Welcome to a safe space where women with breast cancer can ask the questions, feel the feelings and find exactly what they need for the most important fight of their lives. No judgment. No fear mongering. Just support, understanding, and love.
How Stage Began
Stage was founded by Virginia Carnesale — breast cancer survivor, wellness enthusiast, and information activist who’s on a mission to create a community and shopping destination around breast cancer. During her journey battling Stage 2 breast cancer, she was shocked to realize that the breast cancer conversation only happened every October.
But Virginia didn’t need a pink ribbon. She needed to know what she could do to lessen the side effects of chemotherapy, or which wig looked natural and how to wear it with confidence. She needed to learn how to adjust her diet for the best odds of beating cancer. Which non-toxic household products would make her home safer. And — most importantly — she needed support, information and advice so that she could take on her journey with courage, grace, style, and a sisterhood of survivors and thrivers at her side.
Paying it Forward
Virginia launched Stage to be a resource, support system, marketplace and wellness destination to see the modern woman through this uniquely personal journey. She learned so much through her own research, trial and error and from other survivors during her battle with breast cancer — everything from what to expect physically and emotionally, to which products mitigate side effects, to how to tie a turban — that she wanted to pay it forward for all women who may lack the same access to information and support.