HITAISHINI is a voluntary non-profit Breast Cancer Support Network, the first of its kind in Eastern India. It is a forum member of Reach-to-Recovery International, headquartered in Queensland, Australia and one of the founder members of Cancer Care India, New Delhi. Its member volunteers are composed of breast cancer survivors and socially committed women. It runs Breast Clinics, attached to Hospitals and Cancer Centres in and around Kolkata, to provide psychological, emotional, medicinal and rehabilitative support to women afflicted with breast cancer. HITAISHINI also conducts Awareness Camps, Seminars, Workshops and 'Walks' to propagate knowledge about breast cancer among the masses.