Having cancer isn’t a choice.
Having kids still should be.
Our mission is to ensure every young woman newly diagnosed with cancer has the option to preserve fertility through direct financial support, educational programs, and advocacy efforts.
We refuse to let the emotional, physical, and financial cost of a cancer diagnosis stand between young women and a full life after beating this disease.
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.
After her *third* cancer diagnosis before age 40, our founder Amanda Rice channeled her frustration with reproductive health into a nonprofit.
Flashing it back to one of our incredible board members Jamie Parrot (@jamiesparrot) educating lax players at her alma mater @pennstate about the connection between cancer and infertility — and the work that The Chick Mission is doing to change access to these benefits. 💪
As we know, knowledge is power — and speaking in front of such an engaged audience was a gift! Thanks for having us @pennstatewlax! 🐥✨
Our motto ⬆️ Since no one wishes cancer upon themselves (or their worst enemy).
We’re so proud to be able to put a sense of control back into the lives of young female cancer patients at a blurring time where so little seems to be in control — and yet so many crucial decisions need to be made, fast.
Through fertility preservation, that sense of control and hope can trickle in. There’s dreams of lighter days and a fuller life, which may or may not include expanding your family. At least there’s choice in all of this…
All goes to say, a big THANK YOU you to everyone who continues to expand awareness of our mission — we won’t stop until the remaining 34 states mandate fertility preservation options for cancer patients — so let’s keep up the good fight 💛
Cheers to our ✨first✨ Great Egg Freeze in the Lone Star State! Texas, y’all go hard and we LOVE it! Thank you to everyone who showed up and braved the plunge at Barton Springs to raise awareness for young women with cancer’s access to fertility care — since having cancer isn’t a choice, but having kids should be. 💛
And while we’re still on a high from last week, YOU can still get involved in raising funds and supporting our mission! Enter to win the Austin goodie basket at the link in bio (under GEF Texas).
Winner will be pulled on December 18 — may the odds be ever in your favor! 🎟️
Make any occasion an opportunity to take action and contribute to changing the landscape of women’s health!
Big shoutout to one of our badass peeps, Emily, who used her latest trip around the sun as a way to raise funds and awareness for our mission: giving young women with cancer options when it comes to their future fertility. 💛
Interested in hosting your own celebration around the cause? Head to the link in bio to learn more about our Chick2Chick program!!
Are you ready for it? Because ATX, we’re ready for YOU! 🐥✨
There’s still time to join in on tomorrow’s plunge, raising funds and awareness for young women with cancer and their future fertility options. Hit that link in bio to secure you spot (and reminder: kiddos plunge for free!) 🌊💧🥶
Hope to see y’all there!!! And if you can’t make it IRL, you can still join in on the run by entering to win a raffle basket full of goodies from @titosvodka @spokeandweal and more 🙏
We are so excited to be taking the plunge in Austin this Sunday for The Great Egg Freeze! 🤠💛 There’s still time to sign up (click that link in bio!) — but even if you can’t be there IRL, enter to win our ‘Keep Austin Fierce’ raffle basket, which includes:
🐥$100 gift cards to Odd Duck & The Diner Bar / The Grey Market
🐥Spoke & Weal hair care package valued at $350
🐥Rejuvenate lash and facial treatments
🐥Tito`s gift basket
…and more! Get your raffle tickets via the link in our bio! Winner will be notified on December 18 🙏
We’re taking a look back at an epic Great Egg Freeze hosted by our friends at @arrichion_durham! 💛✨
Today, their team sent some amazing donations our way!
If YOU donate to The Chick Mission TODAY, your donation will be matched 🐥💦 #GivingTuesday
Advocacy is ✨EVERYTHING!✨
We’re grateful for those who have helped lead the charge for monumental changes in the landscape of women’s health. Lindsay Beck is the Chief Impact Officer of @tmrwlifesciences, which is advancing how patients and clinics store their eggs and embryos.
Beck is not only a 2x cancer survivor, but also went on to found Fertile Hope, changing the standard of care for fertility and oncology and catalyzing the establishment of “oncofertility.” The organization was acquired by the @livestrong Foundation in 2009.
We are so thankful for her support, as well as TMRW’s, which donated 1k our way this Giving Tuesday. Thank you!! 💙
Calling all chicks! 🐥🐥🐥We’re here to add a little ~fun~ to this #GivingTuesday
Head to our stories to play along! Just screenshot a bingo board, add in your Venmo and share with your followers on your story. All donations made through the boards will be matched — so DM us your hits! 🐥
Funds raised go to support changing the landscape of women’s health, giving young women with cancer a choice when it comes to their future fertility options. Without further ado…LFG! 💪✨
“When a patient receives a cancer diagnosis unexpectedly, it can be almost impossible for them to access the care they need in a timely fashion. With the help of organizations like The Chick Mission, CCRM is able to help more patients achieve their dreams and preserve their future fertility potential. It’s an amazing partnership,” shares Dr. Rashmi Kudesia of @ccrmhouston
This giving Tuesday, The Chick Mission is sharing our THANKS for all of our incredible partners, allowing us to provide ✨HOPE✨ to young women with cancer, giving them the opportunity to take control of their future fertility options.
And calling all Texans! If you’re in the Austin area, join us this Sunday for our first Great Egg Freeze in the Lone Star State! And if you can’t make it there in-person there are still ways to participate virtually - learn more via our link in bio 💛🐥
Kids plunge for ✨FREE✨at the Great Egg Freeze! So bring your kids, your nieces, nephews, your neighbors’ kids — you name it — and get into the Chick Mission spirit this SUNDAY in Austin, TX! We can’t wait to see you there 🤠
Learn more at the link in bio!
