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Bra Couture KC provides life-empowering services to uninsured and underinsured individuals in the greater Kansas City area who have been touched by all cancers.

Have you found an abnormality in your breast or body? Have you been diagnosed with cancer and need specific services to assist you with managing your cancer? Are you uninsured or underinsured? If you answered yes to any of these questions, Bra Couture KC is a resource for you. Not only can Founder and Executive Director Sharon Butler Payne expedite you being seen by a local cancer care organization, but Bra Couture KC also assists with funding a variety of items someone without or with limited insurance coverage would have difficulty obtaining on their own.

The following are locations that Bra Couture KC funds for uninsured/underinsured cancer patients and the services they provide:

For many cancer patients and survivors, changes in appearance caused by treatments or surgery pose physical and emotional obstacles to recovery.

Missys’ Boutique

An accredited cancer appearance center, Missys’ Boutique helps patients overcome those obstacles with spirit and style. Opened in June 2010, the center’s mission is to help cancer patients and survivors throughout the region restore their dignity, build their self-confidence and reclaim their self-image. The facility is Medicare-approved.

  • One-stop shopping for cancer patients
  • Conveniently located on the main level of the Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Care Pavilion in Westwood, Kansas, Missys’ Boutique features inviting retail space, a salon area and a private fitting room. In a comfortable setting, patients and survivors receive services and products created just for them.
  • Breast forms, post-surgery bras and camisoles fitted by a certified fitter
  • Wig selection and fitting by a licensed cosmetologist
  • Turbans, caps, hats and scarves
  • Cancer awareness clothing and jewelry
  • Jewelry, handbags and other accessories
  • Skin care products
  • Gifts, books, toys, greeting cards and more


2650 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Westwood, Kansas 66205

Open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 913-945-5800. Open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.  Appointments are required for selecting/fitting wigs, breast forms, post-surgery bras and camisoles. To schedule an appointment, call 913-588-3671

The Bra Couture KC Appearance Center at Truman Medical Center

The center is strictly for uninsured/underinsured cancer patients who are receiving treatment at the Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Care Center. Funded solely by Bra Couture KC, patients may receive the following items at no cost:

  • Breast forms, post-surgery bras and camisoles fitted by a certified fitter
  • Wig selection and fitting by a licensed cosmetologist
  • Turbans, caps, hats and scarves
  • Transportation for treatment


2301 Holmes St, Kansas City, MO 64108

Access is through a TMC Cancer Patient Navigator

Bra Couture KC provides funds to Cancer Action

These funds go into a community based non-profit agency offering a comprehensive array of programs and services addressing the physical, social, emotional, financial and spiritual needs of persons with cancer, their family, and friends. As a caring community of professionals and volunteers, they offer support, education, empowerment, hope and comfort to those touched by cancer. Cancer Action programs and services are free of charge.  Cancer Action has four locations in the greater Kansas City area.

Call to make an appointment!

(816) 350-8881

Bra Couture KC provides funds specifically for uninsured/underinsured cancer patients

These services are provided at Shawnee Mission Hospital’s Santé Image Renewal Boutique & Salon, a place where patients facing illness can find products to assist with the healing process. Santé has an excellent reputation for helping recent surgery and cancer patients feel good about their image and gain confidence. However, what many people don’t know is that Santé has something for everyone – not just those fighting illness.

Please call for an appointment!

(913) 632-9800


9301 W 74th St, Overland Park, KS 66204

Bra Couture KC provides funds to North Kansas City Hospital

These funds are currently for lymphedema garments for uninsured and underinsured cancer patients. It is our intent to expand funding and services at North Kansas City Hospital in the near future.

Call Mary Calys for Assistance

(816) 691-1580


2800 Clay Edwards Drive, North Kansas City, Missouri 64116

Bra Couture KC Fund has partnered with Surviving the Odds


Surviving the Odds is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization dedicated to decreasing the mortality rate in women of color due to breast cancer. ​African-American and Hispanic communities are experiencing the highest statics of death due to breast cancer at an alarming rate, much higher than that of any other ethnic group. Mammogram screening parties are hosted  every other month where Bra Couture KC provides party buses to take 30-60 women from underserved communities for a mammogram screening at local imaging centers in the greater Kansas City area; to-date Bra Couture KC and Surviving the Odds has found four cancers and fast tracked those women for immediate care to save their lives.

If you or a friend finds an abnormality in your breast and body and have no insurance, please contact Sharon Butler Payne at 816-304-4025 and you will immediately be placed with a local care organization that will work with you to manage your cancer.

Every year, Bra Couture Kansas City accepts requests for funding from organizations who care for uninsured/underinsured patients of all cancers.

Check this page often for updates!