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Breast Cancer Research Advocate Connie Rufenbarger

Gena Asher interviews Connie Rufenbarger, two-time breast cancer survivor and advocate for breast cancer research.

Connie Rufenbarger in black vest over white turtleneck

Photo: Adam Schwartz/WFIU

Connie Rufenbarger

I think there’s a possibility that we’re going to be part of the change that would never have happened without all these amazing people and these amazing things that keep happening. I’m kind of addicted to the excitement and the anticipation.

Connie Rufenbarger helped launch the Komen Tissue Bank, the world’s only repository for healthy breast tissue.

She is director of Project Development for the Catherine Peachey Fund in Warsaw, Indiana, where she works to provide funding for breast cancer research at the IU Simon Cancer Center.

Rufenbarger created an annual multi-disciplinary breast cancer research meeting, the Amelia Project, for breast cancer researchers across Indiana.

 

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