About Us

The Connecticut Breast Health Initiative, Inc. is a state-wide non-profit organization making a significant impact in the quest to find a cure for breast cancer by providing grants to support education and research in Connecticut.   Founded in 2005, it has been our goal to find answers in our lifetime.

That is why 100% of the money raised by CT BHI stays in CT in support of education and research, funding progressive programs that have yet to qualify for federal grants.

To date, CT BHI has awarded $3.6 million to fund important breast cancer research and education projects in Connecticut. We strive each year to surpass this milestone with the help of our supporters, sponsors, and fundraising efforts.

Our signature fundraising event, the CT RACE IN THE PARK now celebrating its 15th anniversary, takes place every year on the Saturday before Mother’s Day. Last year along, over $500,000 was raised for breast cancer research. Every year, thousands join the RACE Day events in New Britain’s Walnut Hill Park. It’s a family tradition and a celebration of life.

Also in its 15th year is the HOWARD H. BELKIN MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT at Shuttle Meadow Country Club. Over its 15 years the tournament has raised over $441,000 to fund breast cancer research projects in Connecticut.

In addition, CT BHI is the recipient of other organization’s time and fundraising efforts. We are generously supported by groups such as the CT USA Car Show, Pin In The Rink at the Bridgeport Sound Tigers Stadium, and on-going local events. We also receive donations from proviate fundraisers and individuals who believe in our mission and support this work with financially and with their generous volunteer time. It all makes a difference – right here at home! 

One in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Over 211,000 new breast cancer cases will be diagnosed each year in the United States. Approximately 40,000 women are expected to die from breast cancer each year. Despite this, there are more than two million breast cancer survivors in the US today! Help us find a cure!