Keep A Breast founder Shaney Jo Darden recognized the importance of educating the youth market about breast cancer and was looking to spread awareness amongst teens and early twenty year olds. Working with the Art, Education & Awareness mantra, the Vans Warped Tour was the perfect vehicle for the national exposure that this small SoCal organization needed. Coming from a skateboarding background herself, Shaney Jo was offered a free table in an existing space within the Vans Warped Tour called the Girlz Garage. The Girlz Garage was a female centric space, which created a unity amongst females in what was otherwise a largely male populated event at the time, featuring everything from clothing & jewelry sales to acoustic band performances.
What started as just a table, has since grown into a fully registered 501c3 non profit organization, and one of the largest breast cancer awareness organizations in the country - perhaps you’ve heard of I <3 Boobies!