Kat’s Ribbon of Hope, Inc. was established in 2013 to provide financial assistance to women who would otherwise not be able to afford early detection and treatment services for breast cancer. These women die at twice the rate of those who can afford medical attention. Our intent is to save lives by making critical information and services more accessible to women.
1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime
women diagnosed p/ year
Kat’s Ribbon of Hope donates an average of $110,000 to Patient Navigation and clinical research trials annually to NY and LI affiliated institutions.
Number of women directly treated by our Patient Navigator from 5/2014 to 6/2016.
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We appreciate the support of all those sharing in our mission of hope through the actions and awareness of Kat’s Ribbon of Hope. If you wish to provide direct support, please use the provided link to donate any amount – and know that each and every donation will be used to help breast cancer awareness through the support of victims and their families. Kat’s Ribbon of Hope thanks each and every donator for their support in raising awareness and supporting the community of those effected by breast cancer.
Kat’s Ribbon of Hope is proud to support breast cancer research under the direction of Dr. Neil Iyengar.
Our new partnership with Weill Cornell Medical Center
For the first time, KROH partners with Weill Cornell Medical Center to support a grant under Dr. Eleni Andreopoulou. Her study focuses on genetic risks of early onset breast cancer in women under 40. DNA samples are being collected from 200 women diagnosed with early onset breast cancer who are BRCA carriers and 200 women with breast cancer who are not BRCA mutation carriers. The goal is to identify genetic risk factors that predispose some women to develop breast cancer at a young age and to explain the more aggressive clinicopathological features observed at this younger group and finally to identify possible mechanisms/pathways of intervention.
Despina Yarian, Dr. Eleni Andreopoulou and Angela Bachardy
Stories that Inspire
St. Constantine and Helen 6th, 7th and 8th grade Parochial School students in Brooklyn, along with.
View the photo gallery from our fourth annual event for KROH. Held on Thursday, October 13, 2016.