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Bibi Russell, the remarkable model who rose to stardom in the late 70s and early 80s, now works for causes that are much closer to her heart: the plight of the hand woven textile industries, their workers – and now breast cancer research – in her native Bangladesh.

Bibi Russell has created 3-piece silk bangle sets exclusively for the International Breast Cancer Research Foundation (IBCRF)

  Bibi Russell Striped Bangles-- one thick and two thin   Bibi Russell Solid and
Striped Bangles-- one thick and two thin


With a $25 or more donation to IBCRF, you will receive a 3-piece set of silk bangles designed by Bibi Russell and handcrafted by Bangladeshi craftswomen. Click here for an order form or, donate online below.

Dr. Richard R. Love, scientific director for International Breast Cancer Research Foundation, conducts clinical breast cancer research in Bangladesh and invited Ms. Russell to become an Ambassador for The Amader Gram/IBCRF Multidisciplinary Breast Specialty Care Center ( Dr. Love met with BiBi Russell to tell her the Amader Gram story.

When Ms. Russell agreed to collaborate with the Amader Gram/IBCRF Multidisciplinary Breast Specialty Care Program, she did so enthusiastically, proclaiming, “Amader Gram is part of my life!" “Amader Gram” means “Our Village” in Bangladeshi.

  Pictured at Right (Left to Right)
Reza Salim, Amader Gram,
BiBi Russell and Heather Story Steiness, IBCRF

Amader Gram is a rural ICT (Information Communication Technology) development initiative in Bangladesh.

Bibi Russell was born in Chittagong, Bangladesh. She studied at the London College of Fashion, earning a graduate degree in 1975. She has modeled for Vogue, Cosmopolitan and Harper's Bazaar. She also worked as a fashion model in fashion shows until 1994, working with Yves Saint Laurent, Kenzo, Karl Lagerfeld and Giorgio Armani.

In 1994, Ms. Russell opened Bibi Productions, her own fashion house which infused Bengali cultural elements into her line. She organized her first European fashion show in Paris in 1996. Her company employs thousands of weavers in rural Bangladesh. Her entrepreneurship has earned her many awards. Asiaweek named her as "one of the 20 people to watch in the millennium".

Dr. Love is a Professor of Internal Medicine and Public Health, The Ohio State University and Scientific Director, International Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Madison, WI. Dr. Love is a medical researcher whose focus is on hormonal control of breast cancer. For the last 15 years his NIH and Breast Cancer Research Foundation-funded research has been done in collaboration with colleagues in Vietnam, and more recently in the Philippines and Bangladesh.

His clinical trial of adjuvant surgical oophorectomy and tamoxifen established a new global standard of care, of significant importance to 500,000 poor women diagnosed with breast cancer annually around the world.

In 1993 Dr. Love founded the International Breast Cancer Research Foundation (IBCRF) with a number of other cancer physicians. Currently at Ohio State University, Dr. Love directs IBCRF research projects all over the world. These projects in 22 countries provide opportunities to conduct research on the significance of genetic, dietary, lifestyle and hazardous exposure differences.

In its 17th year, IBCRF is committed to practical, cost-effective, breakthrough research that takes advantage of the most promising opportunities and ideas everywhere in the world. This research – especially clinical research – holds the key to understanding, preventing and curing breast cancer.

Contribute via the Internet

You may contribute to IBCRF by credit card. Click the "Donate Now" button and you will be taken to our PayPal account page where you can fill in the amount you wish to contribute.

Contribute by mail and phone

Make checks and money orders payable to:
International Breast Cancer Research Foundation (IBCRF)
University Research Park
505 S. Rosa Road, Suite 35 (E)
Madison, WI 53719

If you choose, you may print out and mail this form to accompany your contribution.

Or for more information, contact IBCRF:
608.268.3077 (phone)
608.246.3019 (fax)


Raise Money for IBCRF by Selling on eBay

An Opportunity That You Can Do
Anytime of the Year

IBCRF is currently involved in an exciting new opportunity for people to contribute to our organization through eBay Giving Works, eBay's charity section. MissionFish is the nonprofit organization that manages the process, and with their help more than $81 million has been raised for charities on eBay Giving Works.

You now have the opportunity to sell on IBCRF's behalf, referred to as Community Selling. Choose one or several items and when you are creating your listing on eBay, designate the International Breast Cancer Research Foundation as the organization that you would like to donate a percentage of your winning bid. You can donate 10-100% of the final sale to IBCRF. There is a $5 minimum donation for each listing that sells. Your item will appear with the eBay Giving Works ribbon icon to verify that it is a charity auction. Buyers will be more likely to bid on your item knowing that it is for a good cause.

How Selling for IBCRF Works

IBCRF is already registered as a nonprofit with MissionFish. If you would like to sell an item and donate a percentage of the sale to IBCRF:


Visit IBCRF's MissionFish homepage
Click on the "How it Works" tab
Click on the "Take the eBay Sell your Item Tour"

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