2018-19 WBCS Board of Directors
Seated (L-R): Vera Wilson, Jan Lennon, Ellen Irion (Chair), Kellee Selden, Kimberly Jones (Treasurer)
Standing: Linda Short, Margie Edwards, Kadie Jelenchick, Patrica Virnig, Kathleen Dean
Unavailable for photo: Claudia Gavery (Secretary) and Colleen Reilly (Immediate Past President)
WBCS, Inc. was founded in 1998 as an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Its mission is to support early-stage breast cancer research and prostate cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.
Since its founding, WBCS has had a $83 million impact at MCW. Its cumulative investment is $7.05 million to fund research awards and to endow WBCS research professorships in breast cancer research and prostate cancer research. To date, WBCS-funded researchers have leveraged their awards into a substantial ROI of $75.9 million in external research funding.