The Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Tissue Bank at the IU Simon Cancer Center (Komen Tissue Bank or KTB) is a repository of primarily healthy, normal breast tissue, blood, and blood products, and boasts a somewhat unique structure. The Komen Tissue Bank is under the auspices of the IU Simon Cancer Center, which is jointly administered by the IU School of Medicine (research) and IU Health (patient treatment). The KTB is currently funded through Spring of 2013 by a grant from Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.
The Komen Tissue Bank would like to thank all of our corporate funders and our corporate in-kind supporters, as well as our small business and individual supporters. Each of these is integral to increasing the possibility of reaching our goals, which are:
- To acquire biomolecules and tissue specimens from the entire continuum of breast development: puberty to menopause;
- To recruit donors who represent the diversity of women in the America;
- To make the Tissue Bank’s specimens, or the digital data derived from them, available and accessible to researchers across the globe;
- To conduct research using the specimens which will provide insight into breast oncogenesis.
Meet Our Funders
Susan G. Komen for the Cure® is the global leader of the breast cancer movement, having invested more than $1.9 billion since inception in 1982. As the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists, we’re working together to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® and the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure®, and generous contributions from our partners, sponsors and fellow supporters, we have become the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.
The mission of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation is to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime by providing critical funding for innovative clinical and translational research at leading medical centers worldwide, and increasing public awareness about good breast health. Currently, over 90 cents of every dollar donated goes to research and awareness programs.
The Catherine Peachey Fund began thirteen years ago. As Cathy Peachey was losing her battle with breast cancer, she asked members of the Indiana Breast Cancer Coalition to continue her fight. The mission of the Catherine Peachey Fund is to promote advances in breast cancer research and treatment. We provide financial support to research and programs that we believe are best positioned to move from the bench to the clinic.
Hologic, Inc. is a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostic products, medical imaging systems, and surgical products, with an emphasis on serving the healthcare needs of women throughout the world. At Hologic, we are on a mission: to help women everywhere lead longer, healthier lives. It is our reason for being and the single focus of every breakthrough we pursue, every solution we design, every investment we make.
The Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer was founded on courage, compassion and commitment. Moved by the loss of their dear friend, Mary Sloan, Vera Bradley Co-founders Barbara Bradley Baekgaard and Patricia R. Miller embraced the cause and began raising funds for breast cancer research in 1993. Their mission: To save lives and to put an end to the disease that took their friend and so many more. Today, the Vera Bradley Foundation supports the team of researchers at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis at the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer Research Laboratories.
Wheaton Van Lines, Inc., works with more than 40,000 customers annually and far too many have a connection to breast cancer. By partnering with KTB, Wheaton has committed to the cause of eradicating breast cancer through research. Wheaton transports KTB’s blood and breast tissue collection equipment to events across the country to support the cause. Wheaton, one of the world’s most highly regarded providers of transportation services, now owns two household goods relocation brands, Wheaton World Wide Moving and Bekins Van Lines, making it the fourth largest household goods carrier. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., the Wheaton and Bekins brands offer private and corporate domestic and international household goods relocation services as well as special commodities and logistic services. The United States Military also is one of the company’s largest customers. To learn more, visit www.wheatonworldwide.com or www.bekins.com.
“If you don’t make dust, you eat dust,” A favorite quote of Beverly Middaugh’s, owner of Bright Ideas in Broad Ripple. The promotional products company has been putting your logo on everything under the sun since 1983; so we’re celebrating 30 years! Bright Ideas provides warehousing, company stores, project fulfillment and many other services to meet the needs of its clients. Our professional sales staff and in house art department will work with you to help find the perfect product to market your business.
We also thank all of our Indy’s Super Cure Supporters!
Through Indy’s Super Cure, we are helping women live life with those they love. We are helping them do so much more. We thank our generous Indy’s Super Cure Supporters.