Janet Beebe, Survivor, President, Founder and Director
Janet Beebe, Survivor, President, Founder and Director of: The Breast Cancer Survivors’ Network, Inc.
Moving to Peachtree City, Georgia in 1981 with hope of starting her own company and raising a family was put on hold for Janet very quickly. Within a short period of time, she and her husband were planning their 3rd child’s arrival and knew life would be a busy one. Toward the end of Janet’s pregnancy, she discovered a lump in her breast that changed her life forever.
Taking months to get it removed and tested after mammograms and exams not showing that it was breast cancer, a biopsy proved it was. In 1983, the word breast cancer did not mean pink ribbons. Pink ribbons were not discovered until many years later.
A new baby, breast cancer, surgery, treatment and even a recurrence changed Janet’s life as she discovered a non-profit called Bosom Buddies of GA that reached out to her as she became involved as a volunteer and later staff. For 22 years of Janet’s survivor life, she volunteered for that organization in Atlanta along with other non-profits like The American Cancer Society, Georgia Cancer Foundation, Georgia Breast Cancer Coalition, Lance Armstrong, Susan G. Komen Foundation and many more.
After 22 years in the non-profit world and the non-profit in Atlanta called Bosom Buddies of GA was closing down, Janet’s heart was telling to continue her work, but under her own 501 ( c) (3) non-profit. So in 2005, Janet developed The Breast Cancer Survivors’ Network, Inc. ( BCSN), as she considers herself a professional volunteer as she volunteered for her own organization for over 9 years.
Because of Janet’s accomplishments, Janet has been featured in many magazines, news papers, books and even CD’s all over GA. Her survivor story has been featured in medical magazines in Atlanta as well.
She has received awards from The American Cancer Society, Diamond of Hope award from the Atlanta Braves, Holiday Hero Award from the Atlanta Journal, and Survivor of the Year Award from the Atlanta Falcons. Janet also received a National Award as the 2012 and 2013 Business Woman of the Year from The National Association of Business Women.
Janet and a small staff with more than 150 volunteers each year continue FREE programs through her non-profit, The Breast Cancer Survivors’ Network, Inc. Giving back to those that need help is the top of the list. Programs like THE HOPE CLOSET where patients with no insurance and/or no funds are given free wigs, bras, breast forms, scarves, turbans surgical kits, and other things they need to survive breast cancer. Janet’s organization also provides funding for medical travel and needed mammograms to those that have no other means of getting help.
Janet get her funding though personal donation from those that care and support Georgia communities. She receives grants and donations from organizations like Clothes Less Traveled, Tickled Pink Club, and corporate sponsors like Panasonic. Fundraising events each year like their own Annual Breast Cancer 1-Day Walk and the Peachtree City Rotary that donates funds from the Annual Dragon Boat Races.
Health fairs, educational programs to educating communities and speaking engagements and 20+ monthly supports groups all over GA are at the top of Janet’s personal list as she continues these BCSN programs for over 12 years now. She is helping people find their breast cancer early and saving lives.
1401 Georgian Park, Suite 110
Peachtree City, GA 30269