3 Gifts for Breast Cancer Survivors That Fund Research
By BCRF | September 16, 2022
By BCRF | September 16, 2022
Thanks to research, right now there are more than 3.8 million breast cancer survivors in the United States, including those who are currently in treatment and those who have finished. When caught early, breast cancer survival rates are the highest they’ve ever been.
But no matter a cancer’s stage or the scientific progress we’ve made, hearing the words, “You have breast cancer,” is a transformative experience for most people and their loved ones. Active treatment for the disease, though lifesaving, can be grueling—involving surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, targeted drugs, or a mix of several of these options.
Completing successful treatment and joining those 3.8 million survivors is an occasion to be celebrated and an experience that profoundly shapes people for the rest of their lives.
A present can be a thoughtful way to mark such a momentous occasion—or just to brighten someone’s day. Looking for a gift for a breast cancer survivor in your life? Consider one that makes an even bigger impact by funding breast cancer research. Your gift to research helps others impacted by the disease now and in the future, including those with metastatic disease, which has no cure. What could be more meaningful and thoughtful than that?
When you buy from BCRF’s Shop Pink program partners, you can be assured that your purchase will benefit research. BCRF is the world’s largest private funder of breast cancer research, and metastatic breast cancer research, and our investigators have played a role in every major breakthrough in the field since our founding. Donations and Shop Pink purchases help us continue to invest in the world’s best scientists, who are attacking breast cancer from every angle to end it once and for all.
Here, we rounded up breast cancer survivor gifts that power lifesaving research.
This beautiful pink pendant necklace also makes a meaningful impact. For every piece sold, the brand donates 20 percent of the purchase price, up to $150,000, to Kendra Scott's BCRF research grant named in honor of Scott’s dear friend Holley Rothell Kitchen, who lost her life to metastatic breast cancer. This grant currently supports BCRF researcher Dr. Suzanne A.W. Fuqua, whose work focuses on MBC. To buy
David Yurman’s Cable Pink Rubber Bracelet is the perfect, small-but-meaningful gift for a breast cancer survivor. Eighty percent ($16) of every $20 bracelet sold is donated to BCRF. Since 2008, David Yurman has funded more than $2.2 million of research, and, thanks to sales of this bracelet and other pieces, the brand is currently supporting the work of BCRF investigators Drs. Sarat Chandarlapaty and Hayley McDaid. To buy
Need a gift for a breast cancer survivor in your life who loves cycling? Whether she’s just getting back in the saddle post-treatment or is back to her routine, TIEM’s flagship Slipstream Cycling Shoe feels great and can go from studio to the street. TIEM donates 10 percent of the purchase price of every pair sold and has raised more than $160,000 since becoming a partner in 2018. To buy
When you give to BCRF, you're funding critical hours in the lab. More time for research means longer, healthier lives for the ones we love.