Firefly in Numbers


Like any number, it is arbitrary until we put it in context and give it meaning.

1,000 Firefly matches.

Now that number speaks volumes.

Volumes filled with the stories of women, diagnosed with breast cancer, who have been personally matched with a Firefly Guide for encouragement and support.

In today’s blog, we thought we’d share a few other Firefly numbers with you. Numbers that aren’t necessarily voluminous, but numbers nonetheless. These numbers may not have that “wow” factor (like we feel 1,000 Firefly matches does), but they may cause you to think, “Huh, that’s interesting.” Put together, these numbers tell a story themselves about the Firefly Guides and Participants who make up those 1,000 matches.

We have to admit, we’re a bit fixated on that number: 1,000. So much so that we are making it a goal to make 1,000 matches per year by the end of the next 5 years! Help us make that a possiblity. Click HERE to donate today!


Written, compiled, and designed by Amy Tix, breast cancer survivor and Firefly staffer who loves to play around with numbers. What do these numbers say to her? That Firefly is seeking Firefly Guides who are Stage 0 and Stage IV survivors! Become a Firefly Guide at our website, or contact Jenny Cook, Program Manager, at: jenny@fireflysisterhood.org or 612.412.7713.

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