If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with breast cancer, Join the Journey was created to help you. We will provide you with information, support and fellowship. You are not alone; we are here to help.

Below you will find information about Join the Journey and learn more about our team.

About Join the Journey

Join the Journey was founded in 2005. Effie Psimos and Patty Allen, breast cancer survivors, and close friend Margie Loprinzi, came together with the hope of raising awareness of breast cancer in Rochester, Minnesota.

Before long, Join the Journey had its first  Breast Cancer Awareness Walk. The community response was tremendous, and participation grows each year. In 2015, nearly 1,000 people participated!

Join the Journey has evolved into an established non-profit community organization, which supports programs and projects that uphold its mission of promoting breast cancer awareness and supporting individuals on their breast cancer journey.

In 2018, the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce selected Join the Journey as a finalist for their award - Non-Profit of the Year.

Join The Journey

Join The Journey

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Our Join the Journey Team:

  • Emily Whitcomb

    Office Assistant
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Officers:

  • Whitney Butlin

    President
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  • Cyndie Kahn

    Treasurer
  • Margie Loprinzi

    Co-Founder
  • Tanya Strasser

    Secretary
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Members:

  • Lori Denison

    Board Member - Past President
  • Kathy Williamson 

    Board Member - Past President
  • Linda Miller

    Board Member
  • Yuliya Antropova-Elder

    Board Member 
  • Sally McGovern

    Board Member
  • Keisha Kidder

    Board Member
  • Nancy Benrud

    Board Member