Each year The Breast Cancer Foundation hosts the “Hot Pink Party” in New York, New York and Boston, Massachusetts. This year, the festivities will be held on April 27, 2010 (New York, NY at The Waldorf=Astoria) and May 13, 2010 (Boston, MA at The Four Seasons Hotel). A cornerstone of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation’s fundraising is a result of the supporting stemming these spring benefits.
Each year, Elizabeth Hurley graciously hosts the New York benefit. Alongside a star studded crowd (previous attendees included makeup artist Bobbi Brown and actor Alan Cumming), the audience will be treated to a dazzling live performance by Elton John and/or a surprise musical guest. Last year’s New York event raised an astonishing $4 million dollars and the Foundation hopes to sustain that fundraising goal in 2010.
The Boston event is preceded by a symposium with a panel comprised of several BCRF-funded New England researchers. Attendees have an opportunity to learn the latest on breast cancer research. Last year, survivor and television journalist, Kelly Tuthill, hosted the Boston benefit, helping raise $490,000. The “Boston Humanitarian Award” is also presented to an individual for their outstanding philanthropic work. Last year’s recipient was Larry Lucchino, CEO of the Boston Red Sox.
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® was founded in 1993 by Evelyn H. Lauder as an independent, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to funding innovative clinical and translational research. To date, $255 million dollars has been raised. A minimum of 85 cents of each dollar donated to the Foundation goes directly to breast cancer research and awareness programs. The Foundation has received the highest rating from Charity Navigator, four stars, for eight consecutive years, which means BCRF has outperformed over 99% of more than 5,400 evaluated charities in efficiently managing its finances. Additionally, the Foundation received an “A+” rating from the American Institute of Philanthropy. These accolades makes them an incredible organization.