2012 Pink Ribbon Bagel campaign continues tradition of support for local breast cancer groups
Cold Spring Harbor, NY — The Breast Cancer Research Program at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, where innovative breast cancer research is being performed, was among the beneficiaries of this year’s annual Pink Ribbon Bagel campaign run by Panera Bread. The campaign raised more than $30,000 to benefit several local breast cancer organizations during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, when Panera Bread bakers hand twisted thousands of cherry vanilla bagels into the iconic “pink ribbon” shape to raise funds for prevention and a cure.
The other beneficiaries of this year’s funds were the Adelphi Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program whose goal is to educate, support, empower and advocate for breast cancer patients, professionals and the community; Prevention is the Cure which seeks to increase public awareness of environmental links to breast cancer and promotes a precautionary health model; and Gilda’s Club New York City which creates welcoming communities of free support for everyone living with cancer—men, women, teens and children—along with their families and friends.
Read about the ways that CSHL researchers are engaged in the fight against breast and other cancer in Pitting CSHL’s strengths against cancer’s weaknesses (pdf).
Founded in 1890, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory has shaped contemporary biomedical research and education with programs in cancer, neuroscience, plant biology and quantitative biology. Home to eight Nobel Prize winners, the private, not-for-profit Laboratory employs 1,100 people including 600 scientists, students and technicians. The Meetings & Courses Program annually hosts more than 12,000 scientists. The Laboratory’s education arm also includes an academic publishing house, a graduate school and the DNA Learning Center with programs for middle and high school students and teachers. For more information, visit www.cshl.edu