INDIANAPOLIS — The Catherine Peachey Fund has returned to operating as an independent 501(c)(3). The Fund joined the Heroes Foundation in 2016, maintaining its distinct brand and commitment to advances in breast cancer research and treatment, while the Heroes Foundation supports advances in all types of cancer.
“We are very proud of the growth the Catherine Peachey Fund has experienced as a member of the Heroes Foundation,” Vince Todd, Jr., Heroes Foundation Founder & Chairperson, said. “Proceeds from Wine Tasting With Peachey, the Catherine Peachey Fund’s annual fundraiser, are five times greater allowing for an even greater impact on breast cancer research and treatment.”
“While we are grateful for the professional support and resources provided by the Heroes Foundation, we feel it is in the best interest of the Catherine Peachey Fund to return to operating as a separate nonprofit,” Steven Peachey and Stephanie Rufenbarger Lesher, trustees of the Catherine Peachey Fund, said in a joint statement.
Catherine Peachey was well known in the world of breast cancer activism and was a co-founder of the Indiana Breast Cancer Coalition. She helped lead lobbying for passage of the Off-Label Drug Bill (which guarantees access to non-FDA approved anti-cancer drugs for cancer patients). A law subsequently passed in Indiana.
About the Heroes Foundation
The Heroes Foundation brings hope to the Indiana cancer community by providing meaningful support to cancer patients, education to promote cancer prevention, and resources to advance research for a cure. The Foundation currently support projects at Indiana University, Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame. These outstanding universities provide research resources, knowledge, and connections to experts around the world.
About the Catherine Peachey Fund
The Catherine Peachey Fund promotes advances in breast cancer research and treatment. The Fund supports researchers in Indiana who think creatively and challenge the status quo of breast cancer treatments. Since 1994, the Catherine Peachey Fund has provided over $3.5 million to further breast cancer innovations and research.