Cure Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) is the product of one child's dedication to her mother's cause. The genesis and inspiration of CBCF can be traced to Carly Abramson of New Jersey, after her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer for the first time.
When Carly was just 12 years old, she made her mother a beaded key ring as a comfort gift. Fueled by love and undaunted by the challenges, Carly, with the help of friends and family, went on to raise more than $10,000 making and selling 700 key rings in the name of breast cancer research through BCA Creations, an organization she founded. These funds were donated directly to Dr. Larry Norton and colleagues at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, where her mother has been a patient.
Proving that a small initiative could make a world of a difference - and all too familiar with the heartbreak and despair associated with living with someone afflicted by breast cancer - Carly's father, Andrew Abramson, President & CEO of Value Companies, was convinced that anything that can be done to advance the progress being made in cancer research should be a priority and that funds for research were a critical factor in furthering this work. Mr. Abramson was determined to use his financial expertise to do whatever he could to aid the cause and decided that creating a foundation through which these funds could be channeled seemed to be the best way to proceed. And thus, with the help of her father, Carly founded the Cure Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. in October 2007.
To date, CBCF has raised over $8.5 million towards breast cancer research and helps to support the Self-Seeding Theory of Dr. Larry Norton M.D., Senior Vice President, Office of the President, Medical Director, Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. The advances that Dr. Norton and his colleagues have made are possible thanks to all of our CBCF supporters.
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Cure Breast Cancer Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.