Affiliates Bring Necessities to Woman Across America!

When Maureen Lutz created the Necessities Bag after her own surgery in 2005, she soon realized there was nothing like it anywhere that was so specific to the needs of the mastectomy patient. As interest grew, she helped establish programs in other states so that the Necessities Bag could reach more women.

Several of the Necessities Affiliates were started by passionate individuals and survivors, while others are associated with breast cancer support centers, surgeons, or hospitals.


Necessities Bag affiliates are independently run and funded.

To find out hot to start an affiliate in your community, contact Necessities directly:

Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, Chula Vista, CA
Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women, San Diego, CA
Advanced Breast Care of the Palm Beaches
Kathleen Minnick, M.D., Wellington, FL
Wellington Regional Medical Center
Good Samaritan Medical Center, West Palm Beach, FL

Hope in a Handbag, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Kristine Alderice
Riverbend Cancer Services, South Bend, Indiana
Necessities Bag Memphis
Lynn Reddick
Breast Cancer Clinic
Christine Mroz-Bair, Memphis, TN
Kadlec Medical Center, Richland, Washington
Necessities Bag Wisconsin, Inc.
Becky Christensen, Omro, Wisconsin
Aurora Medical Group, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Unita City Cancer Resource Center, Evanston, Wyoming
Star Medical Center, Plano, Texas
Amy Binkley BSN, RN