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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Cancer

Mission: Our mission is to make a difference locally in the fight against breast cancer through education and research. Our desire is to find a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime.

Results: To date, CT BHI has awarded over $1.6 million to fund important breast cancer research and education projects in Connecticut. Thus far, we have funded 20 researchers at various Connecticut hospitals. Six have reported on their progress at national meetings and one research project is patent pending. We strive each year to surpass this milestone with the help of our supporters, sponsors and fundraising events.

Programs: CT Race in the Park - Mother's Day Weekend every year

Community Stories

7 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Each year, whether run or volunteer, I always enjoy participating in some way with CT BHI!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer with the CT BReast Health Initiative, the Treasurer, I am so proud of our organization and its volunteers. We share a passion to raise as much money as possible so we can fund CT researchers who are on the "cutting edge" of new ideas. We join with our researchers to find a cure for Breast Cancer!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a female, a daughter of a 32 year breast cancer survivor until1992, a women's health advocate, and President of the CT Breast Health Initiative, I am very passionate and proud of the work that this volunteer driven non profit organization has accomplished and is committed to - supporting leading edge breast research in Connecticut. 100% raised in CT. 100% stays in CT. Annually we grant funds to peer reveiwed innovative breast cancer research and education . Todate we have granted in 8 years $ 1.8 miilion. We are exceptionally proud and gratetful for the dedication of our researchers to finding causes and providing hope.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've had several roles as a volunteer over the past few years for the CT Race in the Park. I've enjoyed working with all of the other volunteers to make this event a great success each year!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

CT BHI is an organization that I'm proud to be a part of. I've been volunteering for the CT Race in the Park since it's inception many years ago and each year I'm excited to experience race day with all of the attendees. It's so great that all of the money raised is used right here in CT for research and education.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

CT Breast Health Initiative is a great organization that truly supports and cares about making a difference within the local community. The annual CT Race in the Park event organized by CT BHI is an inspiration to all who have been touched by this disease. As both a survivor and volunteer, I'm proud to be a part of this group.

Caitlin3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I recently got involved with the CT Breast Health Initiative because I wanted to work with a breast cancer nonprofit with local roots, where all the money raised woudl stay local. I got in touch with CTBHI and went in for a hour one meeting that turned into 5! I immediately wanted to get involved with the organization and the staff, because it was so clear to me that this group was working to make a real difference in the fight against breast cancer. Every year they hold the Race in the Park, where thousands of people come together to raise funds and awareness for the breast cancer cause. CTBHI's mission is to raise money for research and education, so all of the money raised is granted out to Connecticut researchers who are doing cutting edge research to find the cures for breast cancer. Money is also granted to local hospitals to provide education for women and men who are diagnosed with breast cancer. This is a fantastic organization, and I would highly recommend getting involved if you live in Connecticut!