The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) is an independent not-for-profit organization whose mission 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. At this time there are about 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the United States. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, exceeded only by lung cancer.
Since its inception, the Foundation has raised over $360 million to support clinical and translational research at medical institutions across the globe conducting the most advanced and promising breast cancer research that will help lead to prevention and a cure in our lifetime. BCRF support for promising yet untried ideas is a crucial component of this research.
New grants are announced in October each year. In October 2011, BCRF will announce grants of $36.5 million to 186 scientists from top universities and academic medical centers across the globe.
You can be confident that the maximum amount of your donation will support lifesaving research. With our exceptionally low administrative costs, BCRF continues to be one of the most efficient organizations in the country. We are consistently listed as an “A+” charity by The American Institute of Philanthropy (AIP). BCRF is currently the only cancer organization to hold this ranking.
The Foundation welcomes and depends on contributions from all those concerned with women’s health. Working together, we know we can find a cure in our lifetime.
For more statistical information on breast cancer, please visit the BCRF FAQs.
For more statistical information on breast cancer, please visit our FAQs.