Please leave a comment on this post. Why? Well, I am once again participating in Comments For a Cure to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness and The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. You see, for every comment I receive on this post today, this Saturday and this Sunday (10/24/08, 10/25/08, and 10/26/08) and I will donate $1 for each comment to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Please help support this cause and mine by leaving a comment. Better yet, you can leave a comment and donate to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation yourself. Take a look at that widget in my right hand side-bar, it shows the logo for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and says Network for Good. Click on through and donate to this wonderful charity.
A little bit about The Breast Cancer Research Foundation:
"The mission of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime by providing critical funding for innovative clinical and translational research at leading medical centers worldwide, and increasing public awareness about good breast health. A minimum of 85 cents of every dollar goes to research and awareness programs.The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is an independent 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization whose mission is to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime by providing critical funding for innovative clinical and translational research at leading medical centers worldwide, and increasing public awareness about good breast health.It is estimated by the American Cancer Society that in 2008 about 182,460 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed among women in the United States. At this time there are about 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.In 2008, ACS estimates that about 40,480 women will die from breast cancer in the United States. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, exceeded only by lung cancer. In men, 1,990 new cases are projected in 2008, with 450 deaths.Since its inception, the Foundation has raised over $220 million - $39.5 million in fiscal year 2007/08 alone - to support clinical and translational research at medical institutions across the globe conducting the most advanced and promising breast cancer research that will help lead to prevention and a cure in our lifetime. New grants are announced in October each year. In October, 2008, BCRF will award over $34 million in new research grants to 165 scientists from top universities and academic medical centers across the globe.BCRF support for promising yet untried ideas is crucial at this time of reduced federal research support, when only 11% of meritorious, peer-reviewed applications receive funding from the National Institutes of Health.
BCRF has received exceptional recognition from several organizations that monitor and provide comprehensive, unbiased information on charities. Most notably: in 2008, the Foundation has received the highest rating from Charity Navigator, four stars, for the seventh consecutive year, which means BCRF has outperformed 99% of more than 5,000 evaluated charities in efficiently managing its finances! In addition, the American Institute of Philanthropy has re-evaluated BCRF's "A" rating since 2002, and awarded BCRF an "A+" rating. This is the highest possible rating by AIP. BCRF is recognized by AIP as one of the "Top Rated" cancer organizations, and is the only breast cancer organization to appear on its "Top Rated Charities"." - BCRF
Please comment and help me raise money for this wonderful organization. You can also do your part by buying a pink product (or two!). Take a look at the pink products I have featured so far this month:
I thank you all, in advance, for your support.
Please note that it will cost you nothing to donate. It will only cost you a few seconds of your time to leave a comment! I will donate a $1 for every comment received on this post - you do not have to donate a thing!