The Women's Cancer Research Fund is so incredible and they really make such an impact that it's just wonderful to be a part of it.— Gwyneth Paltrow, Unforgettable Evening honoreeand recipient of the 2009 Courage Award
I am so honored to be a part of this wonderful organization.— Natalie Cole, National Ambasador
The Women’s Cancer Research Fund was created by Honorary Chairs Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson and Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg, along with, Co-founders Kelly Chapman Meyer, Marion Laurie, Anne Douglas, Quinn Ezralow and Jamie Tisch. They joined forces with the Entertainment Industry Foundation, a leading charity in Hollywood, to address the issue of cancer and the urgent need to develop new ways to treat it, to detect it early, and even prevent it.
Their goal is very simple: to save lives by raising critical funds to help fast track more effective approaches to the early diagnosis of women’s cancers.
Detecting breast cancer early is the single most important thin we can do to save lives. Most women who die of breast cancer do so because the disease was detected when it was too advanced to cure. So how do we catch it early enough? It’s a question that EIF’s Breast Cancer Biomarker Discovery Consortium endeavors to answer. Our blood holds the key in molecules called biomarkers – unique proteins that may signal the presence of cancer. The goal of the consortium project, sponsored by the Entertainment Industry Foundation / Women’s Cancer Research Fund, is to discover which biomarkers are related to breast cancer.
To view our electronic journal from an Unforgettable Evening on May 2nd please click hereMore Information
At our 15th Annual An Unforgettable Evening sponsored by Saks Fifth Avenue, the Women’s Cancer Research Fund presented the Courage Award to Sheryl Crow and the Nat King Cole award to Cindi Leive.More Information
The WCRF planted a Teaching Garden at The USC Keck School of Medicine to help connect the dots between the health of our environment and the health of ourselves.More Information