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 Cure Breast Cancer Foundation

CLIFTON, N.J. – The Cure Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF), a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization, will host its 4th Annual Golf Classic on Monday, June 20th at Mountain Ridge Country Club in West Caldwell, New Jersey. 

The event supports and raises funds for the breast cancer research efforts of Dr. Larry Norton, the Deputy Physician-in-Chief for Breast Cancer Programs and the Medical Director of the Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.  Fueled by the overwhelming support from last year’s Golf Classic, 2010 proved to be the most successful year on record for CBCF, recording its highest fundraising totals in its history.

The Golf Classic will begin at 10:30 a.m. with registration and brunch, followed by a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m.  A $1 Million Hole-In-One Shootout and raffle drawing for a 2011 red Camero convertible will also take place. The festivities will conclude with a dinner reception where the Foundation’s Scientific Advisor, Dr. Larry Norton, will address guests.

“Each year attendance grows and the golf outing proves to be more successful than it was the year prior,” says Executive Director Leslye Schulman. “We have already received tremendous feedback from those interested in participating and the event was just recently announced.”

“We are so grateful to those who continually support CBCF. Your generosity is helping us make tremendous strides in the battle against breast cancer.” 

Since its inception in December 2007, CBCF has raised in excess of $2 million through events such as the annual Golf Classic, walk-a-thons and other fundraising efforts.  The foundation donates 100% of its net fundraising proceeds received to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan and other national and international research facilities to support the ground-breaking research being conducted by noted oncologist Dr. Larry Norton and his colleagues.  

Dr. Norton's research focuses on the theory of breast cancer “self seeding”: the ability of breast cancer cells to move and start new cancers growing, not only in distant organs like the bones and liver (called metastases), but in the breast itself.  This behavior is referred to as “self seeding” as it recalls the way weeds take over a garden: not by the growth of each individual weed plant, but by the seeding of new weed plants that grow in a confluent fashion.  By this concept, breast cancer is not one mass, but rather a collection of contiguous smaller masses.

This method of growth is indeed true in certain experimental models and research is ongoing to prove that it happens in people as well.  It explains many aspects of cancer: rapid growth, disorganization, formation of new blood vessels, need to irradiate a breast after a lumpectomy for cancer and the association of all of the above with distant metastases.  If correct, it will provide new targets for the development of drugs to treat and prevent cancer.  Since “seeding” is an abnormal process—as opposed to the normal process of mitosis—such drugs may not only be more effective, but less toxic as well.  Hence, the concept of self-seeding is not only interesting from the point of view of biology, but also possibly very important in the design of better approaches to cancer management and prevention, as well as in finding a cure.

Registration is now underway for the 4th Annual Golf Classic. Those interested in participating can call (973) 471-CBCF (2223) or email for additional information. Corporate Sponsorships are also available.

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 breast cancer research on the growth and spreading of breast cancer cells, also known as self seeding, under the direction of Dr. Larry Norton and his colleagues.

The founder and president is Carly Abramson.  Her father, Andrew Abramson, is treasurer.  Leslye Schulman is Executive Director.  For more information, call (973) 471-CBCF (2223), e-mail or visit





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