Gift of Life Breakfast Benefit
A Tremendous Success!
October 13, 2011 marked the Center's 5th Anniversary Gift of Life Breakfast, CBCC's largest signature annual fundraising event. The event raised more than $125,000 for the Center, and has generated nearly $470,000 since the event first began,
The Center was pleased to welcome Rep. Debbie Wasserman Shultz (D-FL), who opened the breakfast with her inspiring words. The Director of the Harvard Global Equity Initiative, Dr. Felicia Knaul, served as keynote the breakfast. Dr. Knaul is not only living with cancer, but she is dedicated to promoting breast cancer research, education and awareness via her nonprofit in Mexico. The President of the Avon Foundation for Women, Carol Kurzig, provided remarks and CBCC welcomed back Angie Goff, of NBC4, as the event's emcee.
Nearly 500 members of the community gathered to celebrate and honor those who have survived breast cancer and preserve the memory of those who lost their battle. In the past five years more than $350,000 has been raised, all of which go directly to patient services, including screening, education and patient navigation.
For more information, please contact Elissa Ernst, Interim Development Director, at 202-784-2718.