Bustin’ Out Of Boise is dedicated to making our world a better place. We are committed to helping
others and inspiring those who need it most.
Bustin’ Out Of Boise began with two woman who wanted to make a difference in the lives of other
women. The organization has since grown into a passionate group whose mission is to support women
who are undergoing cancer treatment. We walk alongside women, supporting them and their families
with meals, customized household assistance and transportation.
Through our many partnerships with local and national companies, we are able to provide household
services such as laundry, cleaning, in-home childcare, transportation and healthy meals. With Bustin’
Out Of Boise filling the gap for these women, they are able to focus on what matters most – their family
and their well-being.
After Tami Fant transferred with Alaska Airlines from Phoenix to Boise in
2008, she started training for the Seattle Susan G. Komen 3 day 60-mile Walk
for the Cure to raise awareness about breast cancer. She asked her co-
workers if anyone wanted to train with her and the only one that stepped up at
the time was Karen Thompson. Together they walked in various places
around the Treasure Valley and people began to notice when they laced up
their shoes and hit the pavement to train. In 2009 another Alaska Airlines co-
worker Susie Bevan, decided they needed help raising some funds for their 3
day walk. So Susie enthusiastically rallied their co-workers and with the Boise
reservations call center supporting and encouraging them, they raised money
with their first ever “Tie One On For The Cure” barbeque.
In January 2010, they piqued the interest of several people and got about
thirteen of them involved in organizing a team for the San Diego 3 day walk.
While out on their training walks they would discuss how to do more to help
women in the Treasure Valley and how to get more volunteers to help out. As
they began to raise money for their walks, they realized that they needed to
find a way to keep the money in the Treasure Valley and to help local women
fight their battle with cancer.
Over the next couple of years, and a couple of more 3 day walks, several
other co-workers along with many other people stepped up and helped make
Bustin’ Out Of Boise into the organization it is today. Bustin’ Out of Boise
officially became incorporated in July 2012 and received their 501(c)(3) status
in February 2013.
Whether it’s helping a loved one through the fight of their life or trying to
navigate the complexity of treatment yourself, cancer impacts every one of us
at some point in our lives. With the diagnosis come a myriad of large and
small decisions. Most of these decisions cannot be taken lightly. But how does
a person keep up with the daily tasks of life while fighting their battle with
We walk alongside women to support them and their families with meals and
household help. We have partnered with Schwan’s to deliver meals that meet
the size and desires of the family. In this way, moms are able to provide a
home cooked and health dinner without a lot of planning and prepping.
Through our partnership with Bright Star, we make available, household
services such as laundry, cleaning, homework and in home daycare. Bright
Star works with the women personally to tailor a program that works for them.
By filling the gap for these families, women are able to focus on what matters
most – spending time with their family and getting well.
Please join our effort by donating today. Together, we can make a difference
and stand in the gap for women in our community fighting for themselves and