Friday, January 16th, NTSFA held a Mission of Cocktails for the Cure to Raise Awareness and Funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The NTSFA held a silent auction with all proceeds donated to BCRF in honor of our very own Robin Burrill. Robin was diagnosed with Breast Cancer June 2014.
I wanted to share with you the write up that NTSFA did on the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and Robin Burrill.
The mission of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation is to prevent and cure breast cancer by advancing the world’s most promising research.
BCRF is a nonprofit organization committed to achieving prevention and a cure for breast cancer. BCRF provides critical funding for cancer research worldwide to fuel advances in tumor biology, genetics, prevention, treatment, metastasis and survivorship.
Founded in 1993 by Evelyn H. Lauder, BCRF has raised more than half a billion dollars for lifesaving research. Through a unique and streamlined grants program, we seek out the brightest minds in science and medicine and give them necessary resources to pursue their best ideas. As a result, researchers are able to make discoveries and design new approaches to address all aspects of breast cancer – and do so in record time.
“Our goal is to accelerate the breakthroughs bringing us closer to a cure to speed up the progress that will improve survivorship and quality of life for breast cancer patients today.” – Myra J Biblowit, President & CEO
In 2014-2015, BCRF will award $47 million in annual grants to 222 scientists from top universities and medical institutions around the globe. Every hour of research we fund improves outcomes and saves lives. But we still have more to do.
The thousands of women and men suffering from breast cancer today depend on us. No institution can conquer this disease alone. Together, we can.
Robin was born in the District of Columbia and grew up in Arlington, VA. Her parents moved her family to Austin right after her high school graduation. She attended North Texas State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a Major in Interior Design and Minor in Industrial Technology. After practicing commercial interior design for a number of years, Robin went to work at EDS where she stayed for 15 years until she met her husband Rob Mathews.
Robin then moved from her North Dallas home to Fort Worth and after commuting for 2 years back and forth to Plano, she joined Rob full time in his design/build remodeling company, Curb Appeal Renovations, Inc. Robin heads up the design and administrative aspects of their business and they jointly sell for their company. Robin’s parents, brother and niece still live in Austin and her step daughter and fiancé live in Georgetown. Robin and Rob live in Keller, where Rob actually graduated from High School, with their seven dogs!