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Tigerlily Foundation is a national women’s health and oncology organization providing education, awareness, advocacy and hands-on support to young women (15-45) – before, during and after cancer.


To educate, advocate for, empower, and support young women, before, during and after cancer.


We envision a future where a cancer diagnosis doesn’t inspire fear, but ignites hope for a future because:

  1. We can inspire young women to transform inside and out as they journey through treatment to live their best life going forward.

  2. We empower young women to be advocates for change

  3. Cancer will no longer be a terminal disease, but become a chronic disease that will someday be cured.

  4. We will end disparities – of age, stage and color, in our lifetime.

  5. We focus on health, wellness and risk reduction as a lifestyle – supported by integrative and traditional medicine.


Through our programs, we seek to educate and empower women of all backgrounds, including those at heightened risk, those facing health disparities, and those with less access to care. We strive to improve the quality of life and end isolation among cancer survivors. Most importantly, we encourage and endeavor to empower women at every stage of their health journey, and to show them that they are not alone, but are beautiful, strong like the tiger and the lily, and that they can be transformed – during and after cancer.


Being diagnosed with breast cancer opens you up to a whole new world of jargon, experiences, and feelings. What gives you power as you begin your journey is understanding breast cancer and knowing your facts so that you become an educated partner in your own treatment and recovery. Our goal is to offer you information that will help you better understand breast cancer so that you are empowered and knowledgeable.


Although there is global awareness of breast cancer, people are not always aware that younger women can and do get breast cancer. There is a need for change in terms of ensuring better representation of issues facing younger women’s health in the community. Tigerlily Foundation works to advocate for that change.


At Tigerlily Foundation, our focus is on reminding of you how beautiful and strong you are, throughout your breast cancer journey. Our hope is that by the time treatment is over, you will not only have new life, but be transformed into a “New You.” Through our Fearless Female Program we can help you get there.


Being a breast cancer survivor is not just a name we attribute to those who have made it through this journey. It is a way of life. Being a survivor means that you are part of a sisterhood, and it means that as strong as you are, you’ll need help along the way. Tigerily’s support programs offer everything from peer support, hope bags, meals and financial assistance, to a way to connect with other young survivors in real time. We are here to help you through this journey. Just reach out your hand and someone will be here to hold it, and guide you along the way. For more information on any of our Support Programs please click on one of the links below.





On February 28, 2006, at 4:45 p.m., Maimah was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer. She had no family history of breast cancer; and was only 32-years old. While undergoing her second round of chemotherapy, she made a promise to God that if she survived, she would live her life in service to others, and create an organization to educate, empower,…




On February 28, 2006, at 4:45 p.m., when my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer, I didn’t really understand what was going on. I was only 3 years old. I was scared about what might happen, because she didn’t feel well often, so I would help to take care of her and put my toys in the bed to keep her company. Mommy talked to me about helping…