October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and The Fort is joining the fight! We're collecting donations on behalf of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation for the entirety of this month. You can donate over the phone, or add a few dollars to your next transaction at the front desk; we'll give you a BCRF bracelet in thanks.
It might seem kind of weird that as a 501(c)3 nonprofit, we're soliciting donations for somebody else's organization. But breast cancer isn't someone else's problem--it's everyone's. There are more than 2.9 million breast cancer survivors in the United States. We're donning our pink ribbons this month in honor of them, and also to commemorate those who weren't lucky enough to make it through--as well as the friends and family who continue to be indirectly impacted by this disease.
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation identifies top breast cancer researchers worldwide and awards grants to these pioneers for innovative studies and trials. 91 cents of every dollar spent by BCRF is directed towards research and awareness programs.
Click here to learn more about breast cancer and the research BCRF supports. We hope you'll join us in backing this great foundation for Breast Cancer Awareness Month!