Foundation Completes Major Donation Pledge

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The Fort Wayne-based Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer Research says a $2.35 million donation over the weekend completes a $10 million pledge. The foundation says it has contributed $20 million since 1998.

October 31, 2013

News Release

Fort Wayne, Ind. -- The Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer announces the completion of its current $10 million pledge to research, bringing the total contribution to $20 million since 1998.

"After the loss of a dear friend, Mary Sloan, to breast cancer, we created the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer," says Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, co-founder & Vice President of the Foundation Board of Directors. "We're proud of our work with the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center and the major steps they've made towards finding a cure."

The Vera Bradley Foundation presented a $2.35 million check for research on Saturday night. Guests at the Foundation's Viva la Pink - A Gathering of Girlfriends event at the Vera Bradley Design Center in Roanoke, Indiana provided the perfect audience to celebrate this milestone.

About the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer:

The Foundation is celebrating its 15th year of funding the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer Research Laboratories at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis. Since 1998, the Foundation has played an integral role in changing the face of breast cancer research by supporting 22 labs and 40 researchers and clinicians who are leading major advancements in drug therapies and setting a world-wide standard. The Foundation receives funding through national events, a $1 million annual gift from Vera Bradley (Nasdaq:VRA), and through donations on verabradley.org.

Source: Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer