Breast Cancer Research Foundation Goes Virtual To Raise More Than $5.2 Million

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The COVID-19 Pandemic continues to dominate the news, understandably so. What didn’t make yesterday’s headlines: the more than 700 women in America who were diagnosed with breast cancer. The strict quarantine orders we’ve endured over the last few months not only make it difficult for women to schedule routine mammograms but also complicate treatments for those battling the disease. Despite the global challenges, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation carried on with its annual fundraiser last night, morphing the star-studded gathering into a virtual Hot Pink Evening to raise more than $5.2 million for research in the process.

Hosted by longtime Estee Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Campaign ambassador Elizabeth Hurley, those tuning in heard no shortage of inspiring stories from physicians, researchers and survivors (including Edie Falco and ABC’s Amy Robach), all peppered with musical entertainment from Hamilton stars (and breast cancer survivor) Mandy Gonzales, Lin Manuel Miranda and more.

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“I’m always honored to support the incredible work of BCRF,” said Sir Elton John, who, along with Karlie Kloss and Rachael Ray offered special message to attendees. “Until the day that we can all celebrate the end of breast cancer, I want you to know, I stand with all of you. For all those treating patients, caring for a loved one who is sick, grieving for someone who has left us too soon, or valiantly fighting the disease, you are not alone. Stay strong. We are in this together.”

breast cancer research foundation hosts a virtual hot pink evening

Hamilton star Mandy Gonzalez performed along with friends and cast members of In The Heights.

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The BCRF the largest private funder of breast cancer research worldwide. Learn more and donate to the cause at www.bcrf.org

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