Bunco For Breast Cancer®
Roll the Dice, Beat the Odds®
Bunco For Breast Cancer continues to amaze and inspire! The Foundation is so grateful to all the wonderful people who organize and participate in BFBC parties and events all over the country and the world! Since BCRF became the sole beneficiary of proceeds from Bunco For Breast Cancer in 2002, these energetic, committed and passionate supporters have raised an incredible total of $1,666,500 for breast cancer research! For more information and downloadeable materials, visit Bunco For Breast Cancer
website! Click here to make a Bunco For Breast Cancer donation
. You can also visit our web calenders to check out the groups holding BFBC events throughout the year for BCRF (these events are clearly identified by the small dice image!)
Read about some of our long-standing Bunco For Breast Cancer groups who have been raising funds for BCRF over the years:
Most bunco players are women, and most breast cancer victims are also women, so the two are a natural fit. Let it be your turn now to successfully help us raise research funds to prevent and cure breast cancer in our lifetime.
Bunco For Breast Cancer is a wonderful event - whether you have never been involved with the game or if you're already part of a bunco group. BCRF will assist you with materials and ideas - click on the Bunco For Breast Cancer website above to learn more, and see what others are doing by visiting the web pages for the groups included on this page.
About the game
Bunco is a progressive dice game of chance, and is named for when a player rolls three 1's, which count for 21. The first pair of players to get 21 wins. The game is typically played by a group of 12, each of whom contributes to a pot that is awarded to the winners of the game. Most groups play once a month. The game's popularity has surged in recent years, extending from Wisconsin to Ohio to Arizona. There are an estimated 25,000 bunco groups in the US alone.
How Bunco For Breast Cancer Got Started
The idea for Bunco for Breast Cancer was started by Kerry Comstock when her friend, Mary Green, was diagnosed with breast cancer in September 1999. Their Clarendon Hills, IL, bunco group decided to donate the February 2002 pot to the fight against breast cancer. A few more bunco groups joined the cause and the event raised over $30,000. The Chicago Tribune ran a 2-page spread on this grassroots effort.
These ladies - the founders of Bunco For Breast Cancer - in that same year of 2002, designated The Breast Cancer Research Foundation as the sole beneficiary of all events raising funds under the Bunco For Breast Cancer name, and today, BFBC groups are continuing to raise funds for BCRF all year round!
Think of Bunco for Breast Cancer as a girl's night out with a mission! Bunco for Breast Cancer is a chance to have fun with friends, roll some dice and raise money to help find a cure!