Keep A Breast Calls for Grant Proposals
Leading youth-based breast cancer non-profit awarding up to $100,000 in research funding
October 4, 2011 (Newswire.com) - The Keep A Breast Foundation (KAB) is awarding up to $100,000.00 in research grants to admirable organizations and individuals investigating breast cancer prevention, early detection and causes. KAB is particularly interested in environmental and lifestyle links to breast cancer, and seeks to support cutting-edge researchers who strive to make the world cleaner and healthier, ultimately eradicating cancer. Research projects may include new approaches to complementary and alternative care, innovations in green chemistry and studies of common toxins and breast cancer rates.
KAB wants to encourage others to help spread the word about breast cancer prevention and early detection, including the importance of a healthy, toxin-free lifestyle, through the research grant program. "Our individual actions have more impact than most of us realize. In this fast paced world we live in, it is easy to forget to be our own leaders daily," states Co-founder and CEO Shaney jo Darden. "Keep A Breast is looking for individual leaders and organizations that are taking a stand to make the world healthier for future generations."
One such example is California State University Fresno, a 2010 recipient of a grant from Keep A Breast. Dr. Jason A. Bush is leading a study of Latina farmworkers with breast cancer, and is encouraged by preliminary findings. According to Dr. Bush, "there is an increased risk of breast cancer in these women with mutation in specific phase I genes involved in pesticide detoxification. Our studies suggest that mutations (i.e. dysfunction) in GSTT1 and GSTP1, which normally make certain pesticides less toxic, increase a woman's risk for developing breast cancer."
KAB has been awarded The Humane Charity Seal of Approval, and is committed to providing vital services and advancing research without the use of animals, and ask that only like-minded individuals and charities apply. Keep a Breast funds progressive research undertaken at a cellular level, using human tissue or through other techniques that do not require animal testing.
Applications must be submitted by October 31, 2011. For more information on how to apply, please visit www.keep-a-breast.org/grants.
About The Keep A Breast Foundation (KAB)
The Keep A Breast Foundation™ is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. Our mission is to help eradicate breast cancer by exposing young people to methods of prevention, early detection and support. Through art events, educational programs and fundraising efforts, we seek to increase breast cancer awareness among young people so they are better equipped to make choices and develop habits that will benefit their long-term health and well being. keep-a-breast.org