Give the gift of ✨HOPE✨ this holiday season!
Kicking off this Giving Tuesday, share your commitment to changing the landscape of women’s health with your peeps (family, friends, colleagues, clients, neighbors...you name it!) 🐥 Write a note showing your support, noting why you’re giving a donation in to benefit our Hope Grant program, which provides support for young women with cancer — giving them options when it comes to their future fertility. 💛
We’ll then mail one of our fab custom holiday cards their way! Because who doesn’t love some good ol’ snail mail, particularly during the holidays ☃️☕️🧣
Learn more at the link in bio! ❄️
✨TEXANS!✨ we are just one week away from our first Great Egg Freeze in Austin! Save your spot at the link in bio to join in on the fun — and know that your contributions are being put to good, furthering support young women with cancer receive💪✨
We can’t wait to plunge with you! Our Executive Director Tracy Weiss is showing us how she’s prepping for the big day — let us know how you’re getting ready for the big day in the comments ⬇️
Happy Thanksgiving! 🍁 we are so grateful for all of YOU helping us to change the landscape of women’s health! And we’re grateful for the 450+ lives we’ve touched through our Hope Grant program becoming forever members of our flock! 🐥
Let’s keep at it! 💛✨
✨Treat People with Kindness✨
At The Chick Mission, we’re all about community, support, and kindness 💛 We’re there to support each other during some of the darkest of times and cheering eachother on amidst milestones that call for celebration — both big and small.
And we’re calling all Texans! 👋 Come see what it’s all about by joining us on 💦DEC 3💦in Austin for our first annual Great Egg Freeze in the Lone Star State. Be a part of the flock helping to change the landscape of women’s health TOGETHER!
Learn more + show your support via the link in bio 💛🐥✨
Being thrown into the fertility space — days (or perhaps hours!) after learning you have the dreaded C-word — comes with a learning curve… to say the least. Not only are you oozing with emotions and jolted with countless decisions to make (or perhaps you’re purely numb to it all) but you’re also tasked with learning a new language, chocked full of acronyms.
When you set an appointment with a fertility practice, your first meeting will likely be with your fertility doctor, also known as an REI — that’s short for Reproductive Endocrinologist and Infertility specialist. They’ve gone through OBGYN training (med school then residency), plus 3+ years of specialized training to get where they are; they know their stuff.
Your REI is one of the key players in the egg freezing process, there to have candid conversations throughout, perform the egg extraction, and more.
So next time someone brings up REI, you can ask yourself whether they’re talking about getting a new pair of sneakers or sitting down to have candid conversations about their future fertility options.🥚🩺
Calling all y’all in Austin! 💛🐥
Join us on December 3 for an EPIC Great Egg Freeze! This will be our first in Texas; help us make it a special one! Start planning out your jumps and fits, and save your spot via the link in bio 💦🤠
A cancer diagnosis certainly doesn’t come with a guidebook… but one thing that can be certain is the company you’ve cultivated, there to help navigate the rollercoaster ahead.
Our Executive Director extraordinaire, cancer survivor Tracy Weiss “sat down” on a Zoom call with one of her closest friends, Marisa, this past week. Together they reflected on some of the times spent together throughout TW’s cancer experience — and Marisa, who owns @arrichion_durham shared how she’s continuing to support: by bringing awareness and funds to The Chick Mission from North Carolina, a state that has yet to pass mandates around fertility preservation for cancer patients.
Through November 21, Marisa’s studio will be giving back to The Chick Mission through a workout challenge. Plus, they just hosted an extremely epic Great Egg Freeze with a dunk tank and chicken costume galore (stay tuned for the pics).
Learn more about how to get involved by visiting @arrichion_durham and heading to the link in bio! And know that we’re always here to chat + support those going through treatment, about to start it or who are years pass it 💛🐥✨
This November, we’re reflecting on all of the gratitude we have for our supporters — from small businesses to cancer warriors and all of the peeps who are downright passionate about changing the landscape of women’s health! 🙏
Right now we’re sharing a big thanks to @citymouse_ny, a New York-based parenting brand founded by a rare cancer survivor. For the entire month of November, in honor of Giving Tuesday (Nov 28), Citymouse® will be donating a portion of profits from every sale of their multipurpose diaper bag (great for anyone, not just parents) to The Chick Mission!
The founder of Citymouse®, Alex, was a recipient of a Hope Grant following her cancer diagnosis - and is “eternally grateful to The Chick Mission for giving her hope for the future she has always dreamed of.” 💛
Learn more at the link in bio.
Flashing it back to last Thursday, when we hosted our first-ever Appreciation in the Apple event (thank you @vaneck_us)! 🍎🌃
Together, we reflected on the incredible support behind our fifth annual gala, where over 500 guests gathered and 1M was raised to give young women with cancer options when it comes to their future fertility options. The success of that night was in large part thanks to our partners and members of our Peeps Committee. 🐥
If spreading word of our mission is of interest to YOU, head to the link in bio to find more ways to get involved — specifically, as a Chick Mission ✨peep✨! As a peep, you’ll be part of our fiercely dedicated flock, amplifying and energizing the mission’s impact 💛
Peeps applications are due December 6! Hit that link in bio - and know that we can’t wait to work with you to change the landscape of women’s health 💪
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