October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
We are sponsoring with an amazing local charity called:
The Breast Cancer Alliance (BCA) is currently the fourth largest nonprofit, private funding provider to breast cancer research in the United States. Their research grants support medical research and focus on projects which may not qualify for government funding due to the innovative nature of the studies.
Mission: The mission of the Breast Cancer Alliance is to fund innovative breast cancer research and to promote breast health through education and outreach. Breast cancer survivors, their friends and healthcare professionals are fulfilling this mission.
Objectives: To raise funds for breast cancer research. To support breast cancer-related services in Connecticut (Fairfield & New Haven counties). To educate women on the importance of early detection of breast cancer.
Vision: The Breast Cancer Alliance intends to expand its role as the preeminent regional organization funding breast cancer research, early detection, and education. (citation: https://breastcanceralliance.org/about-bca )
Who They fund:
Four types of grants are awarded annually:
Exceptional Project Research
Young Investigator Research
Breast Surgery Fellowships
Education and Outreach
BCA' s funding has supported many studies including: nontoxic therapies for breast cancer treatment, the development of a potential vaccine for breast cancer, and sentinal node biopsy. In addition, they also fund epidemiological studies such as the significance of high fat dairy products and the risk of breast cancer. Funds raised by the BCA have provided breast health education, screening and counseling services to thousands of women throughout their service area.
To make early detection of breast cancer accessible to all, the Alliance funds mammograms for underinsured women. BCA educates the public about breast cancer, its treatment, prevention and the importance of early detection through their newsletters, lecture series and their website. Please click the link above or the logo for more information.
COR Performance will be collecting donations for the month of October on behalf of Breast Cancer Alliance.
Any Donations please give to Calla, Kyle or Jen.
HYROX Fitness Class Times: Please sign up on MINDBODY
Saturday October 5th at 8am
Saturday October 26th at 8am
$30 registration fee