Greenwich breast cancer charity celebrates its 25th anniversary with luncheon, fashion show

BCA’s mission is to help improve survival rates through better detection, prevention and to help get research projects going.

News 12 Staff

Oct 27, 2021, 2:43 AM

Updated 934 days ago

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The Breast Cancer Alliance marked 25 years, as hundreds of supporters came out dressed in their best to celebrate the occasion and raise money.
Yonni Wattenmaker, executive director of Breast Cancer Alliance, says seeing everyone coming out is energizing. 
The charity uses glitzy fashion to help engage with supporters.  
“People leave feeling good and hopeful about the future while raising a lot of money to do good work,” says Wattenmaker. 
BCA’s mission is to help improve survival rates through better detection, prevention and to help get research projects going. 
It also helps provide fellowships to increase the number of breast surgeons. 
“You need people out there who are specialized in this, who only do this, so outcomes are better, survival rates are better,” says Wattenmaker. 
BCA has helped to train doctors across the country. 
Breast cancer survivors walked the runway to end the show. 


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