NBCC’s Advocate Leadership Summit is in Full Swing!
For the past two weeks, more than 200 advocates from across the country have joined virtually to participate in exciting plenaries and workshops, designed to stimulate discussion and further hone their advocacy skills. In addition, participants have joined in online networking sessions, allowing them to engage in thought-provoking discussions with their fellow advocates, sharing ideas and stories during these difficult times.
Highlights of the Summit so far include:
We have more excellent programming scheduled for the coming weeks, including presentations on disparities in breast cancer, research advocacy, screening, and how the 2020 elections will affect policy surrounding breast cancer. The Summit will culminate in a Virtual Lobby Day on June 16.
To learn more or to register for the Summit, please visit our website.
Tell us your NBCC Advocacy Story
NBCC Advocates are fierce! Through training, education, and networking, NBCC Advocates have influenced policy on both the local and national levels, pushed for access to healthcare for all, and supported research focused on ending breast cancer. We are focused on the day when breast cancer is over and done. Impossible? We don’t think so.
We are part of NBCC for a reason, and that reason is different for each of you. You may be a survivor or the family member of someone who has breast cancer or has lost their life to breast cancer. Or, another reason entirely. We need your stories. Why are you an NBCC advocate? We need to expand our advocate outreach if we are going to achieve our mission. Sharing your BOLD personal advocacy story can motivate others to get involved, drive progress, influence policy, and change the future. We want to share your story with others so they, too, can become a catalyst in our fight to end breast cancer. Let them know it is not only possible to change the world, but that each one of us can help make that happen. We all have a story.
Measuring the Coronavirus Impact on the Breast Cancer Community
Even if you responded to prior NBCC surveys, we are asking you to help us share the Breast Cancer and Coronavirus survey with your network, so that NBCC can assess the impact of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) in real-time.
On an ongoing basis, NBCC is working to determine what public policies we should be focusing on to make certain the needs of the breast cancer community met. We need your help and would like to hear more about the challenges breast cancer patients and caregivers are facing because of the pandemic, including accessing care in their community.
Please click here to answer this quick survey. We will publish the results and analyze them to determine what policy steps NBCC can take moving forward.
Make an Impact – Your Donation is Doubled Through June 15th
We are stronger together, and real progress can be made if we use our collective power to bring focus to ending breast cancer. Help us educate leaders and the public about evidence-based decision making in breast cancer issues. A special thank you to our generous donors at the Vance Wall Foundation who will match your donation between now and June 15th. Make your gift now.