The IIIBs Foundation - Bosom Buddy Baskets

The IIIBs Foundation - Bosom Buddy Baskets We are a 501(C)(3) Non Profit dedicated to providing comfort baskets to women going though the breast cancer journey. The baskets contain items personalized to their needs & are given to hospitals, doctors & individuals via our website.
The IIIB’s Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to comforting women going through the pain associated with breast cancer surgery and treatment now. The IIIB’s, stands for Bosom Buddy Baskets. Our baskets are personally designed by breast cancer survivor & IIIB’s founder Carolyn Cole-Rodenburg, and hand assembled by the IIIB’s team. We are celebrating our 10th anniversary of providing thousands of Bosom Buddy Baskets as gifts to breast cancer survivors to ensure that no woman faces breast cancer alone. Our list of hospitals is growing everyday and We Need Your Help! We are currently providing Bosom Buddy Baskets to Virginia Hospitals including Inova Loudoun, Inova Fair Oaks, Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, Reston Hospital, Prince William Hospital, Fauquier Hospital and The Cancer Center at Lake Manassas in Gainesville. We have also shipped hundreds of baskets to nearly every state nationally and 2 countries! Won’t you Help to Keep the Candle Glowing Too!
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Our Founder (Carolyn) Story: Carolyn Cole-Rodenburg, a 11-year breast cancer survivor, is the Founder & President of The IIIB's Foundation, a highly recognized and respected breast cancer charity. She is an exemplary model of someone who has personal knowledge of the physical and emotional effects of breast cancer. Carolyn is determined to fully live her life dedicated to comforting and educating other survivors, their family and friends. She is a dynamic professional who easily communicates with all intellectual levels and shares her knowledge and compassion openly in an attempt to better educate about important issues faced by women following a breast cancer diagnosis. Carolyn's passion is to help women! One month following her wedding of April 12, 2002, at the age of 42, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a double mastectomy. She survived the life threatening disease as a result of her 1st mammogram she had due to the encourgement of friends. Her diagnosis and survival ignited a passion in her to devote her life to educate women about early detection and to provide resources and comforting items needed during the breast cancer process. She found that there were many people raising money for large corporations to help find the cure, but she felt the lack of support, emotional healing and comfort for those women who may not have time to wait for a cure. Eight years ago, Carolyn turned her personal tragedy into a triumph. In 2004, she was inspired by a dream to create The IIIB's Foundation. She left her lucrative corporate position in order to provide women with resources to help them through their breast cancer journey and to let them know they are not alone. Carolyn has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Radford University with many years in successful corporate positions and through her leadership, The IIIB's Foundation has received numerous recognitions and is considered a voice of comfort and hope in the breast cancer community. Carolyn's personal experience and connection to her community allows her to provide advice, helpful information and education awareness of breast cancer. Carolyn's life is dedicated to promoting recovery after breast cancer surgery. She receives correspondence every day from women thanking her for her product creativity and usefulness, personal insight, providing dignity and hope; and addressing their immediate recovery needs. Many women express gratitude that they did not feel alone during this difficult time and many just thank her for her passion to their 'cause.' Carolyn has been married to her husband, Mark, for more than 10 years. They have one daughter; Stacy, one son; Steven and four Husky Dogs; Shadow, Sierra, Sapphire and Savanna.

Mission: The IIIB’s Foundation helps to comfort women through the pain associated with breast cancer surgery and treatment. We are celebrating our 15th Anniversary of providing Thousands of Bosom Buddy Baskets as gifts to breast cancer survivors to ensure that no woman faces breast cancer alone.

DON'T MISS OUT!!LAST Day to Buy Tickets is this Friday 2.21.2020Pink Tie Breast Cancer Charity Ballwww.BosomBuddyBaskets...
02/19/2020

DON'T MISS OUT!!
LAST Day to Buy Tickets is this Friday 2.21.2020
Pink Tie Breast Cancer Charity Ball
www.BosomBuddyBaskets.org

02/10/2020

Buy your tickets TODAY for The 9th Pink Tie Breast Cancer Charity Ball.
www.BosomBuddyBaskets.org
February 29th Hilton Washington Dulles Airport
It's going to be a BALL!!

