National Breast Cancer Coalition

Call to Action Online - December 4, 2019

Help End Breast Cancer: 7 Ways to Get Involved with NBCC

1. Donate

Through the generosity of our supporters, the National Breast Cancer Coalition advances its mission to end breast cancer. Make your gift now - to support our efforts.

Thanks to the generosity of the Joyce and Irving Goldman Family Foundation, every gift received by the end of the year will be doubled by the Joyce Goldman Matching Fund - up to $100,000.

2. Apply for Project LEAD

We are pleased to announce that applications for the 2020 Project LEAD Institute are now open. The Institute will be held in La Jolla, CA from Sunday, July 26 – Friday, July 31, 2020.

Project LEAD is NBCC’s premier science training program, providing lay advocates with rigorous coursework in the science of breast cancer. Over six days, participants will learn from expert instructors the basics of such concepts as cancer biology, genetics, epidemiology, and research design. Arming advocates with this fundamental scientific knowledge gives them the tools they need to sit at all tables where decisions about breast cancer are made. With informed advocates involved in the research process, we can truly make progress towards our mission of ending breast cancer for everyone.

To apply, interested advocates must submit an online questionnaire, as well as two letters of recommendation from individuals who can speak to their advocacy work. This year, we will again be implementing a rolling admissions process, accepting a round of applicants every month beginning in January, 2020. There are a limited number of seats at the Project LEAD Institute, so we encourage advocates to apply early. The final application deadline is Monday, April 20, 2020.

For more information about the Institute and the application process, visit our website or contact Skye Wilson at


3. Attend the Advocate Leadership 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.

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

4. Attend Lobby Day

After joining us for the Advocate Leadership Summit, stay for lobby day and join us as we go to Capitol Hill to meet with Representatives and Senators to advocate for NBCC’ s legislative and public policy priorities.

5. Join the National Action Network

Want to help NBCC move our legislative and public policy priorities forward? Sign up for the National Action Network and receive Action Alerts with information about concrete things you can do to advance our priorities and our mission to end breast cancer.

6. Become a Member

Join the tens of thousands like you who want an end to breast cancer. For just $35 a year, you can become an NBCC member and receive special benefits. For more information about being a member, visit the Become a Member page.

7. Follow us on Social Media and Share our Posts

Follow NBCC on social media and see all our latest updates. Help spread the news by sharing our posts with your friends and followers.

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NBCC Advocate Research Poster at 2019 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

For those of you attending the 2019 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium next week, we encourage you to stop by the poster session on Friday, December 13, 2019 from 7:00am – 9:00am. Dedicated NBCC advocates - Judy Perkins and Tracy Leduc – will be presenting the results of an NBCC advocate research project they, together with Michele Atlan and Andrea Hutton, authored. The poster title is:

An analysis of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) breast cancer research portfolio and the Department of Defense (DOD) Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) funding for metastatic breast cancer research in fiscal year 2016

We hope to see you there.