Breast Cancer Alliance 20th Anniversary Celebration



Greenwich, CTApril 9, 2016

Breast Cancer Alliance celebrated 20 years at the Greenwich Country Club on Saturday evening honoring longtime benefactors, dedicated board members and legions of volunteers who so generously supported the organization’s mission over the past two decades. Breast Cancer Alliance is one of the largest private, non-corporate breast cancer organizations in the United States. Since its inception the organization, with a small but dedicated staff, has awarded approximately $22 million in grants, supporting its mission to improve survival rates and quality of life for those impacted by breast cancer through better prevention, early detection, treatment and cure. Breast Cancer Alliance invests in innovative research, breast surgery fellowships, regional education, dignified support, and screening for the undeserved. Over its nearly two-decade history the Alliance has funded cutting-edge research and one-year postgraduate breast surgery fellowships at more than 25 of the nation’s leading research institutions.  www.breastcanceralliance.org

A standing ovation was given to featured speaker Joan Lunden who shared her journey after being diagnosed with breast cancer in June 2014. Now cancer free, she is one of America’s most prominent voices in the breast cancer community working tirelessly to help other women affected by breast cancer.

Robert G. Burton Sr. Chairman and CEO of Cenveo Inc. and his wife, Paula, who have supported BCA since its founding, were honored for their gift of over one million dollars to help fund free mammography services for underserved women.   The Mitchell Family, who has partnered with Breast Cancer Alliance for over 10 years as lead host of the annual fashion show via their Greenwich store, Richards, was also honored.

“Oh, What a Night!” got everyone on their feet for a festive finale as “The Jersey Boys”, the evening’s featured entertainment, rocked the room!

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