The Basser Center is proud to host, sponsor and participate in events throughout the country.
- The Intersection of Cancer Genetics, Law & Advocacy Panel on April 25 in New York, NY Learn more and register
- 3rd Annual Breakthroughs & Discoveries Panel on May 4 in Philadelphia, PA Learn more and register
- 10th Annual Joining FORCEs Against Hereditary Cancer Conference on June 8-10 in Orlando, FL Learn more and register
Signature Programs & Events
Basser Jean Bash
On Tuesday, November 10, 2015, the Basser Center held the first-ever Basser Jean Bash, a fundraising event in New York City to honor Basser Center founders Mindy and Jon Gray. Over 1,100 people came out to Unzip their Genes and raise over $8 million to support the Basser Center. Guests heard stories of hope and inspiration and rocked out to Freestyle Love Supreme and American Authors.
The Basser Jean Bash was generously underwritten so that every dollar raised supports the life-saving mission of the Basser Center. The event also launched a dynamic, animated video narrated by Katie Couric that can be viewed at basser.org.
Congratulations to our honorees, Mindy and Jon Gray, whose visionary support established this Center. Thank you to our dedicated Gene Pool Committee, and all of the generous sponsors whose powerful support is bringing us closer to preventing BRCA-related cancers altogether.
Check out our own photos from the event on Facebook and local media coverage from Forbes, Bloomberg, ABC7NY, WWD, The Wall Street Journal, and AVENUE magazine.
Breakthroughs & Discoveries Panel
The annual Breakthroughs & Discoveries panel is a moderated panel of world renowned experts in the field of BRCA gene mutations. From the translation of discoveries in the lab to patient care, to a deeper understanding of the role that having a BRCA1/2 mutation can mean to affected families, guests have the opportunity to learn about the latest in research breakthroughs and ask their most pressing questions about BRCA-related research and care. This program is held each year in May.
Elizabeth Prostic Memorial Outreach Program
Dr. Edward and Merry Prostic have generously established a webinar series as part of The Elizabeth Prostic Memorial Outreach Program at the Basser Center for BRCA in memory of their daughter, which will provide life-saving information and hope to individuals and families nationwide.