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4 Things to Know About Birchbox’s Partnership with Estée Lauder’s Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and in honor of the cause, which is very near and dear to our hearts, we’re partnering with The Estée Lauder Companies Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign to donate $104,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), a non-profit organization funding breast cancer research labs for over 200 scientists around the world. Read on to find out more about why we're teaming up and what our contribution will help accomplish.

BCRF Makes the Most of Its Donations

Since it was founded in 1993 by former Vice President of Estée Lauder Evelyn H. Lauder, BCRF has raised over half a billion dollars for breast cancer studies and has maintained four stars, the highest rating, from Charity Navigator (meaning it exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in its category) for over 13 years.

Birchbox’s $104K Will Fund a Year of Breast Cancer Research

Though it might seem like an arbitrary number, $104,000 is the exact amount necessary to fund an entire year of working hours in a breast cancer research lab.

Research Leads to Breakthroughs

In the lab, scientists focus on six specific pillars of study, including everything from tumor biology to what causes metastasis to prevention and treatment options. Because 91 cents of every dollar donated to BCRF goes to breast cancer research, the organization has influenced many major breakthroughs and discoveries in the field.

Anyone Can Get Involved

Anyone can start a fundraiser for BCRF on their website. Ways to raise money include running a marathon, hosting a bake sale, or (in the case of one young philanthropist) giving up your phone for a month in exchange for donation dollars. And, of course, you can always donate directly to BCRF (a $50 donation will fund one hour in the lab).

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