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Survivor Series – Meet Fawn Kleemann

April 25, 2024

For survivor Fawn Kleemann, it was the love and support that carried her through. By ELLYN SANTIAGO Breast cancer runs in Fawn Kleemann’s family. On her maternal side, it was her aunts. On her paternal side, her father’s mother, her grandmother, also had breast cancer. “With an extensive family history of breast cancer, I started […]

TBBCF announces 2024 Walk Chair

April 23, 2024

Eleanor Mariani 2024 TBBCF Walk for a Cure Chair By ELLYN SANTIAGO The Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation is pleased to announce that Eleanor Mariani has been chosen as the 2024 TBBCF Walk for a Cure Chair. Without exaggeration, hundreds of thousands have attended OpSail, the Connecticut Maritime Heritage Festival in New London. So, as […]

May 12 – Mother’s Day Sundaes at Buttonwood Farm

April 6, 2024

Be sure to get your ice cream sundae for Mother’s Day on May 12, 2024: Buttonwood Farms Ice Cream, Griswold, CT. The event will run from Noon to 8pm! Proceeds from all sundae sales goes to the Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation (TBBCF) to support Breast Cancer Research! Mark your calendar and be sure to stop […]

Survivor Series – Meet Mandy Crispim

March 29, 2024

By the time her story is published, Mandy-Lyn Crispim will have undergone her sixth surgery. By ELLYN SANTIAGO “I didn’t know much about breast cancer before my mom died on October 1st of 2010,” Mandy shared. But after losing her mother, she’d learn. “My brother had her diary. She knew. She wasn’t diagnosed, she just […]

Face of TBBCF Research

March 29, 2024

Why you walk: Powerful outcomes from TBBCF-funded breast cancer research Research is key to finding a cure for breast cancer. Our mission is to help fund that scientific study with fellowship grants for researchers. Much of that work over the years has been published in some of the world’s most prestigious oncology journals. Here, a […]

TBBCF Launches 2024 Annual Sponsorship Drive

February 29, 2024

Dear Supporters of the Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation (TBBCF) TBBCF is committed to providing critical funding to researchers in search of a cure for breast cancer. To date we have awarded $6.5 million in grants to 65 researchers, resulting in 55 publications in some of the world’s most prestigious medical journals. In addition, our […]

Survivor Series – Meet Amy Blewitt

February 27, 2024

“How do you tell your son his party is canceled, and Mommy is going into the hospital? You don’t!” By ELLYN SANTIAGO Not wanting her to check testing results before they had a chance to speak with her first, the radiologist phoned Amy Blewitt. A registered dietitian, board certified in Oncology Nutrition, Amy was at […]

TBBCF Names 2024 Grant Recipients

February 15, 2024

TBBCF Scientific Advisory Board Names 2024 Awards Since 2006 the Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation has raised millions of dollars and funded aspiring young investigators poised to dedicate their careers to an ultimate goal of finding effective treatment options to eradicate all forms of breast cancer. In that time, and including this year’s awards, the Foundation […]

TBBCF Announces New Director of Development and Outreach

January 28, 2024

Meet Toni Lautieri, TBBCF’s newly hired Development and Outreach Director. By Ellyn Santiago Toni Lautieri is a development professional. In the field, the most successful person is the one who works to build and strengthen the relationships between an agency or entity and donors. Throughout her 40-year career, she’s been a marketing and development director […]

TBBCF Board welcomes new directors

January 28, 2024

Amy and Rachel share a passion for TBBCF’s mission, and are eager to get to work! By ELLYN SANTIAGO As Amelia “Amy” Caster leaves the role of TBBCF Development and Outreach Director following the hiring of Toni Lautieri to that role, the Foundation is blessed that she’s decided not to go far. Amy’s headed to […]

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