National Breast Cancer Coalition

Call to Action May 2014

NBCC Advocates Storm Capitol Hill Increasing Support for the Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act

Breast Cancer Deadline 2020® advocates are storming Capitol Hill today urging their members of Congress to support NBCC’s groundbreaking legislation, the Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act.

This legislation — NBCC’s #1 legislative priority — was first introduced in the 112th Congress and reintroduced in May 2013 in the 113th Congress. Currently, the Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act has 193 co-sponsors in the House of Representatives and 30 in the Senate. NBCC has a goal: 218 co-sponsors in the House and 51 in the Senate by Mother's Day.

If you cannot be on Capitol Hill today, call, write or tweet your representatives and urge them to co-sponsor this vital legislation. Today hundreds of NBCC advocates from across the country are walking the Halls of Congress, demanding support for our legislation. We need YOU to help us reach our Mother's Day goal. 

The Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act focuses on identifying strategies for primary prevention, stopping women from getting breast cancer, and understanding and preventing metastasis. The Act would create the Commission to Accelerate the End of Breast Cancer comprised of representatives from biomedical research, business, breast cancer advocacy and other disciplines, who have demonstrated an ability to be innovative.

This tactical Commission would identify promising opportunities, tools, technology and ideas not currently being prioritized for breast cancer by the public and private sectors, but which hold true promise in ending breast cancer. It will leverage these opportunities and maximize prior investments in these areas.

The 2014 Advocate Leadership Summit Disrupts the Status Quo

The 2014 Advocate Leadership Summit, with an incredible lineup of speakers, disrupted the status quo by taking an innovative approach to breast cancer issues.

Attendees heard presentations on topics ranging from research being done through the Department of Defense (DOD) Breast Cancer Program (BCRP) to grassroots community organizing, and were exposed to new and innovative strategies that they will implement when they return to their communities.

Advocate/Speaker Meet-ups provided ample opportunity for researchers,organizers, social media experts and advocates to interact in an intimate environment. By the end of the Summit, advocates were inspired and armed with information, ideas and tools necessary to energize their communities to be disrupters for change and end breast cancer and to head to Capitol Hill to ask their members of Congress to support the Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act. 

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By Mother's Day 
House: 218
Senate: 51

Write, call or tweet your representative and ask them to support the Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act. 

Demand Support Now.