Friday, October 2, 2009

Think Pink in October


As many of you know, I choose to support the fight against Breast Cancer through The Breast Cancer Research Foundation that was founded by Evelyn Lauder of the Estee Lauder Company. This is a research foundation and NOT a business like the scam that is Susan G. Komen that misrepresents itself (all you have to do is Google it for the terrible stories about this so-called "organization.")

Mrs. Lauder’s leadership in the fight against breast cancer extends beyond the Company. In 1989, as a member of the Board of Overseers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, she successfully initiated a fund drive that raised in excess of $18 million to equip the first-ever breast and diagnostic center. Completed in 1992, the Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center at Memorial Sloan-Kettering in New York City serves as a worldwide model for offering coordinated supportive services under one roof for one disease, a concept which has been replicated in other institutions and for other diseases.

n 1993, Mrs. Lauder established The Breast Cancer Research Foundation to address a crucial lack of funding for research. Under her chairmanship, the Foundation has grown to become the largest national organization dedicated exclusively to funding outstanding research relating to the causes, treatment and possible prevention of breast cancer. To date, the Foundation has raised more than $250 million, and in October 2008 nearly $35 million was awarded to 166 scientists across the United States and in Australia, Canada, Latin America, the Middle East, and throughout Europe.

Please consider donating through this organization or supporting them through "Shop Pink!" - at least you will know that your money is going to a good cause and directly to a responsible charitable organization with ethics.

2 comments:

thepreppyprincess said...

Thanks for another outstanding post Miss Coterie, we can all use a reminder on checking out charities that we support.

Enjoy your weekend!
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Mrs. Newlywed said...

I love BCRF. They are a great organization. It is the one major breast cancer charity that I will support.

Thanks for this post!