Big DoG Countdown: Placer Breast Cancer Endowment
SHARE with Friend
Dozens of local organizations will be participating on May 6th in Placer County's Big Day of Giving. Each day we will be featuring one of the many participating organizations. Follow our daily series highlighting these great local organizations.
Placer Breast Cancer Endowment
The Placer Breast Cancer Endowment includes breast cancer survivors and community activists committed to fully funding the Breast Cancer Endowed Chair at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center. The members are also determined to raise awareness regarding breast cancer prevention, early detection, and support services available during treatment.
The Placer Breast Cancer Endowment was formed in 2005 by breast cancer survivors Carol Garcia, Senior Vice President of Community First Bank and Roseville City Vice-Mayor, and Teri Munger, Program Manager at American River College. The Endowment was formed with the goal of raising 1.5 million dollars to fully fund an endowed chair at the UC Davis Comprehensive Center in order to assist with breast cancer research, education and treatment.
Since 2005, the Endowment has grown to over 120 active participants with community volunteers, board members and community activists working to further the goal of the Endowment.
The funds for the Endowment are raised through 3 signature events each year: the Signe King Memorial Dinner, the Annual Pink by the Pool: A Party with Purpose, and the Hot Pink Fun Run. Along with individual donations and community driven private fundraisers, these signature events have allowed the Endowment to raise over $950,000 as of May 2013.
Primary Organization Category
Health Care / Fund Raising & Fund Distribution
Geographic Area Served
Complete Profile and Financial Information may be viewed online at Giving Edge
Join us on May 6th and take part in the 24 hour giving challenge to support the many nonprofits in our region.
Print This Article
Placer County News HeadlinesLake Tahoe Marathon Returns September 14thArguably the most beautiful marathon in the world, the Lake Tahoe Marathon returns to Lake Tahoe on Sunday September 14, 2014. Since its inception in 1995, the Lake Tahoe Marathon has evolved into a premier running event
3 Month Old Dies in Sacramento, Parents JailedAshleigh Smith and the 19-year-old father, Terry Scott, were interviewed, they were both booked that night into the Sacramento County Jail on felony child abuse/neglect charges.
Dropping Gas Prices Lift Summer DriversLocal gas prices continue to drop and bring relief to drivers across California and the nation.
Inter-Faith Task Force Seeks New MembersThe Roseville Police Department is hosting an Inter-Faith Task Force comprised of congregational leaders and security teams for churches and other
Lake Tahoe Basin Community Plan Environmental ReviewWith the release of the Notice of Preparation (NOP) for the Environmental Impact Statement/Report, the ongoing update to the complex Tahoe Basin Community Plan continues to make progress
Preventive Autism Treatment Focus of Research AwardsResearch could affect nearly one in every four cases of autism among children in the U.S.
Simple Changes Helping California Small Businesses and EntrepreneursIt's not easy doing business in California. In order to be successful, business owners must overcome many challenges, one of which is dealing with California's complicated tax system
Hyundai scores with Santa Fe SUVsOne of Hyundai's more impressive vehicles is the 2014 Santa Fe, a sport utility vehicle that has three rows and seats seven. It replaced the 2012 Veracruz in the Hyundai lineup.
Adoption Involving Fetal Alcohol SyndromeLaura Bloch adored his picture. "My husband and I had just been approved through an adoption agency and the agency sent out a letter with a picture of a child on it,"
Placer County Wines Honored with 52 AwardsPlacer County Wine Trail wines have delighted judges' taste buds again at this year's California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition.
Border Crisis and Illegal Immigration in the United StatesCongressman McClintock recently delivered the following remarks on the House floor regarding the United States Border Crisis.
Influences of Cognitive Abilities in Old Age StudyEarly life experiences, such as childhood socioeconomic status and literacy, may have greater influence on the risk of cognitive impairment late in life than such demographic characteristics