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 is 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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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.
- 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.
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.