12th ANNUAL “PINK IS THE NEW GREEN” GOLF CLASSIC RAISES $630,000 FOR CURE BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION

Golf Outing 1The Cure Breast Cancer Foundation’s (CBCF) 12th annual “Pink is the New Green®” Golf Classic once again exceeded it expectations with an impressive $630,000 in funds raised to support breast cancer research efforts under the direction of Dr. Larry Norton, Senior Vice President, Office of the President and the Medical Director of the Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.  

Held annually in June, the Monday after Father’s Day, at the Mountain Ridge Country Club in West Caldwell, N.J., the golf outing is continually one of the most successful fundraising efforts for CBCF.  More than 100 golfers participated in the 2019 Classic, which also featured an exciting $18,000 Cash Chip Off and raffle drawing for a brand new Ford Mustang convertible.  

The festivities concluded with a reception dinner where two hundred guests were addressed by Dr. Larry Norton, the foundation’s scientific advisor, and breast cancer expert Dr. Elizabeth Comen (also from MSKCC).  Dr. Philip Paty, a surgical oncologist at MSKCC with special training in cancers of the colon, also spoke to attendees.

“This year’s golf classic was one of the most prosperous on record thanks to the large number of participants, and the tremendous generosity of our donors, dedicated business partners, volunteers and community leaders,” said Andrew B. Abramson, Treasurer and Co-Founder of CBCF, a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization. “The outing is unquestionably our keystone event and the perfect springboard to our fundraising efforts during the October Breast Cancer Awareness month.”

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The Gold Classic was preceded by a partnership between CBCF and the private horticulturalist Kathleen Gagen of Peonies Envy in May.  To support CBCF during Mother’s Day Weekend, a special package of rare peonies were sold with proceeds benefitting CBCF during the two-day promotion.

On tap for CBCF is an exciting schedule of Fall event to raise additional funding and support.  These include:

  • The annual ‘Valley Goes Pink!’ on September 21st in partnership with Valley Bank to benefit CBCF. A longtime and steadfast supporter of CBCF, Valley Bank has also planned a family day of festivities to be held at its corporate headquarters located at 1455 Valley Road in Wayne, N.J. The event will include games, prizes, baskets, treats, a 50/50 raffle, family and pet photos and DJ by Golden Note Entertainment. For more details call Maureen MacMullen at 973-686-5073.
  • The 4th annual ‘Break Some Clays For A Cure!’ Breast Cancer Fall Fun Clay Target Shoot on Saturday, September 28th at the North Jersey Clay Target Club in Fairfield, N.J. Call Steve Roman for more details and to register at 973-632-2595.
  • ‘Karma for A Cure’ Designer Trunk Show on September 19th hosted by creative young designer Margaux Agresta with proceeds benefitting CBCF. For more information or to attend call Terry Dragoumis Nicholson at 973-471-2223.
  • ‘Salons For A Cure!’ CBCF is partnering with premier salons to create special packages and events throughout October to benefit CBCF. For more details call Terry Dragoumis Nicholson at 973-471-2223.
  • ‘Art For A Cure!’ An evening of Art and Philanthropy on Thursday, November 7th at 7:00 p.m. to benefit CBCF hosted by Nancy Pantirer at The Nancy Pantirer Studio on 81 Leonard Street, NYC. For more details or to attend this event call Terry Dragoumis Nicholson at 973-471-2223.
  • ‘Lease For A Cure!’ The annual multifamily landlord event to support CBCF in October. For every resident’s lease renewal in the month of October, participating landlords will donate $10.00 for each renewal to support CBCF. For more information or to be a part of our program please contact Jack Linefsky at 973-473-2800- ext. 131.

Since its inception in December 2007, CBCF has raised an excess of $8 Million through events such as the annual Golf Classic, walk-a-thons, sporting events fashion shows and other fundraising activities. CBCF donates 100% of its net fundraising proceeds to support the groundbreaking research of Dr. Larry Norton and colleagues at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in addition to other national and international cancer research centers initially on the growth and spreading of breast cancer cells, also known as the Self-Seeding Theory and now on the new ideas and discoveries as a direct result of this revolutionary idea. CBCF’s research focuses on improving the understanding of not only breast cancer, but also other cancers.

Dr. Norton is a Senior Vice President in the Office of the President of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the Medical Director of the Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center and is leading the fight against breast cancer with his trailblazing work, and has discovered that cancer cell mobility and the interactions between the cancer cell and its microscopic environment are the key pathways to understanding and eventually eradicating breast cancer.

For more information on CBCF, please call (973) 471-CBCF (2223), e-mail info@curebreastcancerfoundation.org or visit www.curebreastcancerfoundation.org.

About Cure Breast Cancer Foundation

The Cure Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) is a Clifton, N.J. – based not-for-profit 501(c) 3 charity devoted to fund research on the growth and spreading of breast cancer cells, also known as the Self-Seeding Theory and now on the new ideas and discoveries as a direct result of this revolutionary idea at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan and other national and international cancer research facilities under the direction of Dr. Larry Norton, who serves as the Foundation’s Scientific Advisor.  The Founder and President is Carly Abramson. Her father, Andrew B. Abramson, is Treasurer. Terry Dragoumis Nicholson is the Foundation’s Executive Director.

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