Founder

Letter from Our Founder

Dear Friends,
As we embark on our eleventh year of providing support and hope to women’s cancers survivors, The Libby Ross Breast Cancer Foundation has seen a tremendous response to our efforts. With the help and support from our corporate sponsors, individual donors, and amazing volunteers, we have been able to raise awareness about breast cancer and its devastating effects, touched many women directly through our programs, and spread the word about the Foundation’s efforts to help fight this disease through our Libby Ross community.

The more we learn about breast cancer, the more we appreciate how vital support services are to a woman, her family, circle of friends, and loved ones. Through our yoga and wellness events and New York outreach services, we will continue to strive to be the forerunner in support services for women’s cancers survivors.

The Foundation’s Pose for Pink Yoga Program is providing new ways of giving women a unique outlook on their diagnoses with the power and practice of yoga. We have helped women on a national level through our Three-Day Yoga Retreats and weekly classes that have been held in New York, California, South Carolina, and Alabama. We will begin providing free classes to women cancers survivors in Columbia, South Carolina; New Jersey; California; and New York in 2010–2011 in efforts to expand our programs and their reach nationwide.

The Pink Ribbon Kit Program continues to enhance the lives of those afflicted with breast cancer by showing patients comfort and support. To date we have given more than 3,000 gift bags of comfort items and self-help tools to women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. We continue to provide funding toward research and early detection to the South Carolina Comprehensive Breast Center.

The generosity of our long-term partners such Swarovski North America, Kimara Ahnert, and It’s About Eve enable us to continue to prosper. Their help in promoting The Libby Ross Breast Cancer Foundation on a national level will be instrumental to our growth in the coming years.

With you as our partners in the fight, we can make a difference in the lives of women, the people who love them, and in the fight against breast cancer. Thank you for your continued support. Together, we can change the odds.

Sincerely,
Lori Ross
Chairman & Founder

Our Story

The Libby Ross Breast Cancer Foundation (LRBCF) was established in 1999 in loving memory of Elizabeth “Libby” Ross, who lost her battle with breast cancer on July 24, 1998. The Foundation is a New York based 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded by Libby’s daughter Lori Ross and close friend Marla Willner. Both women experienced the affects of breast cancer first hand as Lori lost her mother to the disease in 1998 and Marla’s mother is a two-time survivor. Lori and Marla created the Foundation to lessen the devastating effects breast cancer can have on women and their families. Supported solely by volunteers, the Foundation has established two unique programs, the LRBCF Pink Ribbon Kits and the Pose for Pink Yoga Program to service the greater community of breast cancer survivors.

In 2010, the Foundation marked a decade of devotion to the fight, and we celebrate the impact our volunteers and programs have had on more than10,000 women over the past 10 years. This triumph is a result of the many generous and kindhearted sponsors, vendors and friends that have donated money, products, services and time. We realize that through the years, the economy has made it increasingly more difficult for our donors to give, and we thank them for their continued support and contributions.

Though LRBCF is a grassroots organization primarily based in the New York tri-state area, the Foundation has personally touched thousands of women nationwide. In 2009 LRBCF was able to take its yoga program bicoastal, with plans to expand operations each year as our funding increases. If you are interested in learning more about supporting the Foundation and its programs, please click here for more information.

Our Mission

Our mission is to make a significant difference in the lives of women afflicted with breast cancer through unique support programs. Through these initiatives the Foundation fosters a community of fighters, survivors and supporters.