The Elysia Skye Breast Cancer Organization was started in July 2008 by breast cancer survivor, Elysia Skye. We are creating a global community, working towards a decrease in the risk of cancer through PREVENTION. This means education, empowerment and an understanding of the physical effect of a positive perspective. Our mission is to educate young women and men on cancer prevention, to raise awareness about cancer in women under 40 and to share a message of love, laughter and gratitude during trauma and illness. We also raise funds and act as a donation platform for those affected by cancer at any age.

For more info, check out the About page


The Elysia Skye Breast Cancer Organization was started in July 2008 by breast cancer survivor Elysia Skye.  This is a 501-c3 educational non-profit, designed to raise awareness and teach prevention to everyone and their families effected by cancer and illness.  

We facilitate creative projects and fundraisers by and for cancer survivors to encourage healing, education and laughter.  This is also a networking group to share and exchange personal stories, medical referrals and healing techniques. 

Under 40 like Elysia was when she was diagnosed?

  • Less than 5 percent of all breast cancers occur in women under age 40.
  • There are more than 250,000 women 40 and under in the US living with breast cancer.
  • Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in women ages 15 to 54.
  • More than 11,000 young women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year.
  • By age 30 a woman has a 1 in 2,212 chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer.
  • From age 30 to 39 a woman has a 1 in 233 chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer.
  • Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States, other than skin cancer. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer.
  • The chance of a woman having invasive breast cancer some time during her life is a little less 1 in 8. The chance of dying from breast cancer is about 1 in 35. Breast cancer death rates have been going down. This is probably the result of finding the cancer earlier and better treatment.
  • Right now there are more than 2½ million breast cancer survivors in the United States.

This information is taken from the American Cancer Society’s 2011 estimates and the website for Dr. Susan Love

About Elysia

Elysia Skye was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer her right breast & auxillary lymphnodes shortly after her 24th birthday.  She underwent a double mastectomy, 18 weeks of intravenous chemotherapy, 5 1/2 weeks of radiation and  reconstructive surgeries (expanders, silicone implants, skin grafted nipples and two fat graftings).  No fun? THINK AGAIN!

As her hair fell out, she had an awesome mohawk for a few days! And despite not being able to work full time, she was constantly surrounded by her amazing friends and family and laughing more than she ever had, which is a better cure for cancer than any oncologist could recommend!

Elysia documented her experience through her novel, “I Got My Tits Done In Beverly HIlls.”  She also made a 15 minute short film called “Lose Weight With Cancer” to encourage laughter during trauma and teach other young people about the effects of stress and cancer.

All projects and publications are funded through donations, fundraisers and merch sales.  For more information, please enjoy the site and feel free to contact us with any questions.

“With a sense of humor and a change in your perception, you will lessen the severity of any illness or trauma.” – Elysia Skye

Thank you so much for your help and remember,