Jane Weiner, Founder/Artistic Director (left)
Susan Rafte, Survivor Founder (right)
In 1995, Jane Weiner, a professional dancer in New York City, learned that her sister in Houston, Susan Rafte, had been diagnosed with breast cancer. Jane joined with friends and fellow dancers David Parker, Sara Hook and Robin Staff to found Pink Ribbons Project, in motion against breast cancer®. Together they produced a fundraiser in New York City to raise money to send breast cancer survivors to testify in Congressional hearings in Washington D.C. That testimony helped to convince the FDA to approve three new cancer-fighting drugs. One of those drugs was Taxotere, a drug Susan would take the next year which allowed her to improve enough to receive a stem cell transplant in 1997. Today Susan, now a 15-year cancer survivor, is the Survivor Founder of Pink Ribbons Project® and still working with Jane, the Artistic Director, to educate women about breast cancer through the medium of dance and art. Pink Ribbons Project® raises money for breast cancer education, screening, advocacy and outreach. Watch the Video!
Using the arts, Pink Ribbons Project promotes breast health, saves lives and improves the quality of life for those touched by breast cancer.
We believe that:
- Awareness and early detection of breast cancer will save lives.
- Screening and diagnostic testing for breast cancer should be made available to everyone.
- All persons touched by breast cancer should have access to medical treatment.
- Through the arts, we educate and inform in ways that move people to take action against breast cancer.
- The arts inspire, lift up and heal those who are touched by breast cancer.
- Advocacy at the local, state, and national levels is integral to promoting breast health and improving the quality of life for those touched by breast cancer.
Pink Ribbons Project
2449 South Blvd., Suite 100, Houston, TX 77098
P: 713.524.PINK (7465)