About the Breast Cancer Research Foundation®
Founded by Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF) has raised more than $400 million to advance the most promising breast cancer research worldwide that will help lead to prevention and a cure in our lifetime. In 2012-2013, BCRF grants will be supporting 197 dedicated researchers at major medical institutions across the globe. If not for BCRF, many facts about the genetic basis of breast cancer would not be known, the link between exercise, nutrition and breast cancer risk would not be established, and the rate of mortalities would not continue its downward curve. BCRF-funded scientists are responsible for these and many other critical achievements. Currently, 91 cents of every dollar spent by BCRF is directed towards breast cancer research and awareness programs. BCRF remains one of the most fiscally responsible charities in the country. For the tenth time since 2002, it has earned 4 stars from Charity Navigator. Additionally, BCRF is the only breast cancer organization rated an “A+” by CharityWatch. For more information about BCRF, visit bcrfcure.org.
Pink is the Andy Boy Color
Andy Boy’s generous donations to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® as of 2013 (http://bcrfcure.org/) are over $1.2 million and support innovative breast cancer research.
A pink ribbon adorns the labels of Andy Boy products that you find in grocery stores across the country. This is one of the ways the company is helping to raise awareness for breast cancer. It is our shared goal to achieve prevention, and a cure for breast cancer, in our lifetime.
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2013 Statistics and Good Breast Health Information
Consider these statistics regarding breast cancer in the United States:
Fact: The chance of a developing invasive breast cancer at some time in a woman’s life is a little less than one in eight.
Fact: It is estimated that 232,340 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer and about 64,640 new cases of carcinoma in situ (non-invasive, early form of breast cancer) in 2013.
Fact: A woman will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, on average, every 2.3 minutes.
Fact: It is projected that 39,620 women will die from breast cancer in 2013. Therefore, a woman will die from breast cancer, on average, every 13 minutes.
Fact: The chance of a woman dying from breast cancer is about 1 in 36 or about 3%.
Fact: In men, incidence of invasive breast cancer in 2013 is estimated at 2,240. Projected deaths due to breast cancer among men are 410. For men, the lifetime risk of getting breast cancer is about 1 in 1,000.
Fact: Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, except for non-melanoma skin cancers.
Fact: Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer.
Fact: Currently, there are over 2.9 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S. (This includes women still being treated and those who have completed treatment.)
Fact: The rate of breast cancer deaths has steadily declined in women since 1989, with larger decreases in women younger than 50 (3.2% per year) than in women 50 and older (2.0% per year.) These decreases are due to earlier detection through screening and increased awareness, as well as improved treatment.
Source: 2013 American Cancer Society
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The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® Mission Statement:
The mission of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® is to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime by providing critical funding for innovative clinical and translational research at leading medical centers worldwide, and increasing public awareness about good breast health.
Since its inception in 1993, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® has raised more than $400 million- to support research at medical institutions conducting the most advanced and promising research that will help lead to prevention and a cure, in OUR lifetime.
Did you know?
Current research findings suggest that physical activity, a healthy diet, and a healthy weight can help reduce the risk of getting breast cancer for the first time, or having breast cancer come back.
All women over 40 should get an annual mammogram and an annual clinical breast exam.
Women 20-39 should have a clinical breast exam, preferably at least every three years.
From age 20, women who choose to do a breast self-exam should receive instruction and have their technique reviewed at the time of their periodic health examination.
Women at increased risk (e.g., family history, genetic tendency, past breast cancer) should talk with their doctors about the benefits and limitations of starting mammography screening earlier, having additional tests (i.e., breast ultrasound and MRI), or having more frequent exams.
Source: American Cancer Society
Do A Monthly Breast Self Exam.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Eat five or more fruits and vegetables a day. It’s a GREAT thing to do for your body.