There are many organizations involved in the fight against breast cancer. You can support your local breast cancer treatment organization or we recommend:
Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Since founded, 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.
In 2017-2018, BCRF will award $59.5 million in annual grants to more than 275 scientists from top universities and medical institutions around the globe. In addition, BCRF has established the Evelyn H. Lauder Founder’s Fund, a multi-year international program dedicated to metastasis that is the first large-scale global effort to unravel the biology of metastasis, with more than $30 million earmarked to date. It is the largest privately funded project exclusively focused on metastasis in the world. But we still have more to do.
BCRF is committed to the highest degree of fundraising efficiency. Currently, 91 cents of every dollar we spend is directed towards breast cancer research and awareness programs. Each year, the maximum amount of dollars is directed to research rather than a future endowment. BCRF is recognized as one of the most financially efficient nonprofits in the country. We are the only breast cancer organization with an “A+” from CharityWatch and have a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator.
Local chapters of Susan G. Komen Foundation
Since 1982, Komen has funded more than $956 million in research, more than $2.1 billion in medical care, community and provider education, and psychosocial support, serving millions in over 60 countries worldwide. The foundation has been a global leader in the fight against breast cancer through its support of innovative research and community-based outreach programs. Working through a network of U.S. and international affiliates and events like the Komen Race for the Cure, the Komen Foundation is fighting to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease by funding research grants and supporting education, screening and treatment projects in communities around the word.
Here are a few more of the amazing groups that have benefitted from the hard work and contributions made by our rodeo and event committees:
Arizona Breast Cancer Specialists, www.breastmd.com
Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center, www.avera.org
Because There is Hope, www.becausethereishope.org
Breast Friends Support Group, www.breastfriends.com
Casting For Recovery, www.castingforrecovery.org
Cowboys for Cancer Research, www.cowboysforcancerresearch.org
Deanna Favre Foundation, www.farve4hope.com
Gina Quesenberry Foundation, www.gqfoundation.com
Gunnison TETWP, www.gunnisontetwp.com
Houston Methodist Breast Care Centers “Pink Heals Endowment”, www.houstonmethodist.org/pink
Light A Candle Foundation, www.lightasinglecandle.org
Links for Life, www.linksforlife.org
Peitz Cancer Support House, www.baxterregional.org
Rapid City Regional Hospital Foundation, www.regionalhealth.com
Sletten Cancer Institute-Circle of Hope Program, www.benefis.org
St. Elizabeth Hospital, www.dignityhealth.org
TETWP of Montana, www.toughpinkmontana.org
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, www.bcrfcure.org
Willamette Valley Cancer Institute, www.wvcancerinstitute.com