11th ANNUAL “PINK IS THE NEW GREEN” GOLF CLASSIC RAISES $650,000 FOR CURE BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION

CBCF LogoThe Cure Breast Cancer Foundation’s (CBCF) 11th annual “Pink is the New Green®” Golf Classic once again exceeded it expectations with an impressive $650,000 in funds raised to support breast cancer research efforts under the direction of Dr. Larry Norton, Senior Vice President, Office of the President and the Medical Director of the Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Held yearly in June at the Mountain Ridge Country Club in West Caldwell, N.J., the golf outing is continually one of the most successful fundraising efforts of CBCF.  116 golfers participated in the 2018 Classic, which also featured an exciting $18,000 Chip Off and raffle drawing for a brand new Ford Mustang convertible.

The festivities concluded with a reception dinner where two hundred guests were addressed by Dr. Larry Norton, the foundation’s scientific advisor, and breast cancer expert Dr. Elizabeth Comen (also from MSKCC).  Dr. Philip Paty, a surgical oncologist at MSKCC with special training in cancers of the colon, also spoke to attendees.

“This year’s golf classic was one of the most prosperous on record thanks to the large number of participants, and the tremendous generosity of our donors, dedicated business partners, volunteers and community leaders,” said Andrew B. Abramson, Treasurer and Co-Founder of CBCF, a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization. “The outing is unquestionably our keystone event and the perfect springboard to our fundraising efforts during the October Breast Cancer Awareness month.” Continue reading

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Cure Breast Cancer Foundation Launches “Think Pink” Text-to-Donate Campaign for Mother’s Day 2018

Mother's Day Text to DonateThe Cure Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) is providing yet another easy way to Think Pink this Mother’s Day with the launch of a text-to-donate campaign that will raise important funds and advance innovative research that could dramatically change the treatment for breast cancer in the years to come.

Starting on Wednesday, May 9th, 2018, CBCF will accept mobile donations in a “Text for a Cure” initiative throughout Mother’s Day weekend.  To participate in the campaign and donate via phone, simply text the code: DONATE to (973) 828-0883 and follow the link to indicate the amount you’d like to contribute to the Clifton, N.J.-based not-for-profit 501(c) 3 charity.

All monies raised during the weekend will support trailblazing breast cancer research being conducted under the direction of noted oncologist, Dr. Larry Norton, at the world-renowned Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and other national and international research facilities.   Since its inception in December 2007, CBCF has raised over $7 million for breast cancer research, which has been devoted entirely to Dr. Larry Norton’s and his colleagues’ research on the growth and spreading of breast cancer cells known as the Self-Seeding Theory. This research focuses on improving the understanding of not only breast cancer, but also other cancers.

Donors can also visit www.501auctions.com/cbcf to dedicate fund to support CBCF efforts.

For more information on the CBCF, please call (973) 471-CBCF (2223) or visit http://curebreastcancerfoundation.org.

Cure Breast Cancer Foundation

The Cure Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) is a Clifton, N.J. – based not-for-profit 501(c) 3 charity devoted to fund research on the growth and spreading of breast cancer cells, also known as the Self-Seeding Theory, at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan and other national and international cancer research facilities under the direction of Dr. Larry Norton, who serves as the Foundation’s Scientific Advisor.  The founder and president is Carly Abramson.  Her father, Andrew Abramson, is Treasurer.  For more information, call (973) 471-CBCF (2223), e-mail info@curebreastcancerfoundation.org or visit www.curebreastcancerfoundation.org.

CBCF TO HOST 10TH ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC

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The Cure Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) will host its 10th Annual Golf Classic on Monday, August 7th at the Mountain Ridge Country Club in West Caldwell, N.J., site of the USGA 2012 Men’s Senior Amateur Championship, the 2014 MGA Mid-Amateur Championship and has been one of Golf Week’s “Top 100 Classic Courses in America.”

The annual “Pink is the New Green®” event is one of the most popular and successful events sponsored by CBCF having raised millions to assist the efforts of the Foundation’s Scientific Advisor, Dr. Larry Norton.  Dr. Norton, Deputy Physician-in-Chief for Breast Cancer Programs and the Medical Director of the Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, is leading the fight against breast cancer with trailblazing work, and has discovered that cancer cell mobility and the interactions between the cancer cell and its microscopic environment are the key pathways to understanding and eventually eradicating breast cancer.

