now more than ever. Give your Texas senator a call or head to our website to send a letter to your rep. Passing this bill would mean that cancer patients (men and women) would have the cost of fertility preservation covered by insurance.
Let’s make this possible. And a lot a f🐥🐥king noise....
My invisible scar includes the loss of motherhood. In fact, after multiple surgeries, radiation, and chemotherapy, my body went directly into menopause after treatment…ending my hopes of having a family. This is very common side effect for young women after cancer treatment, but it doesn’t need to be. Methods used to save your life, will ultimately lead to dreams of motherhood being shattered.
There are approximately seven thousand eight hundred Texans between the age of 15-39 that will be diagnosed w cancer this year. Over 90% of this patient population will survive and go on to live a long life in remission. This is incredible news…but, it comes with a catch. Less Texas children, Texas mothers, Texas fathers…
I am proud to share that I am the Founder of a small non-profit organization run by cancer survivors. We now have nearly 400 women who still have hope for biological children after cancer because of our work. But, it doesn’t need to stop there. If insurance providers were required to cover this small patient population, we could continue to change lives for families fighting cancer.
There is legislative precedent here: it was only back in 1998 that reconstruction after a mastectomy was mandated by law to be covered under insurance. Surgery to remove the cancer was covered, but the reconstruction that made you whole was not covered. This seems incredibly barbaric…yet, this was only 25 years ago. This took legislative action. Something I am imploring each one of you to consider today.
-Amanda Rice, 3x cancer survivor and founder/CEO of The Chick Mission
Our founder testified in front of the Committee on Health & Human Services at the Texas State Capitol today, to share her support of HB 1649. If passed, it would cover the cost of fertility preservation for cancer patients in the state. We are awaiting news of whether it will be scheduled in the Senate for a vote. Stay tuned!!!...
Our founder Amanda Rice and Executive Director Tracy Weiss are showing their support for HB 1649, through meeting with its sponsor Senator Tan Parker, and other senators on-site. The bill will be heard in tomorrow’s Committee on Health & Human Services at 8am CT.
Texans, we need your help TODAY to contact your senators and let them know how much of an impact this bill, which would coverage fertility treatments for Texas cancer patients, would have if it gets passed. While it will be on the agenda of tomorrow’s meeting, it’s not guaranteed that it will be voted on in the Senate. Your encouragement will help it get pushed through — and your voice counts now more than ever!
We have a quick guide for you to follow on the phone, and head to thechickmission.org/current-texas-campaign to learn more and to send a letter to your rep through the portal. It takes less than 60 seconds.
Thank you, thank you, thank you. Let’s get this passed!!! 💪✨💛...
Loving this crew and their annual 6k Mother’s Day Run, part of our ‘Race Like A Girl’ campaign! We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate some of the most inspiring and strong role models we know 🤗
Funds raised go to support our Hope Grant program, providing financial support for cancer patients to preserve their fertility 💛
And the race goes on! There is still time to get your steps in and rally support. It starts at $45 to join, both “virtually” and at our in-person NYC run/celebration next Sunday in Riverside Park. Find all the deets at racelikeagirl.org — and go get your sweat on! 💦...
Mother’s Day is this Sunday, marking a meaningful occasion to celebrate some of our biggest role models in life. But “it’s not just hearts and flowers for all women,” notes our Director Tracy Weiss. It’s also an emotional, poignant day for many, reflecting on what could be — if they had a mom or if they were a mom.
In 2021, we launched a Mother’s Day PSA to underscore part of this pain, largely catalyzed by the lack of support received from health insurance companies. We projected our message and a massive, empty ultrasound across the city and in Times Square: showcasing what a woman made infertile by cancer could look like.
Today, we continue to stand behind the words: “Having cancer isn’t a choice. Having kids still should be,” as we work to ensure that every woman newly diagnosed with cancer knows their options and has the choice to preserve their fertility.
We aren't saying running is easy, but all women, from mothers to cancer survivors, are built to do hard things. Together, we break barriers and overcome obstacles. It’s time to celebrate each other's strength and tenacity.
From wherever you are, join The Chick Mission and run (or walk) in support of fertility preservation for women battling cancer.
New Yorkers, mark your calendars for May 21 @ 10am to run, walk, and cheer with us in Riverside Park! There will be tacos 🙂
To register both for a virtual run or the in-person race, head to racelikeagirl.org! 💛...
After a COVID hiatus…
BTIG charity trading day is back on Tuesday, May 2nd!!!
Did you know, all net commissions go to their charity partners?
The Chick Mission is honored to be included in this incredibly philanthropic initiative and we encourage all of our supporters to trade that day and request that your commissions get earmarked for our continued work!
Congratulations to @progynyinc and their incredible corporate partners as they close out the day @nasdaq! We spy TCM founder Amanda Rice in the mix. 💛
Thank you for bringing more eyes to the fertility needs of women and families....
Spring is here, and it’s time to mark your calendars for some exciting events on the horizon! 🌷As always, proceeds raised go back into furthering our mission of making motherhood a choice for women newly diagnosed with cancer. We remain grateful for your continuous support! 💛
🌼 Now - May 21: Race Like a Girl 🌼
Whether you’re a competitive runner or a city stroller, Race Like A Girl is the perfect way to rally a team of friends and get some fresh air for a great cause! No matter your location, you can sign up at racelikeagirl.org and get your steps in — and NYC peeps, we’ll be hosting an in-person run/walk on Sunday, May 21 in NYC in Riverside Park (and there will be tacos!)
🌼 Tuesday, May 23: Bubbles & Bad Behavior 🌼
The crowd favorite spring soiree is back! Join us in the luscious @ladureeus SoHo Garden to clink champagne flutes for change. Plus, there will be pop-up shops from @cutandclarityco and @linguafrancanyc. Tickets are now on sale (bubblesandbadbehavior.com) — and going fast! And shoutout to our sponsor @rmaofny
Learn more about our upcoming events at thechickmission.org/events and as always, our DMs are open, if you have any questions or want to get further involved! 💪...
Thanks for the warm welcome @barrys! We couldn't be more proud of the crowd that came out in support of our mission this past week. Here's to continuing to grow our flock! 🐥 And stay tuned for more events with our Summer House queen @lindshubbs 👀...
“Having cancer isn’t a choice. Motherhood should be,” shared @lindshubbs with NY1. The Chick Mission ambassador led a Barry’s class on Tuesday, where ticket sales went to support our Hope Grant program, working to ensure that every young woman diagnosed with cancer has the option to preserve her fertility and future family options.
A huge shoutout to everyone who showed up and got their sweat on! 💛...
Throwing it back to our first annual gala, where we brought together our supporters in one chicked-out space in Chelsea! Since 2018, our flock has only grown — as has our impact. We’re immensely proud to have since been able to give over 370 cancer patients Hope Grants, saving a collective 4.5M in medical bills.
Together, we’ve provided HOPE in a dark, vulnerable time — through boosting patients’ strength and giving them the power of choice. Having cancer isn’t a choice. Having kids should be.
And it’s never too early to get this year’s gala on your radar: save the date for October 26 💛✨...
We aren't saying running is easy, but all women, from mothers to cancer survivors, are built to do hard things. Now, it's time to celebrate each other's strength and tenacity.
From wherever you are, join The Chick Mission and run (or walk) in support of fertility preservation for women battling cancer. Get your team started at racelikeagirl.org - and New Yorkers, save the date for May 21, where we'll be racing, cheering, and noshing on tacos in Riverside Park!