Every year, as Breast Cancer Awareness Month begins and the wave of pink floods my inbox, mailbox, TV screen, Facebook wall and store shelves, I cringe. This year, I have lost six friends to breast cancer. In the past three weeks, I have received more than a dozen resource requests from women newly diagnosed with breast cancer in the rural county I serve in northern Maine. What is going on? How can this be happening? Haven’t all of these pink ribbons fixed this problem yet? On the contrary, breast cancer incidence is increasing and, despite small adjustments to treatment regimens, years of campaigns to raise awareness, ever-expanding screening programs, increased fundraising efforts and research, incidence and mortality have not changed significantly ...
Thank you, and happy holidays!
Act with Love Raises Funds Near and Far:
Our deepest gratitude to our supporters who hosted Act with Love™ fundraisers benefitting the Foundation during October’s National Breast Cancer Awareness Month! We are so thankful to the 30+ dedicated and enthusiastic groups who helped us spread the word about our groundbreaking research while raising funds for research and educational programs. Here are just a few highlights from last month.
Letter from the CEO:
As we look forward to Thanksgiving, I find myself reflecting on some of the amazing things that have happened this year at the Foundation thanks to your support.
What comes to mind first is the Metastatic Breast Cancer Collateral Damage Project’s Two-Day Think Tank held just over a week ago. Participants described it as “transformative,” “powerful,” and “revolutionary.” Indeed, it was all those things and more to the people there.