Reservations are now open for both the morning and afternoon sessions of The Golf Classic.  The morning session will begin at 7:00 a.m. with registration and breakfast, followed by a shotgun start at 8:15 a.m.  The afternoon session will begin at 10:30 a.m. with registration and breakfast and a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start.  An $18,000 winner-take-all-chip-off will take place immediately following conclusion of play.

The day concludes with a cocktail reception and awards dinner where Dr. Norton will address guests.  A raffle drawing will also be held for a 2017 Ford Mustang convertible, courtesy of Fette Ford. Those interested in participating in the 10th Annual Golf Classic can call (973) 471-CBCF (2223) or email register@curebreastcancerfoundation.org. Continue reading

@BLOOMINGDALES X @CBCFOUNDATION – 100% STYLE AND WELLNESS IN SUPPORT OF CBCF

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For the third consecutive year, the Cure Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) is teaming up with Bloomingdale’s in the Mall at Short Hills in Short Hills, NJ for an evening to benefit breast cancer research efforts.

On Thursday, September 15th, the non-profit 501(c) 3 organization and the nationally recognized department store will host a special reception beginning at 6 p.m. at the in-store Forty Carrots restaurant.  The evening will consist of a fashion presentation and special panel discussion with breast cancer experts, including Drs. Elizabeth Comen, Sheeva Talebian, and Jaime Knopman from New York City’s Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; and Dr. Serena Chen of St. Barnabas in Livingston, N.J.

An ideal event to lead into October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the evening blends wellness and style with an exclusive shopping event and educational session.  Bloomingdale’s will donate 10% of all sales from the evening to CBCF, which solely supports breast cancer research efforts under the direction of Dr. Larry Norton, the Deputy Physician-in-Chief for Breast Cancer Programs and the Medical Director of the Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Attendees will also be able to shop the Walters Faith fine jewelry pop-up shop, which will have exclusive pricing available only during the event.  To register, please visithttp://curebreastcancerfoundation.org.  A $25 donation to CBCF is suggested.

“Attendance and excitement at our previous fashion shows and shopping events has been fantastic and we’re incredibly grateful to once again join with Bloomingdale’s for this very special evening,” says Andrew Abramson, Treasurer and Co-Founder of CBCF.  “Their continued participation shows a strong dedication to the communities they serve and commitment to support charitable endeavors.  We’re looking forward to a wonderful evening focused on today’s popular fashion trends and styles.” Continue reading

CURE BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION RAISES OVER $500,000 WITH TWO SPRING/SUMMER EVENTS

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The Cure Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF), a Clifton, N.J.-based not-for-profit 501(c) 3 charity, has announced a successful start to its 2016 fundraising initiatives.

The organization’s keystone event – the 9th annual “Pink is the New Green®” Golf Classic held on June 13th – was one of the most prosperous on record, raising more than $500,000 to support the groundbreaking breast cancer research efforts under the direction of Dr. Larry Norton, the Deputy Physician-in-Chief for Breast Cancer Programs and the Medical Director of the Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.  Held yearly at the Mountain Ridge Country Club in West Caldwell, N.J., the 2016 golf tournament featured an exciting $18,000 Winner Take All Chip Off and raffle drawing for a brand new Ford Mustang convertible.

Preceding the Golf Classic, CBCF teamed up with Jena Karp, one of the most popular Flywheel instructors and a breast cancer survivor herself, for a special 45-minute indoor cycling experience to raise important funds and awareness.  The “Save The Tatas With Jena” event, which took place at Flywheel Sports-Tribeca in mid-May, and raised $7,100.

Fully 100% of the net fundraising proceeds received by CBCF during all fundraising efforts are donated towards research projects coordinated by Dr. Norton.

“The success of CBCF could not be achieved without our generous donors and participants and our dedicated business partners, volunteers and community leaders,” says Andrew B. Abramson, Treasurer and Co-Founder of CBCF.  “We continue to reach new heights thanks to their efforts and the overwhelming success of these two events demonstrates how our supporters are highly engaged with Dr. Norton’s work and committed to helping to find a cure for breast cancer. The Golf Classic and Flywheel events are a perfect springboard into our full schedule of fall fundraising activities.” Continue reading

CURE BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION PREPARES TO HOST TWO FUN-FILLED FUNDRAISING EVENTS IN MAY AND JUNE

Clifton, NJ – Cure Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) is preparing for two exciting fundraising events in the weeks ahead.

