Passionate about fueling the search for a cure for over 30 years, Carol Brownman Sneider gives 100% of herself to raising money for breast cancer research.
At the age of 16, Carol suffered the loss of her mother to breast cancer. Eva Brownman was 44 years old when the disease took her from her daughters. At the time, the odds of a woman getting breast cancer were one in 20 yet the topic was taboo, and very few people spoke openly about being sick. Eva kept her diagnosis a secret from her daughters until a month before she passed.
Carol believed that by the time she reached motherhood, a cure would exist and no family would suffer the torment of losing a mother, daughter, partner, or sister to breast cancer. When her daughter was born, she vowed she would see her baby grow up, something her own mother didn’t get to do – and a gift Carol will never take for granted. Carol’s mother isn’t her only family member who fought the disease, and Carol knows the longer she herself avoids cancer, the better the odds of her daughter escaping it.
In 1990, nearly 20 years after her mother’s diagnosis, Carol dedicated herself to fundraising for breast cancer research. Hoping that a cure will be found in her lifetime, Carol has raised more than 2 million dollars for breast cancer research through the events of The Eva Brownman Breast Cancer Fund (1990-1999) and Bakes for Breast Cancer (from 1999).