There are many ways we can all work together to eradicate breast cancer. Participating in research is one way, and advocating for change is another. For those of you who are interested in learning how you can become part of the breast cancer advocacy movement, there is no better place to start than the National Breast Cancer Coalition and their annual Advocacy Conference.
We have invited Fran Visco, my friend and the intrepid leader of the National Breast Cancer Coalition, to blog about the conference. Read her blog below and I hope it inspires you to get involved. I have been at most of the conferences and it always energizes me for the rest of the year! Join me and other women from around the country for a great weekend in DC filled with information, workshops, fun and even dancing.
As an advocate with the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation and its Army of Women Program, you are committed to ending breast cancer through research and advocacy. That’s why I am eager to let you know that there is no better place for you to hone your advocacy skills, get the latest news on breast cancer research, and network with the most dynamic advocates in the world, than the National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund’s (NBCC) Advocacy Training Conference. Susan Love and I were among the founders of NBCC back in 1991 and Susan will be among the 60 speakers you will hear in Washington, DC, May 22-25, 2010. She will be speaking on what’s new in breast cancer and conducting a workshop on the different types of breast cancer—you won’t want to miss it.
This Conference has it all—plenary sessions on whether media gets it right on breast cancer with speakers like Dr. Nancy Snyderman; workshops on topics such as “Pregnancy and Breast Cancer Risk,” “Myths and Truths about Breast Cancer,” and “Health Care Reform: What does it mean?” And there’s more—interactive exhibits, luncheons, receptions, a silent auction, and, of course, an incredible Lobby Day to promote NBCC’s legislative priorities on Capitol Hill.
As the country’s largest coalition of breast cancer organizations, NBCC works closely with the Army of Women and is also a beneficiary of the Avon Foundation for Women which supports our premier science training program for breast cancer advocates, Project LEAD®. As partners, we know that the route to ending breast cancer starts with advocates just like you—working on the front lines of change, educating yourselves, and influencing breast cancer research and public policy.
So help us peel back the pink to see what’s really happening in breast cancer today at the 2010 NBCC Advocacy Training Conference. Click here to Register today!
—Fran Visco, NBCC President