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Welcome to Breast Cancer Care & Research Fund. We have created this site specifically for people who are living with breast cancer, are survivors or have been touched in some way by the disease. We aim to educate you about breast cancer, bring you the latest news on research and treatments, and help you become an advocate.

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Dear Friends and Supporters,

This has been a very busy year in our quest to prevent breast cancer and metastatic disease! As we look forward to next year, we need your help to continue the work that we do together.

In the 26th year of my own diagnosis, I never imagined that we would still be treating women and men for breast cancer and that so many of our loved ones would die from this disease. Statistics tell us that today 817 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, but this is more than a number. These women are our mothers, our daughters, our sisters, our grandmothers, our granddaughters and our friends. Every one is cherished by her family and friends-and truly their lives will be changed forever.

Since 1998 Breast Cancer Care & Research Fund (BCCRF) has focused our efforts on helping women and their families who are facing breast cancer. Through education, research and advocacy, we are able to join the millions of women, men, scientists, physicians, advocates and legislators who are working hard for a cure and prevention, as well as helping those who are dealing with breast cancer in their daily lives. Our work continues and our passion to educate, advocate and advance research grows stronger.

BCCRF provides educational programs as illustrated by our last program- “Understanding Cancer and Your Genes”. We participate in community events as we recently did with The El Salvador community and at an event for African American women-answering questions and providing resources. We are collaborating with researchers from USC, UCLA, UCI, and City of Hope, as well as NYU and other major national research centers. Continually, we work with legislators to maintain federal funding for research and to pass legislation that will move us closer to ending breast cancer. And we are educating undergraduate and graduate students about breast cancer and advocacy.

Now that Breast Cancer Awareness Month is over, most of us go back to our everyday lives and do not think about this disease until we or a loved one is diagnosed. Working in the clinic for more than 20 years, I have seen hundreds of women diagnosed and treated- and many have died. One woman with metastatic disease said to me that November 1st is a very sad day for her because all of the “Breast Cancer Awareness” merchandise is loaded on a clearance table at the end of the store aisle with the leftover Halloween merchandise, but she continues to battle the disease and knows she will die from it.

Everyone is aware, but now we need to take action; do our part and end this disease. You can help by supporting BCCRF and the important work we do every day, every year. We do it for you, for our children and for our grandchildren-for all the women and men who we love.

Please make a tax deductible donation to BCCRF, 6022 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 201, Los Angeles, CA 90036. With your donation we can continue our work as advocates collaborating with scientists, working with legislators, finding resources and educating our community!

My sincerest thanks,

Michele Rakoff
Executive Director, BCCRF
Patient Advocate

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