It all began when one sister was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Then another sister. Then another sister.

What followed for this family was an unimaginable journey and the discovery that all five sisters carried the BRCA1 breast cancer gene and with it, an up to 85% chance of developing breast cancer.

The Kimball Family created the Foundation to help fund research of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 breast cancer genes, further genetic testing and to one day find a cure.

The Kimball Family Story

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The Kimball Family Foundation Mission

To raise awareness and preserve life through hereditary breast and ovarian cancer education.

The Kimball Family Foundation Vision

To provide hereditary breast and ovarian cancer education, genetic testing, fund research and scholarship, preserving life for generations.

Breast Cancer Genes: BRCA1 and BRCA2

This inherited form of breast cancer is due to mutations in either the BRCA1 (breast cancer 1) or BRCA2 (breast cancer 2) genes. These genes are involved with repair of damaged DNA, but when the gene is mutated, DNA damage goes unrepaired and can lead to an increase risk of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer.

Hereditary breast cancer accounts for 5 to 10 percent of diagnosed breast cancer cases. It can be passed down from the paternal or maternal side of the family and those who inherit this breast cancer gene mutation are 50% to 85% more likely to develop breast cancer.

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