October One of the Most Successful Fundraising Months On Record For Cure Breast Cancer Foundation
CLIFTON, N.J. – This October turned out to be one of the most successful fundraising efforts on record for the Cure Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF), the non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization which raises important funds to support breast cancer research efforts under the direction of Dr. Larry Norton and colleagues at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and other national and international research facilities.
The Clifton, N.J.-based organization instituted a comprehensive fundraising program throughout breast cancer awareness month which included a number of public events, brand new partnerships with highly-recognized brands and retailers, as well as community support from local volunteers.
The end result, close to $115,000, was raised to support the research of 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. The impressive October number brings the total of money raised by CBCF to over $4.5 million since its inception in December 2007.
Fundraising efforts that took place in October included:
- The 5th annual Valley Goes Pink! Breast Cancer Walk which raised over $100,000.
- “Fight.Fly.Cure,” a special session of the indoor cycling experience at Flywheel Sports in Millburn, NJ which totaled $4,741 raised.
- The Montclair Kimberley Academy raised $1,692 during its annual “Denim Day” when students and faculty are encourage to wear denim and pink in support of CBCF. Carly Abramson, founder of CBCF, is a 2009 graduate of the Montclair, N.J.-based school.
- A partnership with Yosi Samra, the popular women’s shoe designer, which netted $228 in donations.
- Niksnaks.com donated 10% of the proceeds from the purchase of each personalized stroller blankets (Butterscotch Blankees) during October totaling $50.40.
- Salon J One in Rutherford, NJ donated a portion of sales from hair and styling services during October, totaling $400;
- Bracelets For Breast Cancer, the brain child of Maggie Bowie, a parent at the Bernardsville Middle and Elementary Schools. Throughout the month of October, Middle and Elementary School students in Bernardsville made and sold hand-made loom bracelets with 100% of the sales donated to CBCF. The incredibly generous effort raised $5,080.
- The Pomona Middle School in Pomona, NY also donated $250 to CBCF.
- Old Souk Trading Co., a marketplace for worldwide treasures, original artwork and custom framing in Hackettstown, NJ, also participated.
CBCF offers a year-round schedule of fundraising events that include its annual Golf Classic, walk-a-thons, fashion events and other fundraising activities. Fully 100% of its net fundraising proceeds received by the foundation are donated to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan and other national and international cancer research facilities to support the research being conducted under the direction of Dr. Norton and his colleagues.