Welcome to the Breast Cancer Alliance!

 The mission of the Breast Cancer Alliance is to improve survival rates and quality of life for those impacted by breast cancer through better prevention, early detection, treatment and cure.  To promote these goals, we invest in innovative research, breast surgery fellowships, regional education, dignified support and screening for the underserved. 

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Walk or Run with us! From toddlers to grandparents, and even dogs in pink ~ this is a fun and healthy way to support BCA. To register, donate or become a sponsor, click here: http://bca.donorpages.com/2016WalkforHope/

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5K Welcome and Registration

Warm-up and stretch with the Women’s Sports Medicine Center of ONS

5K Begins

Complimentary Breakfast for all runners and walkers, courtesy of Z Hospitality Group and PepsiCo
Welcome, Check in, DJ and walk-in registration for the one-milers

10:45am: One-mile kick off with Zumba Star Eddie Calle

Co-chairs: Jane Batkin, Lisa Fleming, Mary Jeffery, Courtney Olsen and Susan Weis

Rain or shine!

Where: A 5k loop and a 1-mile loop (your choice or do both!) beginning and ending at Richards, 359 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, CT
Registration for the 5K:
$35 per participant (includes a tee shirt)

Registration for the 1-mile:
$20.00 per adult
$10.00 per student
Children under 7 are free!

Breakfast, compliments of Z Restaurant Group and PepsiCo will be provided

Online registration closes April 28 at 4:00PM.

Sponsors to Date:
Gold Fleet Feet, Greenwich Hospital
Silver Hat Attack/Buji Baja, The Mifflin Family, NEMG, PepsiCo, Richards, Z Restaurant Group
Bronze Lucy and Nat Day, Morgan Stanley, The Shade Store, Sotheby’s International Realty, White Plains Hospital
Crystal Artisanal Pantry, Amy Carbone, Patti and Eric Fast, GE, Lile and John Gibbons, McArdle’s Florist and Garden Center, Norma Pfriem Breast Center, Open Door Family Medical Centers, Rand Insurance, The Sigg Team at William Raveis Real Estate, Stamford Hospital, Women’s Sports Medicine Center at ONS

Walk-ins are welcome!


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2016 Site Visits

Breast Cancer Alliance is one of the most prominent, private non-corporate breast cancer organizations in the United States. It is a regional foundation making national impact with its grant awards.

Breast Cancer Alliance provides seed money – scientific venture capital – to fund innovative breast cancer research with emphases on programs that have not yet qualified for federal grants. To secure federal funding, a researcher must prove a theory works. The Breast Cancer Alliance creates the critical bridge between novel research and the opportunity to generate preliminary results with grants like our Exceptional Projects.

The Alliance encourages careers in breast cancer research and in clinical medicine. We award two-year Young Investigator Grants to doctors and scientists in the early stages of their careers, often overlooked by the funding world until they have longer tenure. We also fund Breast Surgery Fellowships at Society of Surgical Oncology accredited institutions providing specialized post-graduate training in breast surgery. Ultimately, these physicians go on to improve both survival rates and quality of life for those they treat, often in parts of the country previously lacking this expertise. Our commitment to education and outreach is evident throughout Connecticut and Westchester County, NY. Each year, we allocate up to twenty-five percent of our funding to help underserved women access breast health care by lessening the financial burden which is often an obstacle to critical exams.

We are committed to transparency, both in how we allocate our funding and in how that funding is utilized. While we require stringent reporting from every one of our grantees, what distinguishes us from other foundations is that we visit each of our grantees to hear about the impact of our allocations firsthand. All of our supporters, and those interested in learning more about BCA, are welcome to attend.

Please review the already scheduled site visit dates below (more will be added) and contact Executive Director, Yonni Wattenmaker, Yonni@breastcanceralliance.org, if you would like to attend.

May 6: Open Door Family Medical Center, Port Chester, NY
May 10: Hartford Hospital and Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain, CT
May 17: Griffin Hospital, Derby, CT
June 1: Yale New-Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
June 14: Gilda’s Club Westchester and White Plains Hospital, White Plains, NY
June 17: Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ
June 21: Mt. Sinai Beth Israel and Mt. Sinai West (formerly Beth Israel/St. Luke’s-Roosevelt,) New York, NY
June 22: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
June 27: Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich, CT
July 18-20: Boston Children’s Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Tufts University, Boston, MA
July 21: Norwalk Hospital, Whittingham Cancer Center, Norwalk, CT
September 13: Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA
September 21: Norma F. Pfriem Breast Center and The Witness Project, Bridgeport, CT
December 6: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

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