When Jennifer Fink moved back to Atlanta five years ago and chose the East Cobb area for her home, she brought with her a passion for supporting breast cancer research. Fink had been an active member of a nonprofit group, A Cure in Our Lifetime, in Chappaqua, New York. Fink’s mother is a breast cancer survivor, as well as several of her friends, and her participation in the nonprofit has been her way to honor them. In 2015, Fink started an Atlanta chapter of A Cure In Our Lifetime.

A Cure in Our Lifetime was founded 19 years ago in Chappaqua in memory of a community friend who passed away at 38, leaving two young children and a husband. Over the years, the homegrown group has raised nearly $3 million for innovative breast cancer research.

Since her move to Georgia, Fink has participated in It’s The Journey 2-day walk for breast cancer. However, she wanted to pursue her true passion of fundraising for breast cancer research. So, in 2015, Fink (pictured at left) and Atlanta native Jody Goldstein (pictured at right), a friend and breast cancer survivor, organized an Atlanta chapter of A Cure in Our Lifetime and created a special event to raise money for the group.

A Cure in Our Lifetime raises funds for innovative breast cancer research, provides resources for those who have breast cancer, and promotes breast health through education and outreach. While all funds raised directly support breast cancer research around the world, at least half are strictly dedicated to research projects in Georgia.

A total of $70,000 was raised at their first annual spring breakfast. The money raised went to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and Dr. Rau at Morehouse School of Medicine.

Thanks to the efforts of a 29-member, all-volunteer committee, plans are now underway for the second annual event. A Cure In Our Lifetime Spring Breakfast will be held at 9am on Wednesday, March 15, at the Cherokee Town and Country Club at 155 West Paces Ferry Road in Atlanta. Tickets are $125 and include a breakfast buffet. Annie Parker, the keynote speaker, is a three-time cancer survivor and the author of Decoded. She is one of the first women in North America to be tested for the BRCA1 gene mutation.

Now an advocate for cancer care and genetic testing, Annie will share her story of hope, courage and grace that will touch your heart. If you would like to attend, sponsor or donate to the event, please visit www.atlantacure.org for information.