Ann Taylor Awards $1 Million to Breast Cancer Research Foundation

has announced a $1 million grant to the in support of four research projects around the country.

The grant was awarded as part of the and LOFT Cares Cards program, which is rolled out every October in conjunction with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Since the program's inception in 2005, the company has raised more than $3.8 million to fund clinical and translational research worldwide.

The recipients of the most recent round of BCRF grants are Carol J. Fabian, professor of internal medicine at the and director of the ; Dawn Hershman, assistant professor of medicine at the division of medical oncology; Kathy D. Miller, associate professor at the ; and Annette L. Stanton, professor in the departments of psychology and psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at the .

"We are a company that is passionate about all aspects of a woman's life. Her health and well-being are essential, and we are committed to the eradication of breast cancer," said Ann Taylor president and CEO Kay Krill. "The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is making a meaningful difference in the fight against this terrible disease, and Ann Taylor is proud to fund four BCRF researcher grants. BCRF is dedicated to supporting the most innovative work in the field. We are grateful for the dedication of our associates and clients in raising funds and increasing awareness on behalf of the important work being done."

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