National Breast Cancer Coalition

Call to Action Online - December 2014

Give a World Without Breast Cancer 

If you’re like us, you are still enjoying leftover turkey and feeling the generosity of the giving season. What you may not know is today is #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving.  We invite you to join this new tradition by making a donation to NBCC today. At NBCC, we strive to realize a world without breast cancer, and we can’t do it without you. Click here to donate and view a video about our vision.

When we set a deadline to know how to end breast cancer four years ago, we knew it would be difficult to achieve and controversial to try. But we are well on our way, and that is in large part because of you. Whether you donate, share our social media posts or take time out of your day to tell your friends and neighbors about the Deadline, you are a critical part of our team. With your help, we can achieve this ambitious goal to end breast cancer. Thank you for giving the gift of ending this disease and supporting Breast Cancer Deadline 2020® 

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Change the Conversation: Breast Cancer Deadline 2020® 

NBCC made great progress in 2014. Whether the advancements were made in research, public policy, advocate education or the media, NBCC continued to lead the way in knowing how to end breast cancer.

NBCC is an organization of individuals who think outside the box and seek answers to the most critical questions in ending breast cancer. How can we prevent breast cancer? Why does breast cancer spread to other places in the body and how can we stop it? NBCC moved closer to having answers this year.

Here are just a few examples of our progress:

  • NBCC expanded the group of scientists and advocates working on the Artemis Project®, broadening the disciplines, perspectives and institutions fueling this effort.
  • NBCC held its fourth annual meeting of the Artemis Project® for a Preventive Vaccine, and the second annual meeting of the Artemis Project® for the Prevention of Metastasis.
  • NBCC brought its voice to a number of international clinical trials on the development of cutting edge treatments
  • NBCC convened a unique group of leaders at the 2014 Advocate Leadership Summit, bringing veteran and new advocates together to build leadership skills and participate in small group interactions with researchers and thought leaders.
  • NBCC held a Project LEAD® Workshop in November; our proud new LEAD graduates learned about cancer biology, genetics, epidemiology, research design and advocacy.  
  • NBCC re-launched the Online Center for NBCC Advocacy Training with a set of new learning modules from the 2014 Advocate Leadership Summit. 
  • NBCC advocates expanded the network of local, state and federal public officials who endorse Breast Cancer Deadline 2020®.
  • In May, NBCC held a Congressional briefing, “Breast Cancer 101: What you need to Know to Help End Breast Cancer” in the Rayburn House Office Building.
  • In August, NBCC held a successful virtual lobby day, securing more cosponsors for our landmark legislation, the Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act.
  • NBCC issued updates to various constituencies on progress related to the breast cancer deadline and engaged the media in our work, included NPR’s All Things Considered, which aired a favorable piece in September that highlighted NBCC’s collaboration with the research community.

NBCC accomplished a great deal in 2014, and we are excited to begin a new year. We are advocates, women and men with breast cancer and those who care about ending it. Become a leader in this movement. Check back for the opportunity to register for the 2015 Advocate Leadership Summit. In the meantime, take advantage of the Online Center for NBCC Advocacy Training. Do your part and join us on our journey to know how to end breast cancer. We have a Deadline! Are you with us?

Hillary Rodham Clinton Honored at NBCC's Annual Gala in New York

The National Breast Cancer Coalition hosted its Annual New York Gala on November 19 in New York City. This year, NBCC was proud to honor Hillary Rodham Clinton, Cindi Leive, Editor-in-Chief, Glamour, and advocates Ghecemy Lopez and Wanda Lucas.

These awards recognize individuals who have made a true difference in the world of breast cancer and embody the spirit of NBCC—passionate, relentless and mission-driven social justice innovators. NBCC was pleased to recognize them for their leadership and the extraordinary work they have done toward ending breast cancer.

“NBCC first met Hillary Rodham Clinton in October 1992. At that meeting a group of us explained what we wanted to do in forming this Coalition. She got us. And she cared about us,” recalled Visco as she introduced Secretary Clinton, “In NBCC’s world, the world of activism, there is no higher accolade that to say, ‘She gets the right things done.’ That is Hillary Rodham Clinton. Whatever progress NBCC has made on our mission to end breast cancer, whatever movement there has been to better access to care and science for all women, Hillary Rodham Clinton had a hand in it.”

Also honored at the annual gala was Cindi Leive, Editor-in-Chief of Glamour 

“I was pleased to honor Cindi Leive at our annual gala,” said Visco, “She is a prime example of a worthy recipient of the NBCC Leadership Award. She has used her formidable platform and her voice to further women's health and in particular breast cancer.” 

“Fran Visco is one of the bravest women I know,” said Leive, “The National Breast Cancer Coalition is unique and unapologetic in its fight against breast cancer, and I am proud to be a part of it.”

Grassroots advocates play a critical role in NBCC’s success, and we celebrate their success.

“In addition to honoring Former Secretary Clinton and Cindi Leive, I always enjoy recognizing the commitment and vision of our grassroots advocates. They are incredible women who understand the importance of our mission to end breast cancer,” said Visco. This year’s Advocacy Awards went to Ghecemy Lopez and Wanda Lucas.

“It is a privilege to be the voice of my community as we move forward working together toward reaching Breast Cancer Deadline 2020®,” said Lopez, “I was thrilled to receive this award.”

 “Because of NBCC’s Project LEAD® I feel empowered to advocate for Breast Cancer Deadline 2020®,” said Lucas, “I am proud to represent an organization with such determination and vision.”