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Call to Action Online – September 30, 2020

September 30, 2020

The systems of policy and decision making must be based on science.

NBCC joined 78 other organizations to send the message: Follow science, not politics to address the COVID-19 pandemic in a letter published in the Washington, DC, edition of the Wall Street Journal. Read the full letter here.

That message resonates with breast cancer advocates: we must have evidence-based, science based, decision making if we are to end breast cancer. That policy underscores our work to push for drugs that are accessible and save lives, to educate and train advocates and to develop a policy agenda that will expand access to evidence based care.

NBCC will continue working to ensure that science and not politics is at the forefront of breast cancer and all public health crises.

What is different about this October?

While we work through the pink, NBCC is moving forward with our post deadline agenda. We recently published our White Paper and a Third Party Assessment, that described our deadline work, evaluated its effectiveness and set a plan for the future. Our October plans include an additional public focus on breast cancer deaths and a renewed emphasis on innovative, collaborative research approaches that will help end breast cancer. If you have not done so, read the White Paper and the Assessment. We welcome your reactions and your input. Contact us at and let us know what you think.

Keep the momentum going with NBCCs Stop the Clock Campaign

Every 13 minutes, a woman dies of breast cancer. We must honor their memories with action. Through our “Stop the Clock” campaign, which NBCC launched in September and will continue throughout October, and beyond, we’re doing just that.

Here Are 5 Ways to take action today to help us stop the clock on breast cancer:

  1. Join NBCC as a Member.  Join with thousands of individuals and hundreds of organizations fighting to end breast cancer.
  2. Lend Your Voice. Contact your elected officials about today’s top issues. Visit our Action Center for easy to use online tools to make your voice heard with your elected officials. Simply log in, enter your address, and you will be provided with geographically targeted social media posts and emails that you can send with the push of a button.
  3. Make a Donation.  Support research, education, and training, and our mission to end breast cancer.
  4. Sign up for Our National Action Network. Learn more about timely policy issues and how to take action.
  5. Learn More About Issues Facing the Breast Cancer Community.  Learn about our 2020 legislative and public policy priorities

Ways to Help Support NBCC


It is now a virtual fundraising world. And NBCC is a part of it. Our annual New York Gala and Les Girls Cabaret are combining and going virtual. Save the date: Sunday, December 6, 2020. More info to come soon! Save the date should be bold italics

Shop to support NBCC

To honor those who are dear to you, in memory of those who are gone, and for the millions of others who are at risk, please consider purchasing a keepsake bracelet this October or for your holiday gifts. Purchase a Gift or Keepsake to end breast cancer from from now and throughout all of October.

We have chosen a Black Onyx Bracelet, for which 100% of the profits will go to NBCC. You can  choose another beaded bracelet or select an item from the silver collection, and 50% of the profits will be directed to NBCC.

Use the promo code NBCC2020 to receive discounted pricing and ensure that NBCC receives a portion of the profits! Visit the NBCC Collection Here.

Tell us your NBCC Advocacy Story

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 want to share your advocacy 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.

Tell Us Your Advocacy Story

Make a Donation and Double Your Impact

Every second counts in our efforts to achieve the goal of ending breast cancer. And every dollar made equates to more lives saved.

Now, you could double your impact. With your donation before November 30th, 2020, your gift will be doubled thanks to the Vance Wall Foundation, who will match all gifts received up to $100,000.

A $1,000 or more gift entitles you to a membership in the President’s Council, an exclusive membership group with special benefits. Members receive regular communications directly from President Fran Visco on current breast cancer issues, recognition in publications, and invitations to special events.

Please let us count on you with a tax-deductible contribution to the National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund. Your gift is more than a contribution. It is an investment that will enable us to end breast cancer, once and for all. Donate today.