Who are the Step Sisters?

Our Mission: Improving the quality of life for those impacted by breast cancer by funding needed support services in Loudoun County and the surrounding community.

The Step Sisters are a team of women and men in Loudoun County’s Brambleton community and beyond that joined together seven years ago to take on the challenge of fighting breast cancer. We are made up of breast cancer survivors as well as mothers, sisters, daughters, brothers, sons and fathers who have all been touched by this terrible disease. The Step Sisters have raised more than $500,000 for the breast cancer cause in nearly 8 years.

The Step Sisters organization was founded in 2005 with initial fundraising efforts directed primarily towards breast cancer research via the Avon Foundation. In its first eight years, the group was very successful,raising over $500,000 towards a cure.

In early 2014 however, The Step Sisters made a major shift in focus. After seeing countless friends, neighbors and relatives diagnosed with breast cancer, members of the group realized that their work could have a stronger and more direct impact felt locally, by supporting those currently battling the disease.

On February 2, 2014, The Step Sisters announced a new mission: The organization supports local patients by providing much needed quality-of-life services for breast cancer patients. Partnering with INOVA Loudoun Hospital, INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital and INOVA Fairfax Hospital, the Step Sisters now fund four main services for breast cancer patients: fresh food delivery, house cleaning, child care and transportation to and from appointments. We hope to expand these service offerings as our organization grows.

The Step Sisters is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Patient Testimonials

“I wanted to send along my thanks to you and the Step Sisters organization. I was having a rough/emotional day last Wednesday. When I ventured outside I found the thoughtful delivery of fresh fruit and soup from Green Grocer. Thank you doesn’t seem to cover it, please know how much this delivery of food is very much appreciated. “

In Memoriam 

The Step Sisters’ mission will be carried on with added meaning in honor of our fellow Step Sisters we have lost.
In memory of Sharon IglesiasIn memory of Sharon Iglesias
In memory of Sharon IglesiasIn memory of Amy Barraj