To donate or sponsor the Pink Tie Charity Ball visit www.BosomBuddyBaskets.orgCome join us for this great event!!Last Da...
02/07/2020

To donate or sponsor the Pink Tie Charity Ball visit www.BosomBuddyBaskets.org
Come join us for this great event!!
Last Day to buy tickets to the event is February 21st.

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02/03/2020
Tickets on Sale until February 21, 2020.DON'T MISS OUT!! www.BosomBuddyBaskets.org #theiiibs #bosombuddybaskets #pinktie...
01/31/2020

Tickets on Sale until February 21, 2020.
DON'T MISS OUT!!
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01/17/2020
Thank you to Jack Azar at Manhattan Pizza for all their efforts and their generous donation from their "Pizza for a Caus...
01/15/2020

Thank you to Jack Azar at Manhattan Pizza for all their efforts and their generous donation from their "Pizza for a Cause" Campaign during Breast Cancer Awareness Month at all their local locations! We can't continue our mission without them and all those in the community who participated and supported us! #grateful #thankful #manhattanpizza #iiibs #bosombuddybaskets

Heading into the new year as a motivated, 15 year old, nonprofit foundation, ready to raise more money in 2020 than ever...
01/06/2020

Heading into the new year as a motivated, 15 year old, nonprofit foundation, ready to raise more money in 2020 than ever before so we can continue to support breast cancer patients in need. Who wants to be involved this year? Who wants to be a part of our 2020 vision? Click the link to join us: www.bosombuddybaskets.org

There's a Very Special Birthday at The IIIB's Foundation! Happy Birthday to our Amazing Jackie Rojas Ready. She is the o...
01/04/2020

There's a Very Special Birthday at The IIIB's Foundation! Happy Birthday to our Amazing Jackie Rojas Ready. She is the one who has transformed The IIIB's Foundation! She has worked tirelessly to streamline and grow our operation to maximize all our efforts and make sure everyone who needs a Bosom Buddy Basket receives one - On time and made with love! We are SOOO grateful to have such a wonderful, important person in our family! We love her and can't do it without her! Happy Birthday Jackie Rojas Ready - If The IIIB's has touched you or anyone you know, Please Feel Free to Thank this lovely lady and Wish her a Happy Birthday!! We can't do it without her!!!

Wishing you a Happy New Year's Eve and can't wait for Leap Year Day where we will host a fun filled evening at our 9th P...
12/31/2019

Wishing you a Happy New Year's Eve and can't wait for Leap Year Day where we will host a fun filled evening at our 9th Pink Tie Breast Cancer Charity Ball. We want to gather and fight together to help breast cancer patients in need. To purchase your tickets, go to our website: www.bosombuddybaskets.org

The IIIBs Foundation - Bosom Buddy Baskets
12/24/2019

The IIIBs Foundation - Bosom Buddy Baskets

Happy Holidays to our friends, family, supporters, sponsors, caregivers and survivors! Wishing you and your family the best holiday season. Please join us next year for our 9th Pink Tie Breast Cancer Charity Ball. Link to purchase tickets: www.bosombuddybaskets.org

Happy Holidays to our friends, family, supporters, sponsors, caregivers and survivors! Wishing you and your family the b...
12/24/2019

Happy Holidays to our friends, family, supporters, sponsors, caregivers and survivors! Wishing you and your family the best holiday season. Please join us next year for our 9th Pink Tie Breast Cancer Charity Ball. Link to purchase tickets: www.bosombuddybaskets.org

Tickets are now on sale for our 9th Pink Tie Breast Cancer Charity Ball at www.bosombuddybaskets.org! We are expecting a...
12/19/2019

