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Our Mission

We are the former UCCRF Women’s Board.

Same mission.
Familiar faces.
New board name.

We are a purpose-driven board with over 70 years of dedication to raising funds in support of cancer research at UChicago Medicine. We invest in research programs with high potential to nurture discovery across a spectrum of innovation in cancer prevention, diagnostics, and treatment.

The Breakthrough Board and guests celebrating our new partnership with the Cancer Research Foundation | Chicago The Breakthrough Board and guests celebrating our new partnership with the Cancer Research Foundation | Chicago

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SEEDING BREAKTHROUGHS

In just the past five years alone, our celebrated fundraising events have raised over $7.5MM in support of life-saving cancer research discovery at UChicago Medicine.

We take great pride in our strategic approach to cancer research investment. We work closely with Cancer Center leadership to identify innovative programs with high breakthrough promise; but without the critical level of funding needed to fuel discovery.

This successful investment strategy has returned nearly 20 times our initial seed funding in incremental grants to support UChicago Medicine’s brilliant cancer researchers and scientists.

Our work has helped to usher in the new era of cancer genetics, including discovery of the genetic basis of leukemia. We’ve sponsored new strategies for bone marrow transplant. And we have funded exciting breakthroughs in chemotherapy hormone therapy, along with many other new lifesaving cancer treatments.