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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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Making Advocacy Opportunities Happen

By Beverly Canin Many advocates know I was a speaker at the 2012 ASCO Annual Meeting in June in Chicago.  I presented an advocate perspective in an Educational Session, “Designing Clinical Trials for the Elderly.” I felt not only that it … 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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A Father’s Day Tribute to Judge James E. Barlow

By Melissa Barlow-Fischer Since June is the month that we celebrate our Fathers, I’m honored to tell you about an exceptional man:  Judge James E. Barlow, my dad.  He was a very charismatic, intelligent, respected State Representative, District Attorney, and District … 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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Hawkeye Strategy Proving Successful to Achieving Local Goals for Breast Cancer Deadline 2020®

By Christine Carpenter Iowa’s Beyond Pink TEAM (BPT) is close to gathering one-third of its Presidential petition signatures and organizational endorsement targets.  Here’s how we attribute our success: we began organizing our campaign in February by gathering  a group of … 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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