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Call to Action Online – February 4, 2020

February 4, 2020

Meet NBCC’s New Chief Communications and Advancement Officer, Lisa McDonald

Lisa McDonald joined NBCC as the Chief Communications and Advancement Officer in late January and brings to NBCC more than 25 years of experience in healthcare communications, marketing, and fundraising. Most recently, Lisa served as a Vice President at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions where she managed marketing, media relations, digital communications, social media, and event promotions. As a Vice President at Reingold, she supervised client accounts and managed the media relations team for a strategic communications firm serving national non-profits, medical societies, and federal government clients. Having served as the Director of Marketing at George Washington University Hospital for more than 16 years, Lisa helped launch and promote the GW Breast Imaging and GW Breast Surgery Centers and earned more than 75 awards for advertising campaigns, publications, websites, and videos. “Breast cancer runs in my family and I am looking forward to meeting the many NBCC advocates and researchers that are dedicated to putting an end to breast cancer.”

You can reach Lisa at or 202-973-0594.

2020 Advocate Leadership Summit – Time to Reserve Your Room

Have you registered for NBCC’s 2020 Summit? Great! Now it’s time to secure your room under NBCC’s hotel room block at the Park Hyatt. Three different types of room are available. You can view the room descriptions on our website and choose the type of room that best suits your needs when making your hotel reservation. Go to:

Haven’t registered? We hope you do. Go to to find out more and to register today!

  • WHEN: Saturday May 2 – Monday May 4, 2020
  • WHERE: Park Hyatt Washington DC
    1201 24th Street NW
    Washington, DC 20037

You can also set up a Summit Champion fundraising page to support NBCC’s mission to end breast cancer, and earn benefits as you progress—such as free Summit registration and/or hotel stay!

To see the preliminary Summit program, go to:

To hear what participants of last year’s Summit had to say about the event, go to:

2020 Project LEAD Institute – Applications Now Open

Want to join the ranks of the most respected and most effective breast cancer advocates in the field of breast cancer advocacy? Now is the time to APPLY! The 2020 Project LEAD Institute will be held on July 26-31 in La Jolla, CA.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, with new applicants accepted monthly. While the final deadline to apply is April 20, 2020, there are limited spots available and the application process is competitive. So don’t wait. Apply today!

If you have already attended Project LEAD, please help us continue to grow the program by recommending advocates from your networks to attend. With your help, we can work together to find an end to breast cancer.

For more information about the Project LEAD Institute, please visit our website.

Make an Impact

NBCC makes certain that patients and other advocates play a meaningful role in policy and research through our unprecedented science training programs for lay advocates. Help us educate leaders and the public about evidence-based decision making in health care. Make your gift now.