Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Breast Cancer Research Foundation is a nonprofit, independent organization which financing over 200 researcher in six continents and 13 countries. It has raise for more than $500 million to support clinical and transactional research at medical institution around the world. This organization is founded in 1993 by Senior Corporate of Estee Lauder Company, Evelyn Lauder. The symbol is pink ribbon.
History and Mission of Breast Cancer Research Foundation
The History of Breast Cancer Research Foundation was begun in the conversation in Evelyn Lauder’s kitchen table. At that time, breast cancer is a horrible thing. There are lacks of research, rare of information especially about its prevention and the treatment was not as modern and as complete as now. Thus, the chance to cure is low, often the patient lost hope when they were diagnosed of breast cancer. In additional, Mrs. Lauder also diagnosed of early stage breast cancer. Those backgrounds become a driving force for Evelyn Lauder, Dr. Larry Norton and her husband to build this foundation. They believe that reliable research have a potency to change live of breast cancer patient. New approach of research method will take a big part for people around the world’s health.
Breast Cancer Research Foundation realizes that breast cancer has no limits. In the world’s poorest countries, breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death, in the other hand; breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American women. The developing countries also experience higher mortality rates than before because the lack of access to treatment and screening. Fortunately, there are disparities from social and economic factors which hamper the proper diagnosis and care of breast cancer. Therefore, they have mission to prevent and cure breast cancer by advancing the world’s most promising research. Research lead to a core of breast cancer, by research, the efficient treatment and exact prevention will be discovered. They won’t stop until there is no death because of breast cancer.
As a big and settle foundation, Breast Cancer and Research Foundation have so many fundraiser. Another way to support this foundation is by shopping in Shop Pink. By buying it, you will help much innovative research that will lead to eradicate breast cancer. This shop is very interesting with girly theme; most of the product is in pink color (now you know why this is named Shop Pink). It sells many things like jewelry and accessories, fashion stuff, food and beverage, even automotive equipment. Products of it also very beautiful in designs and have high quality.
Another action to raise awareness about breast cancer is The Estée Lauder Companies that hold Breast Cancer Awareness campaign. This is signed by Evelyn Lauder herself, Alexandra Penney and Editor of SELF. The program giving several pink colored ribbons, additionally it also offer instruction card for self-exam, this program is hold at the United States and all over the world, assist to increase concern about the essentials of breast health and this make breast cancer awareness become one of the most important topic in public. Therefore, if you want to help breast cancer patient, you can join Breast Cancer and Research Foundation.