Please join us in the battle against breast cancer!
OUR HISTORY & MISSION: The Breast Cancer Innovation Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in Akron, Ohio in 2012 by Carole and Robin Reid. Originally known as the Carole & Robin Reid Foundation, our name changed to the “Breast Cancer Innovation Foundation” in 2014. Our Mission: The Breast Cancer Innovation Foundation (BCIF) raises funds and donates to universities and charitable research institutions conducting breast cancer research that will benefit women, by transferring innovations from the laboratory to the bedside.
OUR TARGET: Current breast cancer research in Professor Judit E. Puskas’ laboratory at The University of Akron aims to (1) improve the efficiency and less invasive treatment of breast cancer, and (2) reduce or eliminate the side effects associated with chemotherapy. These two objectives will be accomplished by the delivery of imaging agents and cancer-killing drugs using polymer-based materials with “magic claws.” These “magic claws” will directly target and attach to cancer cells preferentially over healthy cells and destroy them! Similar materials were in Phase III clinical trials in Europe in 2014, but were terminated because the agents did not perform as expected. In addition, consistent production attempts were unsuccessful until Professor Puskas’ group took up the challenge and solved these problems! The Puskas “magic claws” research is ready to complete its final stages and begin hospital clinical studies. Hopefully, this treatment
will reach the patient’s bedside as soon as possible!
OUR GOAL: $100,000 must be raised to cover the costs of production in the Puskas lab and testing at the Cleveland Clinic. At the “2016 Cupcakes for a Cause” event, $30,000 was raised towards this goal. But, your help is needed to reach our target goal. You can help us now by visiting our website and Donating with PayPal. Your tax-deductible donation, which will support the research causes directly, will greatly impact the lives of women diagnosed with breast cancer.
OUR UPCOMING EVENT: “S.O.S.- Stories of Support” event on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at Portage Country Club! We hope to see you there! The program will be posted on our web site.
THANK YOU for helping in our efforts to combat breast cancer!
Stacey Zahoranski, President
The Breast Cancer Innovation Foundation is a 501(c) (3) Public Charity that 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 home.Are you unable to attend? You can help now! Make a donation with PayPal.