CALGARY, Nov. 24, 2011 /CNW/ - The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation -
Prairies/NWT Region announced the funding of 36 research and community
projects today. Totaling $10 million, these funds support initiatives
in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and the Northwest Territories.
Of the funding total, over $8.3 million was allocated to support 24
research grants (AB=16; SK=7: MB=1). An additional $1.7 million was
awarded through the Region's Community and Opportunity grants streams
to support the delivery of education and awareness projects across the
"Every donor, volunteer, individual and community or corporate partner
who chooses to support the Region in the search for a brighter future
free of breast cancer is responsible for this record funding success,"
says Trish Bronsch, CEO Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation -
Prairies/NWT Region. "We want our stakeholders and everyone touched by
the breast cancer cause to be confident in the work that the Region
methodically selects to support, because the Foundation is investing in
innovative research and creative education and awareness programs that
are taking us one step closer to our vision of a future without breast
The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation - Prairies/NWT Region has a
structured allocations program, inviting applications for its two
distinct grant programs: Research and Community. Each grant program has
specific guidelines and criteria which are guided by principles of
rigour, accountability, fairness and transparency. Impartial, expert
peer reviews thoroughly evaluate, rate and rank the proposals against
standardized criteria in both grant programs. Based on a series of
internal and external reviews, funding recommendations are put forth to
the Region's Board of Directors for approval.
Net proceeds from fundraising events held in the Prairies/NWT Region,
such as the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure and
Batting Against Breast Cancer™ slo-pitch tournaments, together with
monies raised through donations, corporate and cause-marketing
partnerships and employee giving are used to fund grants such as those
announced today at the University of Saskatchewan.
Researchers with the University of Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan Cancer
Agency have been particularly successful this year, securing 7 of the
24 grants funded this year, totaling close to $2.5 million.
For detailed information about each grant, visit www.cbcf.org/prairiesnwt
SOURCE Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
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