Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation


Dr. Susan Love Foundation for Breast Cancer Research challenges

the status quo to end breast cancer and improve the lives of

people impacted by it now through education and advocacy. The

Foundation drives collaborative, cutting-edge research with

nontraditional partners, brings to light the collateral damage of

treatment and seeks ways to diminish it, and interprets science to

empower patients. Fast, flexible, and project-based, the

Foundation actively engages the public in scientific research to

ensure that it produces accurate and meaningful results.

Dr. Love began her career in the 1970s as one of ten women in her medical school graduating class— and she has been leading the charge for women ever since.

In 1980, she became the first female general surgeon on the staff of Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital. In that role, she regularly offered treatment information and options to breast cancer patients at a time when they were routinely kept in the dark about their surgical choices. When radical mastectomies were the norm, Dr. Love was one of the few medical professionals who championed the use of more conservative lumpectomies. She also helped establish Boston’s Faulkner Breast Center, the first American facility to specialize in breast disease.

In 1990, Dr. Love published the bestselling Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book, now in its 6th edition, which called “the Bible for women with breast cancer.” She also helped establish the National Breast Cancer Coalition, which helped influence the federal government to increase research funding for breast cancer from $90 million to $420 million per year.

With Your Support


Your purchase of any pink Chavez for Charity product has provided several hours in breast cancer research and laboratory work.

Marketing Support

With the donations made since 2015, Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation has been able to allocate more resources to further develop their digital platforms. This has enabled DSLRF to greatly expand their educational programming and provide the digital platform to develop the "ImPatient Science" program.

New Studies

Additionally, the support of Chavez for Charity, provided the needed resources for Dr. Susan Love to expand the scope of our existing Biome study which led to the publication of the preliminary data.

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