A Store that Helps Breast Cancer Patients May Close Because Owner is Dying of Cancer

Published in Women's Health on March 14, 2019

One of our Essentially Women members, Kathy Dibben with Absolute Dignity in Missouri, is looking for someone to purchase her business. Dibben, like many EW members, is a two-time breast cancer survivor. She opened her shop in 2007 after struggling to find good-fitting bras and swimwear after her bilateral mastectomy.

Twelve years after opening her store, she now is in need of a buyer or she will be forced to close her business. Her cancer has spread to multiple locations and is being placed in palliative/hospice care. More than anything, she wants to make sure her mastectomy patients continue to be served.

Read the full story from the Kansas City Star.


TAGS

  1. breast cancer

From Our Experts

Final Reminders and Tips for Focus at Heartland Conference 2024 thumbnail Final Reminders and Tips for Focus at Heartland Conference 2024 The 2024 Focus at Heartland Conference is quickly approaching, and VGM and Essentially Women are excited to welcome all attendees to Waterloo, Iowa, for two days of unlimited networking opportunities and industry-leading education. Collaboration in Women's Health and Post-Acute Homecare: Partner Connections at Focus at Heartland 2024 thumbnail Collaboration in Women's Health and Post-Acute Homecare: Partner Connections at Focus at Heartland 2024 This year at Focus at Heartland Conference, attendees can engage in a new opportunity for connecting with vendor partners on the final day of the conference. EW's Focus is at Heartland thumbnail EW's Focus is at Heartland VGM's Heartland Conference will host Focus at Heartland this year, a change that will allow organizers to “go above and beyond” what they offer women's health providers Heartland Meets Attendees Where They're At thumbnail Heartland Meets Attendees Where They're At In a strategic shift, the VGM Heartland Conference will open with a greeting from several company leaders to discuss initiatives geared toward helping their members grow. Connections, Community, and Innovation: The Focus at Heartland Conference's Networking Experience thumbnail Connections, Community, and Innovation: The Focus at Heartland Conference's Networking Experience The VGM Heartland Conference stands out as a premier event, celebrated for its exceptional networking opportunities and memorable social events. Understanding Compression Therapy: A Vital Approach for Wound Management for Venous Insufficiency and Lymphedema thumbnail Understanding Compression Therapy: A Vital Approach for Wound Management for Venous Insufficiency and Lymphedema There are various kinds of compression that can be used to treat wounds in the wound care field. DME: A Growing Industry Shaped by Changing Healthcare Landscape thumbnail DME: A Growing Industry Shaped by Changing Healthcare Landscape There is a tremendous reason for optimism in the durable medical equipment (DME) provider community today. It's a market that's poised to experience significant growth in the coming decade, driven by a myriad of compounding factors. Exploring Focus at Heartland Conference 2024: What's on the Agenda? thumbnail Exploring Focus at Heartland Conference 2024: What's on the Agenda? At Focus at Heartland 2024, taking place June 10-12 in Waterloo, IA, prepare for unparalleled educational sessions with our diverse array of specialized tracks that can help you get insights for your women's health business.