Charity, Events
May 10, 2023

The BREAST CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION Raises Record Breaking $10.3 Million

Yes you read that correctly. The Breast Cancer Reseach foundation raised an impressive and record breaking $10.3 million at their annual hot pink party.

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The incredible funds of $10.3 million will go to support BCRF’s global legion of 255 scientists pursuing high-impact, lifesaving breast cancer research. Their annual event was hosted by Elizabeth Hurley alongside an evening that featured an unforgettable concert by the legendary Diana Ross, who performed “I’m Coming Out,” “Stop in The Name of Love” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.” 

Breast cancer recently became the most common cancer worldwide for the first time, underscoring the rising and urgent need for research. BCRF is proud to be the largest private funder of breast cancer research in the world and the highest rated breast cancer research organization in the U.S.

The event experience was made possible with generous support from Rafanelli Events and Winston Flowers. Honorary Co-chairs included Sir Elton John and David Furnish; Judy and Leonard Lauder; and, Anthony von Mandl. Gala Steering Co-chairs included: Dee and Tommy Hilfiger; Kinga Lampert; and, Aerin Lauder. Lead Gala Co-chairs included: Jody and John Arnhold; Tatianna and Peter Cancro;  Valentine and Patrick Firmenich; Amy and Brian France, Roslyn Goldstein; Terri and Jerry Kohl; Lori Kanter Tritsch and William P. Lauder; Adrienne and Dan Lufkin; Jeanne Sorensen Siegel and Herbert J. Siegel; Marilyn and Jim Simons; and, Candace King Weir.  Gala Co-chairs included: Leslie Bluhm, Sandra Brant, Patsy and Patrick Callahan; Susan Crown;  Mary-Ann and Fabrizio Freda; Nina Garcia; Marjorie Reed Gordon; Louise Camuto Grieder; Mellody Hobson, Shelly and Howard Kivell; Michael Kors, Jane Lauder, Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder; Laura and Gary Lauder; Dominique Lévy, Jane and Daniel Och; Margaret Paul;  John Paulson; Bryan Rafanelli; Lois Robbins and Andrew Zaro; John Rosenwald; Arlene Taub; Alice and Thomas Tisch; Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch; Merryl and James Tisch; Ingrid Vandebosch and Jeff Gordon; and Vera Wang.                   

About the Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Breast cancer is a complex disease with no simple solution. Research is the key to stopping it in its tracks. Founded in 1993 by Evelyn H. Lauder, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation is the largest private funder of breast cancer research in the world. We invest in the best minds in science—and foster cross-disciplinary collaboration—to examine every aspect of the disease from prevention to metastasis. Our approach accelerates the entire field and moves us closer to the answers we urgently need. We can’t stop now. Join us in fueling the world’s most promising research. With you, we will bring the end of breast cancer into focus. 

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