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Up first will be a special fitness class with Jena Karp, one of the most popular Flywheel instructors and a breast cancer survivor herself. Ms. Karp will host a special 45-minute indoor cycling experience to raise important funds and awareness for the Clifton, N.J.-based non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization.

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“Save The Tatas With Jena” will take place on Sunday, May 15th at Flywheel Sports-Tribeca located at 415 Greenwich Street, NY, NY. 100% of the proceeds from the event will be donated to Cure Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF), which solely supports breast cancer research efforts under the direction of Dr. Larry Norton, the Deputy Physician-in-Chief for Breast Cancer Programs and the Medical Director of the Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

The initial 1 p.m. session has been completely reserved. Limited seats are still available for the 2 p.m. session with class fees starting from $40. For more information and to register for “Save The Tatas With Jena”, visit WWW.SAVETHETATASWITHJENA.SPLASHTHAT.COM.

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Renowned Breast Cancer Expert Dr. Larry Norton Expresses Continued Support for Age 40 Screening

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CLIFTON, N.J. – Dr. Larry Norton, Deputy Physician-in-Chief for Breast Cancer Programs and the Medical Director of the Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, has expressed his continued support for women to begin annual breast cancer screening at age 40.

In response to new guidelines published by the American Cancer Society recommending annual mammograms starting at age 45, Dr. Norton — who serves as scientific advisor for the Cure Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF), a Clifton, N.J. – based not-for-profit 501(c) 3 charity — recently released a statement outlining the many benefits of early testing.

Dr. Norton’s response expands upon information from Denise Grady of the New York Times stating:

“All the groups agree that mammography can reduce a woman’s risk of dying from breast cancer, by about 20 percent. But when it comes to when to start and how often to screen, many experts say there is no one answer that suits all women.

Those who want to find tumors when they are as small and as early as possible should screen earlier and more often — provided that they can live with the high likelihood that at some point they will be called back to the clinic for more testing based on a false positive.

Women who find screening onerous or nerve-racking can take advantage of the opportunity to start later and undergo the testing less often — provided that they can live with the possibility that if they do develop cancer, the tumor may be larger and more advanced than it would have been had they been screened more often.”

Dr. Norton adds:

”20% is probably a low estimate of the benefit. The benefit may be as high as 48% in women who are actually screened.

The use of the word “high” may be a slight overstatement. And most of the cases called back only need one more mammogram view or a sonogram to be told that they have no problem. A small percentage (1-3%) need a needle biopsy to be assured  that they do not have cancer, and studies have shown that most such women are grateful for the news and support further breast screening.

And “larger and more advanced” means that more aggressive management is often necessary as well as the possibility of a lower chance of cure.

For these reasons, I continue to support annual mammography starting at age 40 for a woman at average risk of developing breast cancer.”

Dr. Norton who is leading the fight against breast cancer with groundbreaking work and has discovered that cancer cell mobility and the interactions between the cancer cell and its microscopic environment are the key pathways to understanding and eventually eradicating breast cancer.

CBCF is directly responsible for and is actively supporting Dr. Norton’s work through fundraising for two important research projects – breast cancer and its microenvironment and bone metabolism and breast cancer.  All this work is coordinated by Dr. Norton and a dedicated team of physicians and scientists at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York and New Jersey and their national and international collaborators. It is based on the discovery that abnormal cell division is only one of the dangerous characteristic of cancer.

For more information on the CBCF, please call (973) 471-CBCF (2223) or visit http://www.curebreastcancerfoundation.org.

Cure Breast Cancer Foundation

The Cure Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) is a Clifton, N.J. – based not-for-profit 501(c) 3 charity devoted to fund research on the growth and spreading of breast cancer cells, also known as the Self-Seeding Theory, at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan and other national and international cancer research facilities under the direction of Dr. Larry Norton, who serves as the Foundation’s Scientific Advisor.  The founder and president is Carly Abramson.  Her father, Andrew Abramson, is Treasurer.  For more information, call (973) 471-CBCF (2223), e-mail info@curebreastcancerfoundation.org or visit www.curebreastcancerfoundation.org.