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Connecticut Breast Health Initative, Inc

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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

14 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

Lisa76

Donor

Rating: 5

CT Breast Health Initiative is a local charity that raises money that stays local. Even more importantly it raises the spirits of those affected by this disease. Walking in their annual walk was my goal when I was diagnosed 2 years ago. I proudly walked last year holding hands crossing the finish line with another survivor..

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

The CT Breast Health Initiative holds a wonderful event each Mother's Day Weekend in Walnut Hill Park. It is so beautiful and inspirational to see so many people gathered together to support the same cause. It is also fantastic to be able to support a CT organization that keeps all of its money raised here in CT. They are doing great things and hopefully some day, there will be a cure for breast cancer because of them!

Donor

Rating: 5

Proud to be able to donate to such a great organization! Breast cancer research is very important to me and my family especially in CT! Thank goodness there's a great organization where all the money raised stays right here!

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Advisor

Rating: 5

The CT Breast Health Initiative is extremely dedicated to finding a cure for breast cancer by working tirelessly to raise money to contribute to research toward finding a cure for this horrible disease. The Organization is run almost entirely by volunteers, so almost all the money raised goes to support its mission.

Paul42

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I've heard nothing but wonderful things about Connecticut Breast Health Initiative's staff, volunteer base and fundraising event (race). I'm really looking forward to volunteering for them this year and supporting this excellent cause.

Sarah52

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

CT Breast Health Initiative is dedicated to finding a cure for breast cancer while keeping an acute awareness of the local impact of the disease. The dollars raised here, stay here - which is so important to CT's health and welfare.

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.

Susan84

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am now a 9 yr survivor and am grateful to the hard work and dedication of the CT BHI team. This organization works hard to raise money for breast cancer research efforts in CT. I have had the pleasure of walking in several of the races and served as Race Chair previously. There are many ways to become involved with this outstanding organization whether it is as a volunteer for one of their events or as a participant. They are a wonderful group of people to work with as a volunteer; and I appreciate the efforts that honor breast cancer survivors, remember those who have passed away from the disease, and strive to find a cure. You can't help but get energized by the stories, passion and purpose! Thank you CTBHI! With love and respect, Susan Lane D'Apice

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!