Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse Provides $350,000 for Cancer Research at the Medical College of Wisconsin

Nov. 15, 2012

Celebrating its 15th anniversary, the Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse, Inc. (WBCS) presented a $350,000 check to the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Cancer Center, during the organization’s annual Appreciation Evening at the Town Club in Fox Point. That brings the Showhouse’s total contributions to MCW to $4.75 million since 1998.

The WBCS is a volunteer organization that raises money for breast cancer and prostate cancer research at the MCW Cancer Center. The Showhouse’s central event, Showhouse for Cure, features a private home redecorated by local interior designers that is opened for donors and guests to tour. Other annual fundraisers include a survivors’ fashion show and luncheon, a preview party, a golf outing, and a winter gala. A 5K run /2K walk event was added in 2012.

“Thanks to the creativity, dedication and selfless generosity of its many volunteers and supporters, WBCS has been able to establish a valuable endowed professorship at the Medical College, and it continues to provide significant research funding,” said Ming You, M.D., Ph.D., MCW Cancer Center director and Joseph F. Heil professor in molecular oncogenesis (the formation and development of tumors). “Without a doubt, WBCS has helped strengthen and shape breast cancer and prostate cancer research in Southeast Wisconsin.”

“Generous sponsors, designers, volunteers, Showhouse owners, and the community have all contributed to the great success of these events,” said Kadie M. Jelenchick, WBCS chairperson. “Their energy and dedication continue to grow each year, along with their hope of defeating these devastating diseases.”

The MCW Cancer Center uses donations from the WBCS to fund competitive, innovative, independent breast and prostate cancer research projects. The WBCS Scientific Review Committee, in partnership with the MCW Cancer Center, will meet in 2013 to review and award the next round of competitive research grants.

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» Wauwatosa West boys basketball team defeats Shorewood, South Milwaukee 2/3

» Marquette gets revenge with 75-55 victory over Wauwatosa East boys 2/3

» Wauwatosa East's Stewart, Green combine for 49 points in win over Brookfield Central 2/3

» Wauwatosa West girls basketball team loses road games to Shorewood, South Milwaukee 2/3

» Wauwatosa Hurricanes finish second at Bob White Swimming Invitational 2/3

» Wauwatosa Tosa girls basketball team drops tough decisions to Lancers, Chargers 2/3

» Pewaukee whips Wauwatosa wrestlers to take first in conference 2/3

» Updated rankings of area prep boys and girls basketball teams and players 2/1

» Positive and uplifting stories in suburban Milwaukee and Lake Country in January 2/1

» Eastbound Blue Mound Road reopens in Wauwatosa Updated:  1/29

» Video: Tosa Top 5: Five things you need to know in Wauwatosa this week 1/28

» Milwaukee Co. launches coyote tracking program in Tosa, West Allis 1/28

» Wauwatosa wrestlers beat South Milwaukee, take third in Janssen Invite 1/27

» Bailey Berlin's free throws give Wauwatosa East win over Tosa West 1/27

» Wauwatosa East girls nip Brookfield East, 52-51, for big GMC victory 1/27

» Wauwatosa West girls basketball team beats Greenfield, snaps 8-game losing streak 1/27

» Wauwatosa Hurricanes sweep St. Thomas More/St. Francis, 144-30 1/27

» Wauwatosa West boys basketball team crushes Greenfield, 76-45 1/27

» Fun-loving Shorewood girls basketball team routs Tosa West, 60-34 1/26

» Tosa's All-City Read kicks off in early February, more events coming 1/26

» Second Wauwatosa business saved from fire damage thanks to sprinkler system 1/25

» Wauwatosa man under investigation for illegal gun sales Updated:  1/25

» Gov. Scott Walker's Wauwatosa home for sale 1/25

» Wauwatosa water main break causes geyser-like effect in Village 1/22

» Screaming Tuna gets nod of approval from Wauwatosa Common Council Updated:  1/22

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Advertisement

Advertisement

Hidden Tosa

 

"Hidden Tosa" is a semi-regular feature where reporters Rory Linnane or Rachel Minske explore the closed down and closed off parts of Wauwatosa.

Advertisement

Local Business Directory

CONNECT