March 2016 TBBCF Newsletter

TBBCF Celebrates Women’s History Month

Sharing stories of wonderful women via TBBCF social media
Women ‘ s History Month is a celebration of women ‘ s contributions to worldwide culture and society. The United States has observed it annually throughout the month of March since 1987.
We have asked various women involved with TBBCF – Board of Directors members, Foundation leaders, Walk Team Captains, walkers, volunteers and breast cancer survivors – to answer a questionnaire.
We know from their answers we will gain the human interest side of TBBCF. Why do they walk? Why is TBBCF so special to them? Do they have a special person who either died from breast cancer or is struggling with this disease now? This will give many voices to TBBCF, which is truly a collaborative endeavor. More

If you are a TBBCF walker, volunteer or breast cancer survivor and would like to participate in this project, please email Ellen Swercewski at [email protected]


Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation one of 21 recipients
Pictured here (L-R) are Karen LaFemina, Patti Burmahl, and Ray Lathrop, Store Director.

Big Y Store Director Ray Lathrop and Employee Service Representative Karen LaFemina presented a $5,000 check to TBBCF Board President, Patti Burmahl on Saturday, February 26 at the Mystic Big Y.

LaFemina, a huge TBBCF supporter is a five-time TBBCF marathoner who has been instrumental in gaining support from Big Y to include TBBCF in their Partners of Hope initiative. Karen honors her sister, Leesa, who lost her battle with breast cancer in 2011. She was 43.
Burmahl, who currently serves as TBBCF Board President has been involved with TBBCF from the beginning in 2005. She got involved because of Norma Logan. She has worn many hats at TBBCF including marathoner, walk day volunteer, human resources resident expert. More

2016 Capital Campaign Kicks Off

Help us go from great to greater … become a TBBCF sponsor!

Our Foundation was created on the principle that 100% of gross fundraising dollars goes directly to breast cancer research. Our sponsors make that possible by providing a monetary gift to underwrite business expenses, or donate goods or services as an ‘in-kind’ sponsor.
In 2016 we anticipate increasing our walker participation by 20%. Our fundraising goal is $400,000 in support of four $100,000 research grants.  We are setting the bar high because we are energized by the work we see our funded researchers doing. Your sponsorship could help support close to a 1,000 walkers and volunteers from Eastern Connecticut and shoreline communities who are committed to helping end breast cancer, the number two killer of women.
The loyalty of many of our sponsors  is awe inspiring. We especially wish to acknowledge Carlin Contracting Co, Inc., Doherty Beals & Banks, Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, The Day, Pfizer, Inc, and XPLORE who have been with TBBCF since our inception.
As we prepare to kick-off the 2016 Campaign later this week, we pause to say,
“Thank You to All of Our 2015 Sponsors”.
In the coming weeks, be on the lookout for more TBBCF sponsor news as we broadcast via our social media network.
Click here for the full 2015 Sponsor Listing. Click here to learn how you can become a TBBCF Sponsor.

You are invited …

Priscilla Brastianos, MD

Come wish TBBCF a Happy Birthday at 5:30 p.m., Monday, March 28 at the Crozier-Williams Center at Connecticut College.

The keynote speaker is Priscilla Brastianos, MD, 2012 TBBCF research grant recipient who is Director of the Central Nervous System Metastasis Program, Mass. General Hospital, Harvard Medical School.
RSVP by March 23 to Sandy Maniscalco  or call 860-437-1400.
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