Category Archives: NBCC Annual Advocate Summit

The National Breast Cancer Coalition’s Annual Advocate Summit, (formerly the Annual Advocacy Training Conference), gives advocates from around the country and the globe access to NBCC’s premier brand of advocacy training.

Keith Knutson, PhD Offers Research Updates from Year One: Primary Prevention

  May 6, 2012—Knutson presents the vaccine approaches being considered in the Artemis Project®; explains why immunologic pathways hold so much promise, and how the vaccine project is a realizable goal. Bio:Keith L. Knutson, PhD is an Associate Professor in … Continue reading

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President’s Rally Address at the NBCC 2012 Annual Advocate Summit

May 5, 2012—NBCC President Fran Visco shares the accomplishments of year one of Breast Cancer Deadline 2020®; and provides a look ahead to the challenges of year two. Bio: Fran Visco, JD is a more than 20 year breast cancer … Continue reading

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Social Media As a Strategy to Bring an End to Breast Cancer

By Teri Fuller, Advocate, END Breast Cancer Illinois Did you know that you can help us reach our goal to end breast cancer by January 1, 2020, just by using social media like Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn?  I was first inspired … Continue reading

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An Advocate’s Testimony

By Joy Simha, NBCC Board Member Yesterday I testified before the Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee in Washington DC. It was not my first time. But someone asked me about the experience and how I felt. It got me thinking. The … Continue reading

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Smart, Dedicated Women—That’s Why I Have Been a Member of NBCC for 20 Years

By Michele Rakoff, NBCC Board Member & California Field Coordinator After my breast cancer diagnosis and treatment in 1988, I asked, “Why isn’t anyone doing something about breast cancer?”  I was living in Philadelphia and began my advocacy with a … Continue reading

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Right After My First Surgery, I Wanted to Become an NBCC Advocate

By Ann Fonfa When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I was lucky that it was in early 1993. I say that because 1993 was the very first year that NBCC held its Annual Advocacy Training Conference (now the NBCC … Continue reading

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NBCC’s Annual Advocate Summit: “A Personal and Professional Highlight”

By Judi Bartek It’s been my privilege to be a board member of the National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) almost since it’s beginning in 1991.  For the past 20 years attending the NBCC Annual Advocate Summit (formerly the NBCC Annual Advocacy Training Conference) … Continue reading

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