Despite the extraordinary medical care provided and her optimistic approach to Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC), our sister Rebecca Lipkin died at age 48, just 2 years after being diagnosed with this rare disease.
A cancer that strikes young women and usually evades detection until the final stage of the disease, Rebecca had few weapons to arm her against the might of IBC. The magnificent medical breakthroughs for breast cancer just weren’t enough.
We want to change that reality. That’s why the Rebecca Lipkin Fund has been created with Susan G Komen for the Cure. We will be raising IBC specific funding for one sole purpose: to eradicate the world of this devastating form of breast cancer through education, prevention and research.
An award-winning journalist, Rebecca worked for major broadcasters, traveling the world reporting on and seeking answers to the important questions of the day. When diagnosed with IBC, Rebecca devoted herself to informing others about this rare form of cancer with her characteristic intelligence and giving spirit.
Becca never ceased to amaze us in her professional brilliance and in the positive and sustaining impact she had on countless people around the world. Her family and friends were at the center of her universe. You can learn more about Rebecca at http://www.friendsofrebecca.com
Rebecca always lived life to the fullest, even when feeling so ill. It's her zest for life and love of others that has inspired us to embark on this journey to make IBC a disease of the past. By supporting this fundraising effort, you'll be contributing to such a worthy cause, one that will enable others to live their lives to the fullest.
The first Rebecca Lipkin Award for Media Distinction was announced during Susan G Komen for the Cure’s Honoring the Promise signature gala at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC on October 16, 2010. The award recipients were: Deborah Charles, Reuters Correspondent; Jill Dougherty, CNN Foreign Affairs Correspondent; Jennifer Griffin, FOX News Channel Correspondent; Laura Ingraham, Author, Political Commentator and Radio Host; Andrea Mitchell, NBC News Anchor and Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent; Andrea Roane, W*USA Anchor; Robin Roberts, ABC’s “Good Morning America” Anchor, and Anne Thompson, NBC News Chief Environmental Affairs Correspondent.
The Second Rebecca Lipkin Award
The second Rebecca Lipkin Award was presented during the second annual Susan G. Komen for the Cure Honoring the Promise gala at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC on October 28, 2011. The award was given to Hoda Kotb, Co-Anchor of NBC’s “Today Show”.
Please donate to the Rebecca Lipkin Fund using the link under Rebecca's picture. This will ensure your gift will be credited correctly.
Thank you for your support in our battle to end breast cancer forever.