For the fifth consecutive year, dressage riders will unite to “Dance for Women Around the World” in the annual musical freestyle competition benefit for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The Cadillac Challenge of the Americas, scheduled for March 11, 2006, in Wellington, Florida, at the International Polo Club Palm Beach, will feature three international teams of riders competing at the Grand Prix level in two dressage musical formats – the Pas de Deux and the Quadrille – plus a gala with dinner, dancing, and live auction, held as a fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1993 by Evelyn H. Lauder. It is dedicated to the belief that through innovative clinical and genetic research in the U.S. and abroad, breast cancer can ultimately be prevented and a cure can be found. A minimum of 85 cents of every dollar donated to BCRF goes directly to research and public awareness programs. In October 2005, $22 million was awarded to 110 researchers across the U.S. and in Canada, Europe, Latin America, and Israel. The Foundation continues to receive the highest rating from Charity Navigator –four stars, and the American Institute of Philanthropy – an “A." In the December 2004 issue of Money Magazine, the Foundation was named as one of America’s eight top charities.
Top physicians and researchers credit the innovative work in breast cancer research accomplished through the support of the Foundation. Larry Norton, MD, Deputy Physician-in-Chief for Breast Cancer Programs, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Chairman, and member of the BCRF Medical Advisory Board states, “The scientists chosen to participate in the BCRF are all established investigators of notable achievement, but they are asked to propose truly innovative research—breaking new ground, finding new directions, taking chances—so as to move the field forward with more speed, more excitement. This approach has not only yielded concrete progress but has inspired uncountable translational research initiatives throughout the world.”
Michael J. Zimmer, MD, Surgeon-in-Chief at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and
Moseley Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School noted, “You have collected the best brain trust in the country, perhaps in the world. BCRF is an important force driving for solutions in breast cancer research.”
A partner of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and Cadillac Challenge sponsor is Play for P.I.N.K. (Prevention, Immediate Diagnosis, New Technology, Knowledge), a grassroots charitable organization dedicated to raising funds to fight and promote awareness of breast cancer through lifestyle and sporting events.
For more information, visit www.bcrfcure.org or call 1.800.FIND.A.CURE.
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