August 30, 2014

The Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation Awards $300K for Breast Cancer Research

The Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation (TBBCF) was established in 2006 by two friends, Norma Logan (1958-2006) and Sandy Maniscalco who realized the need for a new kind of non-profit that dedicates 100% of gross fundraising dollars to breast cancer research.  The Foundation is named for Terri Brodeur, a local Old Saybrook mother of three young children and victim of breast cancer.

In just seven short years, TBBCF has granted $2.4 million for breast cancer research.  This year, the Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Committee has issued grants to outstanding researchers from the Cold Springs Harbor Laboratory, the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute-Harvard.  Each recipient will receive a $100K research grant.

The three recipients are dedicating their careers to research that can improve care and ultimately find a cure for breast cancer. Their research will include protein involvement in breast cancer development that will lead to new breast cancer therapies, breast cancer initiation mechanisms which will improve early breast cancer detection and prevention, and why tumors become resistant to certain drugs.

TBBCF has provided funding of 24 grants to promising researchers by honoring its promise that 100% of gross fundraising dollars goes directly to breast cancer research.  The Foundation raises the majority of its funding through its annual Walk Across Southeastern CT which will be held on Saturday, October 5, 2013.   For more information about the Walk, the Foundation, or to make a contribution, please visit  www.tbbcf.org, mail to tbbcf@sbcglobal.net or call 860-245-0402.