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    A community for breast cancer patients, survivors, families & friends



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    We connect people locally, share resources and spread unexpected joy


What We Do

The Licorice Project is a community for everyone affected by breast cancer: newly diagnosed patients, survivors, and their families and friends.

  • Connect

    We’re a breast cancer community based in Chicago. Together, women at all stages can find the strength, humor, and friendship they need.

  • Curate

    We share resources that provide hope and inspiration, save time and energy, and make it easier to help a friend. Let us do the legwork for you!

  • Delight

    Little things can make a big difference. We’re constantly on the lookout for those unexpected treats that can brighten someone’s day!

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Your free subscription includes:
Our Latest News and Resources
Access to our Private Facebook Group
Invites to Local Gatherings

Breast Cancer Resources

We’ve hand-picked resources that we’ve found to be helpful, hopeful, timesaving, inspirational, funny, and more. Here are a few of our favorites. Check out ALL of our selected Resources.

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    Camp Kesem

    Featured • Support Groups

    Camp Kesem is a college student run camp for kids with a parent who has (or has had) cancer. These amazing one-week sleep away...

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    BFFL Co

    Beauty & Wellness • Featured

    BFFL Co is all about improving the patient experience. As a physician and patient herself, the founder understands the needs of...

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    Cure Diva

    Beauty & Wellness • Featured • Hair & Headcovers

    Cure Diva is the first ever “personalized lifestyle solutions” online shop for women facing Breast Cancer, and it truly feels...

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    Hollye Jacobs

    Featured • Inspiration

    Hollye Jacobs is a nurse, social worker, child development specialist, author and breast cancer survivor with impeccable taste...

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  • Give Forward

    Give Forward

    Featured • Inspiration • Support Groups

    For many people facing a cancer diagnosis, the cost of medical care creates a major financial hurdle. Fortunately, there’s now...

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    Good Wishes

    Featured • Freebies • Hair & Headcovers

    This company has a simple mission: to provide a beautiful scarf or head-wrap – free of charge – for someone who loses...

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    Take Them a Meal

    Daily Help • Featured • Freebies

    One of the first things people ask when someone is diagnosed is “What can I do to help?” Bringing meals to individuals and...

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  • Imerman Angels

    Imerman Angels

    Featured • Inspiration • Support Groups

    An important part of our mission at The Licorice Project is to connect the local breast cancer community. We know how crucial it...

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A community in your backyard


9,320 people will be diagnosed with breast cancer in Illinois in 2014. They are your neighbors, your child’s teachers and the women you pass on the street. You might otherwise never know them or their struggle.


Join The Licorice Project and you’ll receive access to our private Facebook Group. A special place to make friends, seek local recommendations, and support one another.


Friends Forever

The best part of The Licorice Project is the people whose lives are positively impacted by what we do. Here they are, in their own words.

The Licorice Project has helped me through the toughest year of my life. You are part of a community of women who have already “been there and done that” and are willing to share their stories and advice.
~ Elizabeth (breast cancer survivor)

I know I could call anyone in this group with a question about anything and they will help find an answer. It’s a fun group of women who deal with difficult topics.
~ Maureen (breast cancer survivor)

The night before I started my chemo treatments I was surrounded by a community of women who supported me. The Licorice Project has changed my life with new friendships and relationships.
~ Julie (breast cancer survivor)

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