The Kathy S. Harkey Breast Cancer Foundation is an all volunteer not-for-profit charity which provides funding to local hospitals, research facilities and organizations that are committed to doing the laboratory and clinical trial research necessary to find a cure for, or extend the lives of, those afflicted with breast cancer. We also provide funding to other charitable organizations committed to assisting women with breast cancer, particularly those constrained by financial circumstance or insurance limitations.
Welcome to the Kathy S. Harkey Breast Cancer Foundation website. The foundation was established in memory of Kathy S. Harkey who died of breast cancer in April 2014. The frustration we all felt during her treatment was truly a call to action. It is our belief that local research and treatment options will lead to improved outcomes for all our friends and neighbors afflicted with this horrible disease. We choose to believe that the hardship and suffering experienced by Kathy and her family will not be wasted. This foundation provides us a positive outlet for the frustrations we all felt.
The purpose of the foundation is to provide funding to charitable organizations that are dedicated to the prevention, treatment and cure of breast cancer and associated metastatic disease. We intend to provide funding for local research efforts into possible cures and life extending treatments, including clinical trials, for those unfortunate individuals with breast cancer whose treatment options are limited by their ability to pay or the nature of their disease.
This site is a way for you to participate either through tax deductible donations, volunteer, or just your moral support for a very important cause. We will provide periodic updates on our fundraising activities, research updates and general information that may be helpful to our followers.
We look forward to this opportunity. Together we can make a difference.
One in eight women will diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
Each year it is estimated that over 220,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die.
Death rates from breast cancer have been declining since about 1990, in part to better due to screening and early detection, increased awareness, and continually improving treatment options.
MD Anderson – The Woodlands provides treatments for all types of cancer, backed by more than 70 years of experience in cancer treatment, diagnosis and research by one of the nation’s top comprehensive cancer centers.
www.BreastCancer.org – General Information and forums
www.csn.cancer.org – Cancer Survivors Network
www.BreastCancerTrials.org – Breast Cancer Trials
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