The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) honored and celebrated New England's premier breast cancer researchers at The Boston Hot Pink Party.
Overall, nearly 300 people came out to help raise nearly over $490,000! Breast cancer survivor and television journalist Kelley Tuthill, of WCVB NewsCenter 5, hosted the evening and raffled off a Swarovski encrusted BlackBerry designed by Vera Wang for BCRF. The Breast Cancer Research Foundation Boston Humanitarian Award was presented to Larry Lucchino, President and CEO, Boston Red Sox by Mike Barnicle, MSNBC political analyst.
The evening's festivities were preceded by an enlightening Symposium entitled "Breast Cancer is Not One Disease: Now What?" featuring a panel of five of New England's leading breast cancer experts discussing topics ranging from genetic diversity, focused treatment types, how genes influence treatment response, and the diversity in breast cancer patients and their response to treatment.