March to Impact Breast Cancer Research


Lyn Dunagan

March 11, 2010—Oakland, CA—Governor Schwarzenegger has declared March as Checkoff California Month. Checkoff California is the coalition of worthy causes that serve Californians with funds received through tax check-off contributions.

You can play an important role in reducing the burden of breast cancer in California. State Income Form series 540 allows voluntary tax check-off contributions to the California Breast Cancer Research Fund. These funds go directly to support breast cancer research that focuses on underserved population groups, targeted research that fills gaps not funded by other programs, and unique studies that focus specifically on the needs of California women and men.

Previous Tax Check-off contributions have supported projects that focus on:

We still need your help to conquer the disease.

You can see a full list of grants supported by California Breast Cancer Fund contributions at More information about the California Breast Cancer Research Program can be found at or by calling (888) 313-2277.

The California Breast Cancer Research Program is a participating member of Checkoff California.


About the California Breast Cancer Research Program:
The mission of the California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP) is to eliminate breast cancer by leading innovation in research, communication, and collaboration in the California scientific and lay communities.

Created by the State Legislature in 1993, the California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP) is the largest state-funded breast cancer research program in the nation and is administered by the University of California, Office of the President. To date, the CBCRP has awarded 860 grants to 98 scientific institutions and community entities, totaling more than $205 million for research in California to prevent, treat, and cure breast cancer. Awards include traditional investigator-initiated projects, community-based collaborative research projects, and program-directed special research initiatives. Grants from the CBCRP fill gaps not traditionally funded by other research programs to jump-start new areas of investigation that push the boundaries of research and foster new collaborations. The CBCRP is funded through the voluntary tax check-off program on personal income tax form 540, a portion of the state tobacco tax, and individual contributions. For more information, call 888 313-2277, or visit