Tickets are now on sale for our 9th Pink Tie Breast Cancer Charity Ball at www.bosombuddybaskets.org! We are expecting an early sell out so buy your tickets today! #theiiibs #bosombuddybaskets #pinktie2020 #goingtobeagreattime

What wonderful girlz who spent their entire weekend donating their time to give our Bosom Buddies their Cinderella momen...
12/16/2019

What wonderful girlz who spent their entire weekend donating their time to give our Bosom Buddies their Cinderella moment picking out their dream dress for our 9th Pink Tie Breast Cancer Charity Ball! Thank you Deja Vu Boutique, Kerstin Sapp, Kelsey Sapp, Joanna DejaVu Sapp, Karin Hiddleston Lindberg, Kelly Dawson Ryan, Jackie Rojas Ready, Shannon Rodney Cunningham and Mary Bresnahan Colombo for selflessly donating your time to create these wonderful memories for others! Stay tuned for sneak preview of our beautiful Bosom Buddies! #theiiibs #bosombuddybaskets #pinktie2020

Kelly Wing Does It Again! Because of her efforts and her continued support of The IIIBs Foundation - Bosom Buddy Baskets...
12/12/2019

Kelly Wing Does It Again! Because of her efforts and her continued support of The IIIBs Foundation - Bosom Buddy Baskets, AMERICAN SYSTEMS is now our newest Pink Garnet Sponsor of our 9th Pink Tie Breast Cancer Charity Ball! Does your company want to become a sponsor? Go to www.bosombuddybaskets.org. #bosombuddybaskets #theiiibs #pinktie2020 #americansystems

A HUUUGE Thank You to   Allegra Print, Signs, & Design Dulles for their complimentary printing of ALL The IIIB’s Foundat...
12/10/2019

A HUUUGE Thank You to Allegra Print, Signs, & Design Dulles for their complimentary printing of ALL The IIIB’s Foundation’s printing needs for our Bosom Buddy Baskets. We really cannot thank you enough for your contribution!!

A BIG THANK YOU to Kim, Uhron and Associates for becoming our first official Sponsor of our 9th Pink Tie Breast Cancer C...
12/09/2019

A BIG THANK YOU to Kim, Uhron and Associates for becoming our first official Sponsor of our 9th Pink Tie Breast Cancer Charity Ball!! Do you want to join in our exciting fundraiser? Purchase Tickets and Sponsorships at www.bosombuddybaskets.org #theiiibs #bosombuddybaskets #breastcancerfundraiser #pinktiecharitycall #pinktie2020

Be the Light in someone else's life on this Giving Tuesday by sharing random acts of kindness in your community! You'll ...
12/03/2019

Be the Light in someone else's life on this Giving Tuesday by sharing random acts of kindness in your community! You'll be surprised at what giving someone a simple smile or holding the door for someone can do for their day. Use EVERY DAY as an opportunity to Brighten up the World!

We are so Full of Thanks for our people, our patients, our sponsors, our caregivers, our families and our friends. The I...
11/28/2019

We are so Full of Thanks for our people, our patients, our sponsors, our caregivers, our families and our friends. The IIIB's Foundation wouldn't be here without you. So, thank you, thank you, thank you. We are thankful for you!

The Women's Club of Manassas Tea
11/26/2019

The Women's Club of Manassas Tea

Meet Kelly Dawson Ryan, a Class of 2018 Bosom Buddy breast cancer survivor and a IIIB's volunteer. Here is her story in ...
11/24/2019

Meet Kelly Dawson Ryan, a Class of 2018 Bosom Buddy breast cancer survivor and a IIIB's volunteer. Here is her story in her own words below... We are so thankful for her constant support.

