Who was Edith?

  • Edith Sanford was an ordinary woman — a wife and mom of two young boys — whose extraordinary love for her family left a powerful legacy. When breast cancer took her life in 1940, it sparked something in her young son Denny — an enduring resolve to help find the cures so that other children wouldn’t have to grow up like he did, without the irreplaceable love of a mother.

  • Through Denny’s vision, the Edith Sanford Breast Center and Edith Sanford Breast Foundation officially launched in 2012 as a catalyst for innovation and transformational change in the way Sanford Health approaches breast cancer.