Founder & CEO, AnaOno
Diagnosed with breast cancer in her 20’s, Dana Donofree founded AnaOno out of her own necessity and desire for not only beautiful but comfortable lingerie that fit her surgically altered body.
After a mastectomy with reconstruction, traditional bras no longer fit, and Dana was certain there must be more than just sports bras and camisoles out there. With a degree in fashion design from Savannah College of Art and Design, and a quite successful fashion industry career, she took her decade-plus of product experience and put it toward designing, launching, and building AnaOno: Intimates Designed Differently.
Dana is very active in the breast cancer community and is involved with several non-profits, as a proud board member of Living Beyond Breast Cancer, and advocate for The Breasties and Metavivor advocate. Her story has been featured on Good Morning America, USA Today, The Today Show, HuffPost, New York Times, INStyle, and many others.
Even with these incredible accomplishments, she is most proud of being able to make a difference in the lives of women worldwide and is honored to continue to spread her mission of beauty, confidence, and boob-inclusion.
Sharing a breast cancer diagnosis with parents
LBBC board member Dana Donofree — founder of AnaOno — asked LBBC Young Advocate Dani Bennov about sharing her diagnosis with her family, navigating treatment with them by her side, and learning how to set healthy boundaries.