In 2012 I underwent a double mastectomy at the beginning of my treatment for breast cancer. As a mother of a 4th and 3rd grader, I was determined to fight the disease with all I had, to include the sharp wit and humor I am known for. The weekend before my surgery, we had a “Boob Voyage” Party for me, complete with breast themed decorations, games and foods that poked fun at the disease. I grabbed two soccer ball piñatas and spray painted them pink for the kids. We had pink water balloons to play Boob toss. Breast shaped balloons were hung alll around for decorations. I even hung up a plaster mold of my chest and used it as my guestbook for those who came to sign it, all under a sign that read “welcome to my Boob Voyage Party. I have Breast Cancer. It doesn’t have ME.” The party was a huge success and attended by friends and family who truly humored me as many of them thought it was highly irreverent and strange for someone to do that. I explained that I wanted to have this shin dig to see everyone while before I embarked on my journey of treatment. I didn’t want visitors when I was feeling ill from any of it, and, to be frank, that’s a memory I wanted to create for my family and friends in the event I didn’t pull through. Morbid? Perhaps, but it worked for me. See, I was the first in my family to get the disease and I really didn’t know what I was in for, which is very frightening! My surgery took place at the Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, VA. As I was getting prepped, in walked in two lovely ladies to deliver a gorgeous pink basket, chock full of comfort items for me to use after my surgery. I was so surprised and couldn’t stop staring at this amazing basket that had been delivered on one of the darkest days of my life and my families. That is how I was introduced to the IIIB’s. Several years after I was done with my treatment I noticed there was a fund raiser gala being held to benefit the IIIB’s and I was delighted to attend and participate. I picked up a black dress and made a large pink ribbon to go on top of the dress. As I walked in to the event, I had the pleasure of meeting Carolyn and Jacks and Stacey and a slew of other amazing women in charge of the event. I felt so welcomed, and I was even asked to say a few words about my journey. I was also offered to be a part of the Class of 2018 members being honored at the pink tie charity ball I am so humbled and honored to be on the other side, volunteering and donating my time and efforts into providing the baskets to the next patient in the hopes that receiving one will brighten their day in the same way it did for me. I owe a huge debt of gratitude to the IIIBs.

What is the Pink Tie Charity Ball?The IIIB’s Foundation is hosting the 9th Pink Tie Breast Cancer Charity Ball. This is ...
11/20/2019

What is the Pink Tie Charity Ball?
The IIIB’s Foundation is hosting the 9th Pink Tie Breast Cancer Charity Ball. This is our main event, open to the community, to raise funds for our comfort and recovery Bosom Buddy Baskets year round for mastectomy patients.

Although it's formal attire for a serious cause, we know how to have fun! This is a vibrant, fun-filled evening celebrating the warriors of breast cancer. Candlelight dinner, open bar, DJ, silent and live auctions included! Over the years, this night has allowed the IIIB's Foundation to continue our mission to ensure no woman feels alone.

Come support our mission and dance the night away with us on February 29th, 2020 at the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport by purchasing your tickets at https://www.keepthecandleglowing.org/9th-pink-tie-breast-cancer-charity-ball/ . #theiiibs #bosombuddybaskets

Giving Thanks to Evolve Salon and Spa for their wonderful fundraiser efforts during Breast  Cancer Awareness month💕
11/14/2019

Giving Thanks to Evolve Salon and Spa for their wonderful fundraiser efforts during Breast Cancer Awareness month💕

Giving Thanks and a huge shout out to EveryMom Fitness, Fieldhouse Chantilly and all the folks that supported their fund...
11/07/2019

Giving Thanks and a huge shout out to EveryMom Fitness, Fieldhouse Chantilly and all the folks that supported their fundraiser Burpees for Boobies. Their efforts raised money to help continue our mission of providing comfort and recovery Bosom Buddy Baskets to women recovering from mastectomy breast cancer surgery💕

11/01/2019
EveryMom Fitness

EveryMom Fitness

So excited to report that we raised $458 for The IIIBs Foundation - Bosom Buddy Baskets during breast cancer awareness month!! Our instructors might not have been as excited about all the burpees they had to do though... A huge THANK YOU to everyone who donated to Burpees for Boobies this month. You ROCK, cancer SUCKS!
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#burpeesforboobies #everymomsupportseverymom #iiibsfoundation #everymomfitness #cyafieldhouse #weareeverymom #cancersucks #sodoburpees

It's the Last day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Be a Champion, Schedule Your Mammogram and Stay in the Fight!
10/31/2019

It's the Last day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Be a Champion, Schedule Your Mammogram and Stay in the Fight!

