Committed to ending breast cancer through research
Having lost a dear friend to breast cancer, Vera Bradley founders Barbara B. Baekgaard and Patricia R. Miller created a community-based fundraising event – the Vera Bradley Classic –in 1993, gathering friends, family, colleagues, customers and business associates from all over the country to raise support for breast cancer research.
Six years later, they found the perfect partnership at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center. Their shared passion and dedication for curing breast cancer is the force driving creative and energetic fundraising initiatives to fuel bold and visionary research and results.
An elite Indiana University team of breast cancer researchers now compose the cancer center’s Vera Bradley Foundation Center for Breast Cancer Research. They are grateful for the generosity of so many who share their commitment to improve treatments for patients here in Indiana and far beyond.
To date, the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer has committed $50 million for research at IU Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center.