Events

Project LEAD Institute 2020

Sunday, July 26 – Friday, July 31, 2020
La Jolla, California


COVID-19 UPDATE: Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, NBCC has made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Project LEAD Institute. We look forward to holding the training again in 2021 and will provide updates when those dates have been determined. Thank you for your interest in Project LEAD.


The Project LEAD® Institute is a six-day intensive science course designed for the lay public to train breast cancer advocates.

Project LEAD Institute 2020

Date: Sunday, July 26 – Friday, July 31, 2020 (CANCELED)

La Jolla, California

The Project LEAD® Institute is a six-day intensive science course designed for the lay public to train breast cancer advocates. The course covers the basics of cancer biology, genetics, epidemiology, research design and advocacy, and provides a foundation of scientific knowledge upon which participants can strengthen and empower themselves as activists. Taught by renowned research faculty, this is a unique opportunity for those interested in learning more about working as an NBCC research advocate.

For a more in-depth look at the Project LEAD experience, please see our Frequently Asked Questions.

Applicants must be members of NBCC who are:

  • Currently involved in the activities of a breast cancer organization
  • Interested in learning the scientific language and concepts of breast cancer to share with their community
  • Motivated to take a seat at the tables where important breast cancer decisions are made
  • Dedicated to supporting NBCC’s mission to end breast cancer for everyone

Tuition is free to NBCC members who are accepted to the course, and includes all workshop materials and meals. Applicants can also apply for need-based scholarships to assist with lodging and travel expenses. Accepted participants must attend the entire course.

In addition to the application form, applicants must submit two letters of recommendation to projectlead@stopbreastcancer.org. Letters must be submitted on this template. Applications will not be considered complete until all pieces are received.

Questions? Please email projectlead@stopbreastcancer.org.

Interested in becoming a Sponsor? Download the Sponsorship Opportunities form to learn more!