In 2007, our team was formed by captain Brigid Tuley, a survivor who was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer in 2006. After eight intense treatments of chemo, several surgeries, 33 radiation therapy treatments, many lab/doctor visits, and countless tears (much like other Cancer Warriors), Brigid decided that she was ready to take her treatment/therapy battle cry (KSCA - Kicking Some Cancer A--) to the next stage: fundraising!
Our team, which includes other survivors (Gretchen Polenzani, Gemina Petruzzelli, Julie Kazmer Finney, Donna Walker, and the late Kim Pavel), has been fundraising since 2007 and has raised over $640,422 during that time frame.
We raise money on behalf of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Primarily, for the following reasons:
their dedication to breast cancer - they are highest rated breast cancer charity in the country (A+ at Charity Watch and 3 star rating at Charity Navigator)
for every dollar received, they send 88 cents of it back towards breast cancer research and awareness programs
researchers tackle breast cancer from every angle - and their grants to medical/university institutions across the country reflect this philosophy.
Your tax-deductible donation will help some of the world's best researchers discover how to prevent and cure breast cancer. For every $30 donation that we receive, you will also receive a free ticket to BreastFest (October 14, 2023) at Austin's the Fuel Room) - if you can't make it, feel free to give your ticket to a friend, or we can donate the ticket.
BC Survivors - your entry is free, please email us!
Remember, every dollar counts. But if you can't make a donation right now, help us reach our goal by sharing this page on Facebook and Twitter. Or, even better, send an e-mail to friends you think might be interested in contributing and include a link to our page! Thank you so much for your help - you are truly helping us bring an end to cancer!
Breast cancer walks for our first organization: Avon