Change The world

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.


To fill the gap for women who are going through cancer treatments by providing housecleaning services, childcare, food, transportation to appointments and other needs.

02. Our Vision

To provide a sustainable and growing source of funding with a dependable network of volunteers to accomplish our stated purpose.

03. our Core Values

Dedicated – To making our world a better place, Committed – To helping others, Inspiring – To those who need it most.

Our Story

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” barbecue. 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 cancer? 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 their families.

What They Say?

What they Say?

I can't express in words how much Bustin' Out of Boise has impacted our lives for the better. When my mom was diagnosed with Inflammatory Breast Cancer, we were scared and unsure of what the future would hold. I heard about Bustin' Out of Boise and decided to reach out to them. It was the best decision I could have made. They helped relieve the stress of worrying about groceries by providing gift cards for 6 months. It gave us the opportunity to put our minimal funds towards other bills. I honestly don't know what we would've done without them.

Crystal K.
Nampa, ID

The Schwan's cards were such a blessing because it lightened my burden of ensuring my family had meals. Having child care was phenominal! It allowed our daughter to continue in a summer program we otherwise wouldn't have been able to do. It allowed us to keep our typical routine and rhythm during a very, very stressful time.

Katrina D.
Nampa, ID

The Schwan's cards are wonderful. They helped me keep healthy and I had easy to prepare meals in my freezer. The lawn care was very, very helpful. When your yard and home look nice it makes you feel better!

Dani H.
Boise, ID

Bustin Out of Boise help my family and I by providing Schwan's gift cards for groceries. This service was hugely beneficial to our family. Taking away the burden of shopping and paying for food helped us so very much!!

Laurie H.
Nampa, ID

What They Say?

Friends/Partners of Bustin' Out Of Boise

Thank you to our partners for helping us accomplish all we have so far.
If you are interested in partnering with Bustin' out of Boise, please contact us here.
Agua Blue Pool Service
Alaska Airlines
Aquarium of Boise
Bank of America
Bear Valley Rafting
Blaze and Kelly
Bogus Basin
Boise Eagles
Boise Hawks
Boise Housekeeping
Boise Racquet & Swim Club
Boise State University
Brighton Collectibles
Cascade Raft and Kayak
Chandlers Prime Steaks Fine Seafood
Cottonwood Creek Dental
DigiPointe LaserWorks
Dmada Creative
Dot Foods
Einstein's Oilery
Fins Concepts
Holiday Inn Express at the Airport
Idaho Botanical Garden
Idaho Shakespeare Festival
Idaho Steelheads Hockey Club
Kathy's Wig Boutique
Lava Hot Springs
Liquid Laughs
Old Idaho Penitentiary
Payette Brewing Company
Roaring Springs Waterpark
Roystone Hot Springs
Silverwood & Boulder Beach
Sky Down Skydiving
The Anniversary Inn
The Flicks Theatre
The Grove Hotel
The Peregrine Fund
Treasure Valley Roller Derby
VRI Arcade
Vine Wine Shop & Lounge
Westside Pizza

Success Stories!

Our leadership Team

Board of Directors

Karen Thompson


I grew up in Northwestern Montana and am a long time resident of Boise, ID. I am one of the co-founders of Bustin' Out Of Boise. Forming a non profit was not something I had ever thought I would do, but when I met my co-founder Tami, and I signed up to walk my first Susan G. Komen 3 Day Walk for the Cure with her it kind of evolved from there.

Tami Malone


I have the privilege of being one of the original founders of Bustin Out Of Boise. I’d love to tell you that I had a great vision that Bustin Out Of Boise would come to be. But in reality, it was a simple act of wanting to walk with some friends to raise money for breast cancer that turned into something bigger than anyone of us could’ve imagined!