National Breast Cancer Coalition

Call to Action Online - September 2014

MARK YOUR CALENDAR! Join NBCC's Virtual Lobby Day Urging Congress to Pass the Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act

Congress plans to leave town without helping end breast cancer. Let's not allow that to happen. On Tuesday, NBCC’s Board members were on Capitol Hill lobbying for our signature legislation, the Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act. And while NBCC’s Board members were in Washington, DC for face-to-face meetings, we know many of our advocates across the country cannot be.

But NBCC still needs your help to tell Congress to pass the Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act before the 113th Congress comes to a close. Join us for a virtual lobby day on September 16 from 10:00am-5:00pm EST.

On September 16 at 10:30 am, we want hundreds of people to share the same post on social media, known in the social media world as a “thunderclap,” urging Congress to pass the Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act. But we need more people to sign up for the campaign by September 16 for it to happen! We need a minimum of 100 people signed up to activate the effort.

Please add your voice to our thunderclap to let your community know:

"I vote & its important to me that the Accelerating the End of #BreastCancer Act pass in this Congress #HR1830 #S865 http://thndr.it/1sdhtUq"

Remember, if we don’t get at least 100 people signed up for the thunderclap, the message will not be sent out.

 On Monday, we will send a follow up email with additional actions for you to take on September 16. For now, let’s concentrate on reaching our goal for the thunderclap.

The time to pass the Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act is indeed now—we can’t afford to wait for the 114th Congress. 40,000 women and 430 men will die from breast cancer this year in the United States alone. Please help us reach our goal of 100 thunderclap supporters.


Tweets of the Month

Please copy, paste and share. 

Pass #HR1830 & #S865, Accelerating the End of #BreastCancer Act NOW http://bit.ly/1CRIEc3 #BCD2020

Join NBCC’s @ThunderclapIt urging Congress to pass the Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act #HR1830 #S865 http://thndr.it/1wcl203

From our Online Center for Advocacy Training: Why Disease Prevention is Right for Ending #breastcancer http://buzz.mw/bcqqf_f #BCSM#BCD2020
 


Registration Open for NBCC’s November Project LEAD® Workshop in DC

NBCC will hold a Project LEAD® Workshop at the Washington Court Hotel on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, from Friday, November 14 to Sunday, November 16, 2014. The Workshop is an introductory level, two-and-a-half day program that will teach the basics of breast cancer science and the biomedical research process, how to more accurately understand scientific information in the news and how to become a more effective breast cancer advocate in your community.

Register today! The general registration deadline is November 7, 2014. Limited scholarships for those in financial need are available. The scholarship and hotel reservation deadline is October 14, 2014. The course is free to NBCC members and annual membership is only $35. Registration is open to those who have not previously taken any Project LEAD® courses.

 If you plan to attend the workshop, you can prepare by visiting the Online Center for NBCC Advocacy Training. At the Online Center, you can take courses on topics such as Breast Cancer Deadline 2020®, Breast Cancer Research, Breast Cancer Science, Changing the System and Influencing Public Policy. Each of these learning opportunities is free of charge. More importantly, these courses will help you prepare for an engaging, fast-paced educational experience at the Project LEAD® workshop.

Join Our ThunderClap!

Help NBCC make a splash as we tell Congress to pass the Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act this session. 
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