The Breast Cancer Research Foundation Commits $4.8 Million in Research Grants

The money will go to local institutions that are currently conducting breast cancer research.

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), a nonprofit dedicated to raising money for investing in breast cancer research, has announced that it will provide $4.8 million in grants to scientific investigators in the Boston area.

Since it’s inception in 1993, the BCRF has raised more than $500 million, including investing $58.6 million in 2014 alone. The foundation says that they spend 91 cents of every dollar on research and public awareness programs, which is part of the reason why it has received an “A+” rating from CharityWatch.

“At BCRF, we fund the game changers, and there are a considerable amount of game changers in the Boston community,” said BCRF President Myra Biblowit. “New England has the second largest concentration of our scientific investigators. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we are able to support these researchers who will make a real difference and accelerate the progress in ending breast cancer.”

The foundation held a luncheon in Boston in early October where Dr. Andrea Richardson (Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute) and Dr. Nancy Lin (Harvard Medical School, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute) addressed the crowd to talk about the latest advancement in breast cancer research. The luncheon raised close to $250,000.