Let's go BURPEES!
10/30/2019

Let's go BURPEES!

Only TWO DAYS left to donate!! Remember, if $1=1 burpee, then $20=20 burpees. 😜 Let’s give these instructors a taste of their own medicine! Burpees will be completed on Friday, Nov. 1 during EveryMom at 10am.

ALL proceeds will go to @theiiibs after the burpees are completed at EveryMom Fitness on Nov. 1!

#burpeesforboobies #iiibsfoundation #everymomfitness #cyafieldhouse #cancersucks #sodoburpees

A HUGE THANK YOU to Kendra Scott and Stacy Davolt for coordinating the Give Back Pop Up Shop at Adobe Federal Systems Mc...
10/28/2019

A HUGE THANK YOU to Kendra Scott and Stacy Davolt for coordinating the Give Back Pop Up Shop at Adobe Federal Systems McLean benefitting The IIIBs Foundation - Bosom Buddy Baskets which raised nearly $1,000! You guys are truly REAL GEMS!!!!!!

Great day for Pizza!! Only a few days left for Manhattan Pizza Breast Cancer Awareness Month give back.  Don’t forget to...
10/26/2019

Great day for Pizza!! Only a few days left for Manhattan Pizza Breast Cancer Awareness Month give back. Don’t forget to ask for PIZZA FOR A CAUSE when ordering💕

Saffy has gone to her salon and has gotten her "PINK ON"!  Have you gotten your PINK ON for breast cancer!! Stop by Jack...
10/24/2019

Saffy has gone to her salon and has gotten her "PINK ON"! Have you gotten your PINK ON for breast cancer!! Stop by
Jackson Harlow and Evolve Salon and Spa. There are ladies who really need your support! #iiibs #bosombuddybaskets #evolvesalonandspa #jacksonharlow

Perfect Pink Sky for our wonderful volunteers of The IIIB's Foundation. A special thank you to all the volunteers,  spon...
10/23/2019

Perfect Pink Sky for our wonderful volunteers of The IIIB's Foundation. A special thank you to all the volunteers, sponsors and players at our 9th Annual Breast Cancer Golf Classic!!! And thank you to our friend, Kipp Burgoyne for capturing this moment and event! #iiibs #bosombuddybaskets #loveourvolunteers

Pink Hair for Hope! All month at Jackson Harlow and Evolve Salon and Spa- Don’t forget to get your pink hair extensions ...
10/22/2019

Pink Hair for Hope! All month at Jackson Harlow and Evolve Salon and Spa- Don’t forget to get your pink hair extensions in support of breast cancer awareness month💕

10/18/2019

Mingle For Charity!

