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Call to Action Online – April 17, 2023

April 17, 2023

Time is Running Out: Sign up for NBCC’s Summit and Annual Lobby Day

Join NBCC and the many advocates who have already signed up to join us for the annual Advocate Leadership Summit, beginning May 6, followed by Lobby Day for trained attendees on May 9!  The Summit provides unparalleled training and education for advocates who share NBCC’s vision of ending breast cancer and will feature stimulating speakers, engaging workshops, and advocacy training designed to strengthen your advocacy skills. The program will also feature discussions of the latest scientific approaches to ending breast cancer, as well as in-depth updates from scientists and advocates involved in the Artemis Project.

NBCC Wisconsin Advocates Featured in News Story During Team Leader Lobby Day

Read and watch this inspiring story about NBCC advocate Dana Johnson and other Wisconsin advocates, who were profiled in conjunction with the Team Leader Lobby Day in March! M advocate looks to give metastatic breast cancer patients a fighting chance.

NBCC Garners Widespread Bipartisan Support for DOD Breast Cancer Research Program

NBCC advocates have been hard at work influencing the annual Congressional Appropriations process, which will determine government funding levels for Fiscal Year 2024. All told, NBCC advocates garnered bipartisan support from 160 representatives and 30 senators for the DOD Breast Cancer Research Program (DOD BCRP), a longstanding, impactful program. Our advocacy efforts will continue for the remainder of the year with the goal of ensuring level funding of $150 Million for the DOD BCRP.

NBCC’s Metastatic Breast Cancer Access to Care Act Gains Bipartisan Support in House and Senate

NBCC advocates continue to add cosponsors to the Metastatic Breast Cancer Access to Care Act in the 118th Congress. The bipartisan legislation, which as of this writing has already gained 106 cosponsors in the House, eliminates the arbitrary and onerous waiting periods for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits and Medicare coverage for those with metastatic breast cancer. Read Senator Murphy’s press release announcing the introduction of the bill in the Senate. Help spur this critical legislation forward by writing to your lawmakers and encouraging them to pass it now.

Reminder: Join our efforts to advance NBCC 2023 Legislative and Public Policy Priorities

You have the opportunity to drive progress on key policies that are vital to ending breast cancer. Visit our online action center to make an impact right now. Read about our priorities here and stay tuned for opportunities to take action throughout the year.

Become a Member or Make a Gift to Support NBCC’s Public Policy Work Today

NBCC increases federal funding for breast cancer research, expands access to quality health care, and works to create breast cancer healthcare policy and system change. Join us, and thousands of NBCC members and advocates, in our work to ensure breast cancer remains a priority for Congressional and state policymakers. Become a member or make a gift today.

All memberships and gifts made to the National Breast Cancer Coalition’s 501(c)4 are NOT tax-deductible. Financial information about our tax deductible arm, the National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund, can be obtained by contacting us at 2001 L Street, NW, Suite 500 PMB#50111, Washington, DC 20036, or by calling 800-622-2838