The purpose of The IBC Network Foundation is simple:
What is the Hunt for Hope?
The Hunt for Hope is an adventurous scavenger hunt! Teams are comprised of two or more participants. Ideal team size is four to six members and teams stay together to complete tasks. You only need a camera phone, transportation and a fun competitive spirit to participate! Teams will have three hours to complete as many of the given tasks as possible. Each task is assigned a point value, and the teams with the most points win prizes.
When is the Hunt for Hope?
The Hunt is Saturday, October 19, 2019 with check in beginning at 9 AM. At this time team captains pick up event packets and t-shirts. The Hunt will run from 9 to Noon. Register by October 1st to ensure your t-shirt size.
How does the Hunt for Hope raise money?
There is no participation fee for the Hunt for Hope. Your initial $25 donation offsets the cost of your t-shirt. Instead, teams and individuals are encouraged to reach out to their friends and family to collect donations. Prizes are awarded for teams or individuals that collect the most donations. Teams will also earn some of their points based on the amount of money their team raised! The money raised underwrites research via The IBC Network Foundation. To begin raising donations you can create a participant page or just donate to one of the participants. . Don't forget to see if your company matches donations!
What is Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC)?
IBC is a rare form of breast cancer. The 5-year overall survival rate is less than 30%, as compared to near 90% for all other types of breast cancers combined. IBC cannot be detected until a stage III.
Duke Ingrid Cancer Center has one of the three IBC programs in the US.
The IBC Network Foundation pledged $100,000 to support Gayathri Devi, PhD, Program Director, Duke Consortium for IBC and her team’s research in the area of developing models to characterize inflammatory breast cancer metastasis to the brain. We funded $25,000 in February of 2018. Now we need to fund at least $37,000 for 2019. I hope you can help us hit that goal and beyond. All funds will be given to Duke for the research under Dr. Gay Devi.