About the Breast Cancer Research Foundation®

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) is dedicated to being the end of breast cancer by advancing the world’s most promising research. Founded by Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993, BCRF-funded investigators have been deeply involved in every major breakthrough in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, survivorship and metastasis. This year, BCRF has awarded $66 million in grants to support the work of nearly 275 scientists at leading medical and academic institutions across 14 countries, making BCRF the largest private funder of breast cancer research worldwide. BCRF is also the highest-rated breast cancer organization in the U.S. visit bcrfcure.org to learn more.

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About the Breast Cancer Research Foundation

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) is dedicated to being the end of breast cancer by advancing the world’s most promising research. Founded by Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993, BCRF-funded investigators have been deeply involved in every major breakthrough in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, survivorship and metastasis. BCRF is the largest private funder of breast cancer research worldwide. Visit www.bcrf.org to learn more.


Pink is the Andy Boy Color

Andy Boy’s generous donations to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® as of 2019 is over $1.85 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.

Other important links include:

  1. Partner – D’Arrigo California
  2. Shop Pink

Can you help join us in our efforts by supporting The Breast Cancer Research Foundation?

Visit Breast Cancer Research Foundation

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.

WE BELIEVE:

  • “Research is the only way we’ll achieve a future beyond breast cancer.”
  • “Together, we can be the end of breast cancer.”

KEY BCRF FACTS:

  • This year, BCRF is investing $66 million to support the work of nearly 275 scientists at leading medical and academic institutions across 14 countries.
  • Founded by Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993, BCRF-funded investigators have been deeply involved in every major breakthrough in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. 
  • This year, BCRF is the largest private funder of breast cancer research—and metastatic breast cancer research—worldwide.   
  • BCRF is the highest-rated breast cancer organization in the country.
  • Visit www.bcrf.org to learn about all the ways you can get involved.

ABOUT BREAST CANCER:

  • Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide.
  • Breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women (except for nonmelanoma skin cancers); 268,600 women and 2,670 men were diagnosed in the U.S. this year alone.
  • About 1 in 8 (12%) women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime.
  • Every 2 minutes, a woman in the U.S. is diagnosed with breast cancer.
  • Every 15 seconds, somewhere in the world, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer.
  • Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women, after lung cancer. About 42,260 people in the U.S. will die from breast cancer (41,760 women, 500 men).
  • There are more than 3.8 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S. today.
  • Deaths from breast cancer have decreased by 40% since 1989.
    • As a result of this decline, 375,900 lives have been saved.
  • When caught early, survival rates are the highest they’ve ever been:
    • The average relative survival rate for women diagnosed with breast cancer is 91%.
    • The 5-year relative survival rate for women with localized breast cancer (no sign it has spread outside of the breast) is 99%.
    • The 5-year survival rate for women with regional breast cancer (cancer has spread outside the breast to nearby structures or lymph nodes) is 85%.
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer:
    • About 110 people die from metastatic breast cancer each day.
    • An estimated 155,000 people in the U.S. have metastatic breast cancer.
    • Metastatic breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in women.
    • Metastatic breast cancer can be treated but not cured.
    • Up to 30% of people diagnosed with breast cancer will develop metastatic breast cancer.

HOW TO TALK ABOUT BREAST CANCER:

  • Be sensitive and inclusive:
    • Always avoid using fight and battle language since many in the BCRF audience have metastatic disease and will not “survive” it no matter how hard they “fight.”
    • Use “survivor” language as sparingly as possible (for many reasons, including the alarming fact that 3 in 10 women originally diagnosed with early breast cancer will eventually progress to metastatic disease). Instead, where possible refer to the “thrivers” in our community who have either completed treatment, are in treatment, or will remain in treatment.
    • While breast cancer is undoubtedly a women’s disease, we also know that about 1 in 1,000 men will be diagnosed in their lifetime. While this group is a small fraction of the population, they are also more likely to have a fatal diagnosis. Be mindful of where you only refer to “women, mothers, sisters and daughters,” and where references to “women and men” and “people” may be more appropriate.
  • BCRF also established the rule that our organization would never refer to women’s breasts using any other term besides just that: breasts.

BCRF’S CAMPAIGN:

CONNECT WITH BCRF:

  • #BeTheEnd
  • Instagram and Twitter: @BCRFcure
  • Facebook.com/TheBreastCancerResearchFoundation
  • www.BCRF.org

BCRF STATS AT-A-GLANCE:

  • 275 researchers
  • 5 continents
  • 14 countries
  • $50 = 1 hour of research
  • #250,000 = 1 full research grant
  • 14,646,960 hours of research funded to date

Source: Breast Cancer Research Foundation