BreastStrokes Knoxville will empower women in two ways: first, by encouraging women to come together in artistic expression, and second, by giving women financial aid in their time of need. BreastStrokes Knoxville will also strive to raise cancer awareness, encourage cancer screenings, and further support the cancer community.
BreastStrokes (formerly known as Knox Supports the TaTas) is a grass-roots effort dedicated to helping female cancer patients receive the financial support they need during treatment. We do this through our empowering public art project featuring the painted busts of women whose lives, in one way or another, have been affected by cancer. What began in February 2009 with a small group of gals focused on helping out one of their own with breast cancer has now grown to include over 300 volunteers open to supporting women with any kind of cancer regardless of insurance status. We are in the process of establishing a non-profit foundation to better serve women in the Knoxville area and make it easier for others to get involved.