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Al and Terry pose with their car and Al's bike before their 2020 ride

After his wife, Terry, finished treatment for breast cancer, Al Reszel wanted to find a way to give back. For a few years, the avid cyclist joined local breast cancer charity rides, but he found himself itching to do more—and raise money for research specifically.

Photographer Jennifer King takes photos in a canyon

About a decade ago, Jennifer King left the corporate world to strike out on her own as a nature and landscape photographer. Not long after, she got the devastating news that her then-40-year-old sister, Michelle, had stage II breast cancer.

Photo of Erica Harriton wearing a BCRF t-shirt during a run

Everything was going as planned when runner Erica Harriton was training for the United Airlines NYC Half Marathon, her first-ever race.

April (left) at her decked-out store wearing pink

For the tenth year in a row, April Barnes made her O’Fallon, Illinois-based store, Three Sisters Crafts, as pink as possible for a fundraising party that raised more than $3,500 for BCRF.

For the seventh year in a row, Ellen Holbrook and Lisa Felder are organizing Pinkathon San Francisco, a fundraising race benefitting BCRF that offers courses ranging in length from 5K to 50K.

Group Photo

For the second year, BCRF has spots in the 2020 United Airlines New York City Half Marathon on March 15th.

For Jillian Giuffre, her belief in the power of breast cancer research came after a tragic loss. Her best friend’s mother died of the disease, after living with breast cancer for years.

Joey Friedman has only one memory of his mother. She passed away from breast cancer when he was just four years old. Since then, the 29-year-old Virginia native has watched other family members receive cancer diagnoses.

Arianna Bertolotti was only nine years old when her aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer. While her memories during that time are faint, today she sees how her aunt’s life has been forever altered by her diagnosis.

When Ray Brown’s wife Tammy was diagnosed with breast cancer last October he immediately wanted to do something to advance breast cancer research.