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For former competitive, Olympic-level vaulter Amy Linnen, sports have always been a part of her DNA. Having begun gymnastics at the age of four, Amy’s parents always supported and fostered her aptitude for athletics.

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.

After her friend was diagnosed with breast cancer five years ago, Christine Winston remembered feeling helpless. As she watched her friend go through surgery, treatment, and eventually enter remission, she felt inspired to help others facing a cancer diagnosis.

Every year, Play for P.I.N.K. (PFP) empowers grassroots fundraisers to make an incredible impact on breast cancer research.

On Friday October 14, Mia Smith, a sixth grader from Long Island, NY celebrated her second annual “Making Cents out of Breast Cancer” campaign culminating in a celebratory “Pink Out Day” in support of BCRF.

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.

This blog was written by Zoë Mintz, BCRF's Manager of Digital Communications

When Nabeela Abdullah’s mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, the news came at a tremendously challenging time. Her father had recently died of lung disease and her uncle lost his life to throat cancer. Even the word “cancer” was difficult to digest.