From the Director


An update from the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer

BY Lynda Houk, Executive Director

Dear Friends,

We just finished our 25th annual Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer Classic, and I couldn’t be more inspired and hopeful that a future free from breast cancer is on the horizon. At our Classic Celebration Dinner, the culmination of Classic weekend, we made two very exciting announcements that I am thrilled to share with you.

First, we announced our continued partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine, which is establishing a new research center focused on developing and dramatically improving therapies for some of the most difficult-to-treat types of breast cancer, including triple negative breast cancer. In recognition of our more than two decades of philanthropic support, we are honored to share that the Indiana University School of Medicine has named this new center the ​Vera Bradley Foundation Center for Breast Cancer Research.

Second, we revealed that this year’s Classic events raised an amazing $1,005,935 for breast cancer research! I would like to extend my most heartfelt thank you to all of our supporters who have given their time, talent, and treasures to our cause. We could not do this important work without your support.

To learn more please visit the ​Vera Bradley Foundation Center for Breast Cancer Research.

With Hope,

Lynda Houk
Executive Director