Dennis Caire / Breast Cancer Research Foundation Representative- HOT PINK WEEKEND in PENSACOLA, FL.
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to achieving prevention and a cure for breast cancer. We provide critical funding for cancer research worldwide to fuel advances in tumor biology, genetics, prevention, treatment, metastasis and survivorship.
Since our founding in 1993 by Evelyn H. Lauder, BCRF has raised more than half a billion dollars for lifesaving research. Through a unique and streamlined grants program, we seek out the brightest minds in science and medicine and give them the necessary resources to pursue their best ideas. As a result, researchers are able to make discoveries and design new approaches to address all aspects of breast cancer—and do so in record time.
“Our goal is to accelerate the breakthroughs bringing us closer to a cure to speed up the progress that will improve survivorship and quality of life for breast cancer patients today.” – Myra J. Biblowit, President & CEO
In 2015-2016, BCRF will award $48.5 million in annual grants to over 240 scientists from top universities and medical institutions around the globe. In addition, $5.4 million has been committed to the international Founder’s Fundproject focused on metastasis. Every hour of research we fund improves outcomes and saves lives. But we still have more to do.
The thousands of women and men suffering from breast cancer today depend on us. No institution can conquer this disease alone. Together, we can.
Kat Bishop / Pensacon
Director of Marketing & Communications
Kat Bishop, Director of Marketing and Communications for Pensacon: Pensacola Comic Con. Kat graduated in 2007 with a degree in Public Relations from the University of West Florida. Although she did spend a year working for fun in Alaska and Colorado, Kat has called Pensacola home for the past decade. She has been involved with Pensacon since 2014; she started as a lead volunteer, but was offered and accepted her current position in May 2015. She is passionate about making a difference in her community, and could not be happier doing so via a job she loves.