Lindsay Neilson wrote -
The Vera Bradley Classic is one of the largest amateur women's golf and tennis charity tournaments in the country. With the support of 2,500 valued participants, sponsors, volunteers and friends, the Classic raised more than $1 million in 2012! The Classic pledges to raise spirits, hope, awareness and resources for the fight against breast cancer. Proceeds from the Classic support the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer Research Laboratories at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center.
The Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer was founded on courage, compassion and commitment. Moved by the loss of their dear friend, Mary Sloan, Vera Bradley Co-founders Barbara Bradley Baekgaard and Patricia R. Miller embraced the cause and began raising funds for breast cancer research in 1993. Their mission: To save lives and to put an end to the disease that took their friend and so many more.