Share Your Story

Sharing your personal experience with breast cancer can offer hope and inspiration for others. We’d like to hear your story of how Rays of Hope may have helped you. You can share your written story or a video. We may use your story on our social media pages or in our Supporting Hope newsletter.

When you submit your story please include your full name, address, phone number, email address and when you were diagnosed.

Need help on what to say? Consider these questions:

  • How has Rays of Hope provided hope to you or your loved ones?
  • What does Rays of Hope mean to you?
  • How has Rays of Hope helped you create moments of hope in your life?
  • When is the moment during your breast cancer journey when hope helped get you through?
  • What advice would you give to someone else who just received a diagnosis?
  • How has having breast cancer changed your outlook?
  • What gives you strength during treatment?
  • What support have you found especially helpful?
  • What can co-survivors do to help?
  • Include your full name, where you live, phone number and email address so we can reach out to you.

If you’d like to share a video here are some helpful tips: 

  • Avoid wearing recognizable logos on any clothing that can be seen on camera unless you are wearing Rays of Hope apparel.
  • Find a quiet space where you can avoid background noise.
  • Film with your camera in a horizontal orientation. If filming on a phone or iPad, flip your device sideways to achieve this orientation.
  • If you are reading from a script, place it below or above your camera.
  • Frame yourself in the middle of your screen so there is not too much space above your head.
  • Face a natural light source, such as a window or desk lamp. Avoid filming with a window or lamp behind you.
  • Smile while you’re talking.
  • Speak naturally and don’t worry about stopping if you make a mistake! We can edit the piece after the fact. We recommend recording what you’re saying three or four times and sending in all takes.

To share your written or video story please email it to  If you are sharing a video you can also DM it to us on Facebook or Instagram.

Thank you for taking the time to consider lifting your voice to share how breast cancer has impacted your life and why you support Rays of Hope.