Maloney Celebrates Senate Passage of the Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act
Bill to help raise private funds for breast cancer research headed to President’s desk
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate passed the bipartisan Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act (H.R. 2722) by unanimous consent yesterday evening, providing a new avenue to raise private funds for breast cancer medical research. The bill, introduced by Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) and Congressman Pete Sessions (TX-32) in the House and Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) in the Senate, will create a commemorative coin program at the U.S. Mint that can raise up to $8.5 million in private funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).
“I’m so pleased that the Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act is now headed to the President to be signed into law,” said Congresswoman Maloney. “Under this bill, new commemorative coins will be designed, minted and sold to raise money for breast cancer research, through the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The coin sales will provide up to $8.5 million in new, private funding for critical research efforts. Breast Cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer among nearly every racial and ethnic group. About one in eight women will develop the disease in her lifetime, but thanks to investment in research on detection methods and treatment, survivorship has increased. There are 3.1 million survivors in the United States today. The only obstacle standing between us and a cure is research and that research needs funding. I’m so pleased to have worked with Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX), Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) on this lifesaving bill to raise more funds for breast cancer research.”
“At BCRF we have one, singular mission—fund research to save lives,” said Myra Biblowit, President & CEO of BCRF. “It is an honor to be named as the recipient of the Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin. Championed by Congresswoman Maloney, the bipartisan support is a clear example of the impact breast cancer has on Americans from all walks of life. We are closer than ever before to ending the devastating disease and these funds will help us propel research forward, faster.”Read more
Dedicated to Isabella Alafoyiannis – Save Grandmothers from Breast Cancer
Designer Loula Loi Alafoyiannis will return to Couture Fashion Week with a presentation of her latest distinctive outerwear designs at 4:00 pm on Saturday September 7, 2013. The runway show will be held in the Grand Ballroom of the New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Avenue, in the heart of the city's Fashion District.
Each design by Loula is a one-of-a-kind collectible, where fashion is wearable fine art. The creations are sophisticated yet whimsical, and impeccably crafted in silhouettes that have wide appeal.
Loula is the Founder and President of the Euro-American Women's Council (EAWC). Loula is also the Founder of "Saving grandmothers from breast cancer" which she is supporting through her participation in this season's Couture Fashion Week.
Loula has the connections of a Head of State and the ability to pull together a world-class networking event.
I had the time of my life the first year I attended the EAWC Conference.
The beauty of Greece, the superb hospitality and beautiful souls of the Greek people kept me returning for three more great Conferences.
Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to Loula Loi-Alafoyiannis, the Executive Global President and C.E.O. of the Euro-American Women's Council (EAWC). Loula has spent her professional life facilitating the needs of Greek and American entrepreneurial communities and advancing the cause of women's rights in the areas of business and education.
Loula has demonstrated that intelligence, integrity, energy, clear objectives and the love of a task well executed create credibility. Her love for Greece and her desire to promote greater understanding between Greece and America has made her a strong advocate and a wonderful ally.Read more