Edith Sanford was excited to partner with CH Patisserie at the 2013 Aspen Food & Wine Classic event. Our team joined CH Patisserie’s own world champion pastry chef, Chris Hanmer, who was featured at this premier event alongside the world’s most accomplished winemakers, celebrity chefs, and culinary luminaries. Chef Chris prepared one of his signature desserts while providing tastings for more than 5,000.
About CH Patisserie:
CH Patisserie in downtown Sioux Falls, S.D., is a special place where people gather for European-inspired pastries with a unique elegance all their own.
On April 25, and throughout the month of April, the Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation celebrated DNA Day!
DNA Day commemorates the discovery of the double helix structure of DNA, as well as the first sequencing of the human genome. We can’t overstate the importance of these advancements; in fact, we even chose the double helix as the icon for our logo because it represents the key to fighting breast cancer and other diseases.
This year, we were especially pleased that Governor Dennis Daugaard of South Dakota signed an executive proclamation that not only honored DNA Day, but paid tribute to organizations like Edith Sanford that are unlocking the potential of genomics to improve health and end breast cancer.
On April 16, the Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation was privileged to offer the community in Sioux Falls, S.D., an exclusive look into its cutting-edge genomics research program and insight into the latest developments in the quest to find the cures.
Guests also had the opportunity to tour Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Research facilities, as well as the state-of-the-art biobank—a crucial repository of blood and tissue samples from volunteers that gives scientists ready access to genetic material needed for research.Top ▲
The Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation launched the first Suit Up to Stop Breast Cancer event in the summer of 2012. Gary Hall, Jr., 10-time Olympic medalist and recent inductee into the Olympic Hall of Fame, was the event’s spokesperson. Groups and individual participants created their own goals and asked sponsors to pledge funds. 100% of every sponsor pledge has gone to help fund our research to unlock each woman’s genetic code, opening new opportunities for advancing breast cancer treatments and prevention.Top ▲
Hunters Pointe Shooting Club, a world-class sporting clays facility near Humboldt, S.D., organized and hosted a successful 1st Annual Fundraiser for Breast Cancer. It was a day of pink targets and pink t-shirts in honor of friends recently diagnosed with breast cancer. The event raised funds that were donated to Edith Sanford to advance our research to find the cure, and the organizers are energized for the 2nd annual event.
We thank Hunters Pointe and their sponsors and supporters for making us the beneficiary of this creative event.Top ▲
In May 2012, our partner Arena North America initiated the Arena Swim Challenge in an effort to raise awareness and funds for the Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation.
In honor of the first world record that was broken in 2012, in any individual race, Arena pledged a generous donation to the Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation. The world record was broken on July 28, 2012, in the women’s 400 meter individual medley.Top ▲
It was a sea of pink at the University of California’s CAL pool as the men’s swim team competed against the University of the Pacific in a special “Pink Out” swim meet, in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and in support of the Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation. Leading swimwear brand and corporate partner Arena was on deck with pink swim caps.
During the meet, Arena presented a check to the Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation in support of the Foundation’s cutting-edge genomics research and our ultimate goal of eradicating breast cancer. The check presentation also concluded the international Swim Challenge that Arena had launched that summer, when the brand pledged that it would donate funds to Edith Sanford in honor of the first world record broken in 2012 in an individual swimming race. The Swim Challenge focused on raising awareness for both Edith Sanford and the sport of swim, with the first world record broken on July 28, 2012, in the women’s 400 meter individual medley.
Lindsay Whalen, Olympic gold medalist and member of the Minnesota Lynx basketball team, is featured in a 30-second public service announcement in support of the Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation. The PSA first aired during an exhibition game in Fargo, N.D., between the Timberwolves and the Indiana Pacers.
In 2012, the Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation and the popular hand, nail and foot care brand Julep, launched an alliance to help improve awareness among younger women about breast cancer risk and prevention.
With a common vision, data supplied by Edith Sanford and design by Julep, they collaborated on an important infographic that was circulated to women around the world through the web. The graphic visual encourages women to be their own advocate by working with their healthcare provider to create an informed prevention or treatment plan that focuses on their individual needs.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Julep’s Powered by Girlfriends program also made a donation to the Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation.
Julep is a hand, nail and foot care brand with four boutique nail parlors in the Seattle area and a significant online presence. Founded on the belief that beauty is a connection, not a competition, Julep was created to celebrate the bond between girlfriends and the beauty of the human spirit. In addition to their parlors and online presence, they also have a monthly Julep Maven Box mail program with several thousands of subscribers. To learn more, visit julep.com
About the Powered by Girlfriend Program:
From the beginning, Julep has been powered by girlfriends. To celebrate these unique roots and to continue to pay it forward, Julep proudly donates a percentage of proceeds from the sale of every Julep Nail Color to organizations that empower women. They also encourage their Julep community to like them on Facebook where they can hear of additional opportunities to help them support specific charities throughout the year.
We have been thrilled to see our breast cancer infographic receive lots of attention on the blogosphere!Top ▲
The Minnesota Lynx wore commemorative breast health awareness uniforms during the team’s August 19, 2012 match-up with the Tulsa Shock in honor of the team’s Breast Health Awareness Week, presented by the Edith Sanford Breast Cancer. After the game, the team auctioned off their game-worn jerseys on the Target Center floor in support of breast cancer research, with proceeds benefiting the Lynx Foundation, which supports the Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation.
“Our Breast Health Awareness game is always one of our most popular games of the year,” said Timberwolves and Lynx President Chris Wright. “It’s a great opportunity for our organization to give back to the community, and a great chance to help support this incredibly important cause. We are extremely proud to have the opportunity to work with the Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation to raise awareness about breast health research.”Top ▲
The Roller Dollz of Sioux Falls, S.D., took on a men’s team from North Dakota during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Funds raised during the lively event were donated to support the Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation.
A skater owned and operated nonprofit organization and a member of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), the Roller Dollz work to empower women and enrich their community through competitive sport.Top ▲
A treadmill in a tutu helped raise money for Edith Sanford during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Many thanks to the Family Wellness Center in Fargo, N.D., who decked out a treadmill in pink as part of their “Run to Raise” campaign to raise money for the Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation. Whenever a member walked or ran on the machine, a sponsoring business would donate $5 per mile traveled.Top ▲