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Finding Strength. Inspiring Others.

On the third day of her 467-mile run, Davina McNaney remembers how her body almost shut down. Her knees, which have never caused her pain before, were killing.

Like many eighth graders, Allegra Colonna has her share of hobbies. She plays softball, the violin and guitar. She loves to read, play with her dog and go to concerts. And her cell phone is with her every step of the way.

Whenever Carol picks up the phone, she has to be prepared. For the past 11 years, she has been the person BCRF fundraisers call to receive advice, ask questions and brainstorm creative ways to support lifesaving breast cancer research.

After losing his mother to breast cancer in 1988, when he was 12 years old, high school baseball coach Jeff Murphy decided to utilize his passion for baseball to raise funds and awareness in his own community.

At BCRF we are exceptionally grateful for the hundreds of supporters who have devised fun and innovative ways to raise funds for lifesaving breast cancer research.

In February, Mike Werb and his wife Jaclyn had just welcomed their two-month-old son into the world when their lives turned upside down. Jaclyn, 29, was breastfeeding Luke when she discovered a lump on her breast.

We had a busy October and we have you, our online community, to thank for it! Because of your commitment to research during Breast Cancer Awareness Month and your generous donations via our site and your personal fundraisers, we are able to fund the equivalent of two new research grants.

For some, turning 50 is cause for a midlife crisis. For veteran sailor Jon Litt and his good friend and sailing partner Paul Dunay, the milestone became the opportunity of a lifetime.

When Ashley Bell's birth mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, Ashley knew she wanted to get involved with raising money for research. A sailing enthusiast, she combined her love for sailing and her drive to support research.

My mom was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1986. I was young and don’t really remember much except that she had semi-permanent marks on her chest where she was radiated and a few wigs and turbans in her closet that she ended up not needing.