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Our Founder (Carolyn) Story: Carolyn Cole-Rodenburg, a 17-year breast cancer survivor, is the Founder & President of The IIIB's Foundation, a highly recognized and respected breast cancer charity. She is an exemplary model of someone who has personal knowledge of the physical and emotional effects of breast cancer. Carolyn is determined to fully live her life dedicated to comforting and educating other survivors, their family and friends. She is a dynamic professional who easily communicates with all intellectual levels and shares her knowledge and compassion openly in an attempt to better educate about important issues faced by women following a breast cancer diagnosis. Carolyn's passion is to help women! One month following her wedding of April 12, 2002, at the age of 42, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a double mastectomy. She survived the life threatening disease as a result of her 1st mammogram she had due to the encouragement of friends. Her diagnosis and survival ignited a passion in her to devote her life to educate women about early detection and to provide resources and comforting items needed during the breast cancer process. She found that there were many people raising money for large corporations to help find the cure, but she felt the lack of support, emotional healing and comfort for those women who may not have time to wait for a cure. Fourteen years ago, Carolyn turned her personal tragedy into a triumph. In 2004, she was inspired by a dream to create The IIIB's Foundation. She left her lucrative corporate position in order to provide women with resources to help them through their breast cancer journey and to let them know they are not alone. Carolyn has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Radford University with many years in successful corporate positions and through her leadership, The IIIB's Foundation has received numerous accommodations and is considered a voice of comfort and hope in the breast cancer community. Carolyn's personal experience and connection to her community allows her to provide advice, helpful information and education awareness of breast cancer. Carolyn's life is dedicated to promoting recovery after breast cancer surgery. She receives correspondence every day from women thanking her for her product creativity and usefulness, personal insight, providing dignity and hope; and addressing their immediate recovery needs. Many women express gratitude that they did not feel alone during this difficult time and many just thank her for her passion to their 'cause.' Carolyn has been married to her husband, Mark, for more than 16 years. They have one daughter; Stacy, one son; Steven, one son-in-law; Scott, two grandsons; Chase and Brixton and four Husky Dogs; Sierra, Sapphire, Savanna and Sasha.

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Meet Our Founder - Carolyn Rodenburg Carolyn was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002, only one month after her wedding day. She went to her 1st mammogram because her friends encouraged her to go and immediately discovered Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS). Due to the cancer being attached to her chest wall, if she hadn’t caught it when she did, she might not be here with us today. After surgeries and recovery, with two young children and a new husband, Carolyn began to reflect on her experience and started to think about everyone else that suffers from breast cancer. She survived, she made it but what about everyone else? What could she do to help them and their breast cancer battle? One day, Carolyn was visiting her mothers grave and noticed the resting place of her high school friend, Mary Beth. She didn’t know she had passed but thought it might have to do with breast cancer. Sure enough, it did. Her thoughts on Mary Beth lead her to have a dream about a cake with pink candles on it. The next day, as Carolyn was talking to her friends, they came up with an idea. Every year, you have to add a pink candle on your friends birthday cake in order to remind them to get an annual mammogram. They thought, if women could get checked sooner and more often, this could help save lives. Little did they know, this idea would create an entire non-profit organization that provides comfort and recovery baskets to help women through their breast cancer journey. In 2004, the IIIB’s Foundation was established. The III signifies the candles in Carolyn’s vision, it is pronounced the three b’s and it stands for the “Bosom Buddy Baskets” that are delivered to breast cancer patients in their time of need. So today, we want to thank Carolyn Rodenburg, our founder and our survivor for all that she has accomplished. Thank you for fighting your fight so you could help others fight their fight everyday. We love you!
Breast Cancer recognizes no holidays, special occasions or that Breast Cancer Month is coming to an end! But The IIIB's Foundation had such an amazing October Breast Cancer month! Thank you to everyone who helps us to continue our mission of comforting and encouraging women! We were so honored to have been selected to appear in this very special Think Pink Documentary celebrating 20 years of the Think Pink movement! Enjoy the show and remember to thank all those dedicated to volunteering and making a difference!!!!! #theiiibsfoudation #bosombuddybasksts #washingtonredskins
Thank you for the amazing gift basket. It arrived just before my surgery. I have used so many items from it. Thank you again!
I received this gorgeous gift basket just a week before my Bilateral mastectomy! I just wanted to thank you so much for everything. There is so much I have needed and used from this in just my 1 week post op. Thank you 😊 from the bottom of my 💜!
Thank you so much for my beautiful basket!! I love everything in it!
Brentsville Volleyball Team supports you!
Out of curiosity, is there a basket that you can offer to a male Breast Cancer Patient? I know of one that could use the same love and support that helped get me through.