Thank you for visiting my fundraising page! You may be wondering why you should give to me? What is this person going to do for breast cancer awareness that should make me want to donate?
October is breast cancer awareness month, and if I reach my fundraising goal within this month I will dye all of my hair a vibrant PINK! My friends that see this know that I have no problem dying my hair funky colors, but this is different. I don't even like the color pink! But everyone asks why my hair is a certain color, and I know it will spread awareness even more than just these donations will. I am also a professional student, and oddly colored hair is frowned upon, but I've discussed with my preceptor (as I am working at a cancer center now!) and I am allowed to follow through with this...I just have to wear a wig ;)
I will start off with a relatively low goal, just to see how this gets started...This may become a more longstanding fundraiser than just this month. I will put up a picture once the change is complete! And I want to thank you all ahead of time for supporting breast cancer awareness! -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!
Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts.
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) is the only breast cancer organization with an A+ rating from AIP, according to Klein. In 1993, Evelyn H. Lauder founded the BCRF to aid prevention and to find a cure for breast cancer for this generation. The organization works to provide funding for innovative clinical and translational research at leading international medical centers, as well as raising public awareness of breast health. The organization’s corporate partners, which include Ann Taylor and the Estée Lauder Companies, have helped it raise over $220 million since its creation in 1993. BCRF spent a whopping 92 percent of its revenue on programs in 2009, according to Charity Navigator, and in October 2009 awarded approximately $28.5 million in new research grants to 173 breast cancer researchers at top-ranked universities and academic medical centers around the world.