National Breast Cancer Coalition

Call to Action Online - September 30, 2019

October: A Month of Action to End Breast Cancer

While breast cancer is at the forefront of our nation’s attention during October, just knowing about something doesn’t get results. For NBCC, awareness is complacent. NBCC is about action to end breast cancer.

For nearly 30 years, NBCC has worked tirelessly to identify and eliminate the barriers to ending breast cancer. We continue to challenge the status quo and empower thousands of breast cancer survivors to become effective advocates for the right research and the right laws, and for access to quality health care for all. Our unwavering courage to take on the tough battles and the tenacity to keep moving forward until we win has made NBCC the strong organization that it is. With the help of our educated advocates taking on leadership roles, we have transformed the breast cancer landscape.

Our accomplishments have been great, but, we have a way to go before we reach our mission. We will lose 41,760 women and 500 men in the United States this year to breast cancer. And more than 600,000 worldwide. Isn’t it time we stop losing the women and men we love to breast cancer?

For this October, take one or more of the actions below to end breast cancer. Or add in one of your own.


  • Make a donation to NBCC by clicking here.

    *** The Joyce Goldman Matching Fund will match every gift, up to $100,000.

  • Join us at one of our events.
  • Contact your Representatives and Senators and ask them to cosponsor the Metastatic Breast Cancer Access to Care Act. Check the list to see who still needs to sign on.
  • Sign up for the 2020 Annual Advocate Leadership Summit (link)
  • Post on social media, or share one of NBCC posts.

 Once you do act, start planning your next action for November and then each month after that. Because every month is a month we need to act to end breast cancer. We cannot stop. Together, we can do this. Together, we will end breast cancer.

Early Bird Registration Now Open for NBCC’s 2020 Summit!

Join us May 2-4, 2020 at the Park Hyatt in Washington, D.C., for the 2020 Advocate Leadership Summit. Come to sharpen your research and public policy advocacy skills, and engage with researchers and fellow advocates dedicated to ending breast cancer. On Tuesday, May 5, 2020, we will once again take to Capitol Hill for our annual Lobby Day.

This year we are offering an early bird registration discount. See fee structure below.

  • Early bird registration (through Dec. 2019): $300
  • Regular registration (beginning Jan. 1, 2020): $350
  • Get an additional $50 off for referring a new Summit attendee and $100 off for referring 2 or more new attendees.

To take advantage of these discounts, gather your fellow breast cancer advocates, and register today!

The registration fee covers all plenary presentations, workshops, talks, and panels, as well as meals, snacks, and beverages during the conference, and bus transportation to the Hill on Lobby Day.

Visit our website for more information about the 2020 Summit and hotel lodging.


NBCC LA Open – Women’s Pro Squash Doubles Tournament – October 10-13, 2019 – Los Angeles, CA

NBCC is the beneficiary of the largest pro women’s squash doubles event on the West Coast. The tournament, at the prestigious Jonathan Club, is a competitive draw featuring world class athletes, a Pro-Am draw, and premier social events. Sponsorships, player packages and guest tickets are still available here.


Les Girls – October 20, 2019 – Avalon Hollywood – Los Angeles, CA

There are just a few weeks left to join us at the 19th annual Les Girls Cabaret on Sunday, October 20, 2019, at the Avalon Hollywood. Our lineup of performers includes Carole King, Eric McCormack, Burl Moseley, Lea Thompson, and Steven Weber. This year we will honor Cindy Harrell-Horn and sponsorships and tickets are still available, but going fast. Reserve your spot today by clicking here.


New York Gala – October 28, 2019 – The Pierre – New York, NY

We are excited to announce this year’s New York Gala honoree, Devika Bulchandani, President, McCann New York. We will also honor two outstanding advocates Dale Eastman and Valencia Robinson. We look forward to celebrating with everyone on Monday, October 28, 2019 at the Pierre Hotel. To purchase tickets or become a sponsor, please click here.