Breast Cancer Awareness & Education
Mama Melissa Foundation is a charity dedicated to the prevention, early detection and treatment of breast cancer through education, awareness and support.
This important cause is close to our founder Eila Petty’s heart, as is support for education projects with a focus on vulnerable and disadvantaged young people in Kenya.
Since 2017, Eila has contributed to Breast Cancer Awareness through informative campaigns, fundraising and collecting surgical bras and prothesis donated by breast cancer survivors in England through the link with the breast cancer team at Southmead hospital, Bristol, UK
Breast Cancer Survivor
In September 2015, Eila Petty was diagnosed with stage 2/3 breast cancer. Happily she has now recovered, but Eila experienced at first hand the harsh aftermath of having breast cancer.
Although survival rates have greatly improved in the 21st century, surviving breast cancer is not easy. Breast cancer survivors experience many difficulties, both physical and psychological.
Therefore, Eila is proud to be campaigning for awareness, especially among the black and minority ethnic groups in the UK, as well as in rural Kenya where she was born, and supporting the breast cancer community through positive change.
Through the Mama Melissa Foundation, we hope to inspire and inform women (and men!) across the world, so that together we can all make an impact in the fight against breast cancer.
As Eila, founder of the Mama Melissa Foundation, is a breast cancer survivor who has undergone a mastectomy, everyone involved in our charity is very aware of the importance of positive body image and the effects it has on a person's wellbeing.
How you can help
The Mama Melissa Foundation has collaborated with Southmead Hospital in Bristol, UK, in promoting breast cancer awareness, as well as promoting positive body image amongst breast cancer patients in rural Kenya by donating surgical bras and prostheses for women breast cancer patients who have undergone a mastectomy.