The vision for research at the Vera Bradley Foundation Laboratories at IU Simon Cancer Center is to combine targeted chemotherapy with the developing field of immunotherapy to ultimately cure women with triple negative disease.
About the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer
The Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer has provided critical dollars to support breast cancer research at Indiana University School of Medicine and IU Simon Cancer since 1999. Vera Bradley, a company based in Fort Wayne, Indiana, is a leading designer of women’s handbags and accessories. The company’s co-founders, Barbara Baekgaard and Patricia Miller, decided to raise money for breast cancer research beginning in 1993 shortly after the death of a friend and colleague. The Vera Bradley Foundation has since committed $35 million to IU to advance research and treatment in Indiana and around the world. Learn more about the Vera Bradley Foundation’s extraordinary support of breast cancer research at the IU Simon Cancer Center.