(Sioux Falls, SD) – Edith Sanford Breast Cancer® Foundation is pleased to announce that Chris Dockter has been added to the leadership team as the vice president of philanthropic giving. Edith Sanford Breast Cancer was launched in 2011 to pioneer a bold new comprehensive approach to breast cancer with a mission to unlock each women’s genetic code, advance today’s prevention and treatment, and end breast cancer for future generations.
Dockter will develop a highly skilled team that will fuel the visionary goals of the Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation. She and her team will work with a nationwide grassroots network of supporters as well as individuals interested in major and planned gifts to energize the movement.
Dockter brings more than twenty years of non-profit leadership success to the Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation including fundraising experience at university and private schools in California and Oregon. Dockter most recently served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Oregon and SW Washington Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, where she was one of the leading representatives of Komen’s Affiliate network.
“I am honored to be part of this amazing team,” said Dockter. “As a sister and daughter of breast cancer survivors I understand the personal agony associated with this deadly disease. Supporting Edith Sanford Breast Cancer’s transformational research initiatives provides hope to women and their families affected by the disease.”
With the addition of Dockter, the initial leadership team for the Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation is complete. “Chris Dockter’s talent and experience will help us connect donors to their passion for finding the cures for breast cancer,” said Kimberly Earle, President of the Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation. “We have a great team on board to spread the word about this new and exciting approach to beating breast cancer once and for all.”
Dockter received a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of California, Irvine, has served on various non-profit boards, and has been a speaker on development and leadership topics.
About the Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation
The Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation is pioneering a bold new comprehensive approach to breast cancer, with a mission to unlock each woman's genetic code, advance today's prevention and treatment, and end breast cancer for future generations. Edith Sanford Breast Cancer is pursuing cutting-edge translational genomics research to identify specific treatments that will work best for each person, prevent the disease on an individual basis, and ultimately eradicate breast cancer. To accelerate the research and advances in care, a cornerstone of this ground-breaking organization is our biobank – a shared collection of genetic information from people of all ages, medical histories and backgrounds – that provides researchers easy access to data.
The launch of this movement began with a gift from Denny Sanford, who tragically lost his mother, Edith, to breast cancer when he was just four years old. For more information about the Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation, visit edithsanford.org or call 1-855-GO-EDITH (463-3484).
About Sanford Health
Sanford Health is the patient care and research partner of the Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation, and the largest rural, not-for-profit health care system in the nation with locations in 112 communities, in seven states. In addition, this dynamic integrated health system is now developing international clinics in Ireland, Ghana, Israel and Mexico.
Sanford Health has been in service for more than 100 years and includes 34 hospitals, 116 clinic locations and nearly 1000 physicians in 70 specialty areas of medicine. With more than 20,000 employees, Sanford Health is the largest employer in North and South Dakota.