Goals of the Foundation

The Foundation will raise funds and donate to universities and charitable research institutions conducting breast cancer research that will benefit women by transferring innovations from the laboratory to the patient.

First Project

Integrating Breast Reconstruction with Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

• Cancer diagnosis with imaging stray cancer cells
• Cancer treatment with lower doses of chemotherapy
• “Magic bullet” drug targeting only cancer cells
• Reduction or elimination of inflammation and infection
• Less or no side effects (hair loss, nausea)
• Pain management during reconstruction

The Foundation’s Target for 2014-2018

• The Akron Breast Team (The University of Akron, Summa Health System and Akron General Medical Center) aims to integrate Akron inventions to combine cancer diagnosis and treatment with breast reconstruction to radically improve the quality of life for breast cancer patients

• To raise $2 million to get a drug eluting tissue expander for breast reconstruction into clinical trial

Just $10 from each citizen of Akron will make this dream come true!
Please send your contribution to:

2295 West Market Street, Suite D
Akron, OH 44313

Make checks payable to:
Breast Cancer Innovation Foundation

Donation Levels
$10-49 Friend
$50-99 Star
$100-999 Superstar
$1000-9,999 Benefactor
$10,000 and above Partner

More about the GE Healthymagination Challenge


• The Healthymagination Breast Cancer Challenge was launched by GE in September 2011 to identify and accelerate ideas to advance breast cancer early detection and diagnostics to help save lives. More than 500 proposals from 40 countries were submitted in response to the “GE Healthymagination Cancer Challenge”;

• Professor Judit E. Puskas from The University of Akron was among five winners

– the others were major cancer research centers (Vanderbilt University, the Moffit Cancer Center, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer center and the Uganda Cancer Institute.

Why we do it:

The Carole & Robin Reid Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, was started in 2012 in Akron.

The Foundation aimed to raise funds for the Akron Breast Team, working on the integration of breast reconstruction with cancer diagnosis and treatment.

logoThe Foundation changed its name to “Breast Cancer Innovation Foundation” and selected Pink Gardenia as our logo

Designed by Zsolt Molnar