Walk for Hope: Sunday, April 26

Join family, friends and neighbors on Sunday, April 26, 2015 for the 10th Annual Walk for HopeIMG_2153 (2).

This is a one-mile walk down Greenwich Avenue, beginning and ending at Richards of Greenwich, 359 Greenwich Avenue.

We will honor and remember loved ones, friends and colleagues who have faced breast cancer head on, and raise money to help BCA do its part to eradicate this disease.

To register online today, as an individual, family or team, click here

Co-Chairs: Caroline Brecker, Liz Bruce, Lisa Fleming, Mary Jeffery and Courtney Olsen

Grand Marshal: Eddie Calle, Zumba Instructoreddie calle 1

10:30am Check-In and Walk-In Registration, Wellness Fair and Complimentary Breakfast courtesy of Z Restaurant Group and PepsiCo

11:00am Walk!

Sponsors To Date:

Platinum Omnicom; Gold Greenwich Hospital, PepsiCo; Bronze Hat Attack/Buji Baja, The Mifflin Family, Z Restaurant Group; Diamond The Genovese Family/Baywater Properties Silver White Plains Hospital, Williams and Company; Crystal Rand Insurance

Wellness Fair Participants To Date:

Be Shri Yoga, Equinox Greenwich, Juice Press, Pure Barre and Williams & Company.

Lunch specials will be offered (details to follow) to those who walk at:

Mediterraneo, Le Pain Quotidien, Meli Melo, Terra and Versailles

 

 

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2015 Grantees and Site Visits

Each year, in accordance with our commitment to due diligence, we visit each of the institutions to whom we provide a grant allocation.  Dates for each of these visits are posted below, and new ones will be added as they become available.  If you would like to attend any of these visits, please email yonni@breastcanceralliance.org to reserve your spot.

We are thrilled to announce that Breast Cancer Alliance awarded nearly $1.6M in grants for 2015

EDUCATION AND OUTREACH GRANTS 

 Ann’s Place, Danbury, CT – June 23, 10am

Gilda’s Club, White Plains, NY – June 16, 9:30am

Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich, CT – June 8, 12pm

Griffin Hospital, Derby, CT – June 23, 1:30pm

Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT – May 11, 12pm

Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain, CT – May 11, 10am

Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center, Bridgeport, CT

Open Door, White Plains, NY – May 8, 9:30am

Stamford Hospital, Stamford, CT – April 9, 11am

White Plains Hospital, White Plains, NY ~ The Marilyn S. Broad Foundation Grant - June 16, 11am

Witness Project of Connecticut, Bridgeport, CT

Yale/New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT – May 20, 11am

 

RESEARCH GRANTS

EXCEPTIONAL PROJECT GRANTS: 

Chi Dang, MD, PhD and Lin Zhang, MD, University of Pennsylvania - May 28, 11am

“Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) in Breast Cancer”

 

Donald Engelman, PhD, Yale University – May 20, 12pm

“Chemotherapeutic Delivery Targeted to the Acidic Microenvironment of Breast Tumors”

Supported by the Mitchell Family

 

Edward Gunther, MD, Penn State College of Medicine – May 27, 3pm

“Interclonal Cooperation in Models of Hormone-Dependent Breast Cancer”

The Black Family Grant

 

Hanna Irie, MD, PhD and Elisa Port, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai

“Patient-Derived Tumor Xenograft (PDX) Models as a Predictive Tool for Cytoxic Treatment Response and Therapeutic Resistance for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC)”

 

Gail Sonnenshein, PhD, Tufts University School of Medicine

“ADAM8 – A Driver of Metastasis, is a Validated New Target for Treatment of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC)”

 

Ming Ming Zhou, PhD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai

“New Targeted Epigenetic Therapy for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC)”

 

Lee Zou, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center

“Targeting the DNA Repair Addiction of APOBEC3B-Overexpressing Breast Cancer”

The Walsh Family Grant

 

YOUNG INVESTIGATOR GRANTS: 

Alberto Ciccia, PhD, Columbia University Medical Center

“Exploiting DNA Replication Defects”

 

Jason Herschkowitz, PhD, State University of New York at Albany

“Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) as Functional Determinants of DCIS with Invasive Potential”

Supported by the Masin Family

 

Michael Lee, PhD, University of Massachusetts Medical School

“Micro-Environmental Regulation of Network State and Drug Sensitivity in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC)”

 

BREAST SURGERY FELLOWSHIPS

Joseph John Weber, MD, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Rachelle Leong, MD, Mt. Sinai Beth Israel, Debbie Taylor Breast Surgery Fellowship

Rebecca Fishman, MD, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

 

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