Vera Bradley Breast Cancer Foundation announces 2021 Classic Events calendar
FORT WAYNE, Indiana, Jan. 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer (the “Foundation”) today announced its signature fundraiser, the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer Classic (the “Classic ”), Will be held September 17-20, 2021 in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Other planned events include a 9-hole women’s golf tournament at Orchard Ridge Country Club and an 18-hole women’s golf tournament at Fort Wayne Country Club, both to be held on Monday, September 20. Interested participants, sponsors and volunteers can visit https://www.verabradley.org/events for event updates.
Historically, classic Foundation events have taken place each year during the first weekend of June. However, amid lingering concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, the Foundation made the decision to host the 2021 Classic in the fall, when COVID-19 vaccines are expected to be more widely available.
“In 2021, we are celebrating a new year, new hope and a classic new agenda,” said Lynda Houk, Executive Director of the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer. “The Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer Classic is a much-loved tradition that brings our community together in a fun and friendly competitive spirit to invest in breast cancer research and connect with our shared commitment to end breast cancer. . Each volunteer, participant and sponsor adds compassion and inspiration to our important work.
Funds raised by the Classic only support groundbreaking research conducted at the Vera Bradley Foundation Center for Breast Cancer Research at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana, part of Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center (the “IU Cancer Center”). The UI Cancer Center is designated as the Comprehensive Cancer Center, the highest level of recognition awarded by the National Cancer Institute for research excellence.
To date, the Foundation has donated $ 36 million to the Vera Bradley Foundation Center for Breast Cancer Research. Despite the cancellation of its in-person fundraising events in 2020 due to COVID-19, the Foundation raised $ 1.4 million for breast cancer research last year.
For more information and updates on the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer and the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer Classic, please follow the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer on Facebook and @verabradleyfoundation on Instagram.
ABOUT THE VERA BRADLEY BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION
the Vera Bradley Breast Cancer Foundation raises funds for breast cancer research to find a cure and improve the lives of the many people affected by this disease. Vera Bradley’s co-founders began raising funds after losing a dear friend to illness in 1993. The Foundation donated $ 36 million to the Vera Bradley Foundation Center for Breast Cancer Research in Indiana. University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Center is focused on developing and dramatically improving therapies for some of the most difficult to treat types of breast cancer, including triple negative breast cancer. Funds are raised through special events, partner events and individual donations. Learn more about the Vera Bradley Breast Cancer Foundation at www.verabradley.org.
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