Monday, December 07, 2015

CBCF Proudly Awards a Total of $2.2 Million Through Its Annual Grant Programs

The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) is the largest charitable funder of breast cancer research in Canada. Since 1986, CBCF has invested over $300 million to fund more than 690 relevant and innovative research projects that have led to progress in breast cancer prevention, earlier detection, diagnosis, treatment and care. Breast cancer mortality rates have decreased by 44% since their peak in 1986 in large part due to research advancements.

2015 Fellowship Recipients

As we come to the end of 2015, we are pleased to announce that $2.2 million was awarded in grants this past year in British Columbia, thanks to the ongoing support and generosity of our donors. Please join CBCF in recognizing the talented researchers and community groups who were the recipients of these:

  • Five Operating Grants to Principal Investigators – $1M
  • Six Fellowships* – $458K
  • Four Studentships – $24K
  • Five Community Health Grants – $353K 
  • Four Small Initiative Grants – $22K
  • 24 Dragon Boat Team Grants – $58K
  • A multi-year partnership with Shoppers Drug Mart and the Screening Mammography Program of BC to fund three mobile digital mammography coaches. The first grant of $300K was awarded, with one coach unveiled in February 2015. The remaining two are expected to launch in February 2016.
Team at Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation granted for their Areola Tattoo Clinic

CBCF’s grant applications undergo a rigorous peer-review by a panel of experts to ensure that every donor dollar supports the most promising breast cancer research and community projects.

It is worth noting that the breast cancer mortality rate in Canada is the lowest it has been since 1950. The 5-year survival rate in Canada is 88% and in BC is 91.8%. These statistics are significant, and the Foundation believes that investing in research and community health grants has contributed to this progress. We look forward to further advancements in 2016.

Learn more about CBCF and our fiscal 2015 highlights by visiting the CBCF Community Report:

*The CBCF Fellowship program is proudly funded by the Nite of Hope™.

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