fund vital research into improving the detection, prevention and treatment of breast cancer as well as to ultimately find a cure and create awareness through education
Donations will go directly to the The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Inc. (http://www.bcrfcure.org/)
I originally setup this cause when I was limited to US charities in causes. Where I personally I know more about the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF), I am happy to be able to support The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Inc with this cause. I would still highly recommend you make donations to CBCF as well:
Where there are now many causes setup in support of Breast Cancer, this was one of the first and I would like to thank you for supporting this specific cause!
From the Breast Cancer Research Foundation website:
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is an independent 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization whose mission is to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime by providing critical funding for innovative clinical and genetic research at leading medical centers worldwide, and increasing public awareness about good breast health. A minimum of 85% of all funds raised goes to breast cancer research grants and awareness programs.
In 2007, in the U.S., ACS estimates that breast cancer incidence in women will decrease significantly to 178,480 (from 212,920 in 2006). This represents a decrease of slightly more than 19%. Projected mortalities in women will also decrease, but not nearly as markedly, to 40,460 (from 40,970 in 2006.)
In men, incidence is estimated at 2,030 this year (up from 1,720 in 2006), with projected deaths almost the same at 450 (from 460 in 2006.)
The Foundation welcomes and depends on contributions from all those concerned with women's health. Working together, we know we can find a cure in our lifetime.
1. fund research into improving detection, prevetion and treament
2. ultimately find a cure
3. create awareness through education