In 1992, Andrea Ravinett Martin was only 45 years old, but she had already been diagnosed with cancer twice. She started the Breast Cancer Fund from her living room, determined to make the detection and treatment of the disease a public priority. Since then, the fund has been the leading national organization dedicated to identifying and eliminating the preventable causes of breast cancer. Only a small percentage of breast cancer incidences are genetic, and research has shown environmental factors to play a part in the rise of the disease, such as toxic chemicals and radiation. The Breast Cancer Fund aims to get rid of these factors through education, policy initiatives and campaigns. The fund also hopes that eventually safe detection and treatment will be available for all victims.