“Your chance of winning Bunco is 1:12. In the U.S., the chance of a woman being diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in her lifetime is about 1 in 8.”
(source of statistic: The American Cancer Society)

Bunco for Breast Cancer Frequently Asked Questions

What is Bunco?
Bunco is a dice game played by a group of twelve people, each of whom typically contributes around $10 to a pot that is awarded to the winners of the game.  It’s really a social group and a great reason for women to get together and have a good time once a month.

How did the idea for Bunco for Breast Cancer come about? 
A Clarendon Hills, Illinois Bunco group came up with the idea of donating their February 2001 Bunco pot to the fight against breast cancer.  They did this in honor of their friend Mary Green, a working mother of four and breast cancer survivor. They went on to establish Bunco for Breast Cancer  which, since inception,  has motivated  Bunco groups everywhere to donate over $1,437,160 to their sole beneficiary, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Who makes up Bunco For Breast Cancer today? 
In all, more than 450 Bunco groups from states have joined the cause and played in the name of Bunco For Breast Cancer, many of them hosting silent auctions and other fundraising activities.

How can existing Bunco groups participate?
Participation is easy.  Just browse our Web site  for information on how to participate, organize your own event and donate your funds directly to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. You can fill out our organizer Q&A either before or after your event.

Can people who don’t play Bunco still participate?
Absolutely!  Bunco is a simple game to learn and anyone or any group can organize a Bunco For Breast Cancer tournament or party. 

Is this all about raising money?
No!  Bunco for Breast Cancer is also about raising awareness of good breast health, offering an opportunity for women (and men)—whether or not they are affected by breast cancer-- to gather in support and friendship and have a good time. A Bunco For Breast Cancer party is often described as a “girls night out with a mission”. Of course, raising funds for breast cancer research provides the inspiration and purpose. 

How is the money collected?
We recommend that registrations be made online through our Bunco For Breast Cancer donation form, or by checks made out to BCRF. Individual organizers inform participants of specific details at their events.

How does BCRF receive the proceeds?
Checks can be sent directly to BCRF. Groups may also arrange for funds to be collected online via our Bunco For Breast Cancer donation form Email paltman@bcrfcure.org for more information.
Checks should be made payable to:
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Mail to:
Pat Altman/Bunco for Breast Cancer
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
60 East 56th Street, 8th floor
New York, NY 10022

Do you offer support  for people with breast cancer?
Please follow these links to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation Frequently Asked Questions and general resources. We encourage all women to visit these sites for additional information about breast cancer, and to talk to their doctors about self-exams and mammograms.

© 2011 Bunco For Breast Cancer
The Bunco For Breast Cancer name, logo and tagline, Roll the Dice, Beat the Odds, are registered marks of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and may not be used without permission or to benefit any other breast cancer organization.