A Mission to End Breast Cancer by 2020

Can we really end breast cancer in ten years? The National Breast Cancer Coalition* (NBCC) believes we can and on September 20, 2010 they launched a call to action for policy makers, researchers, breast cancer advocates and other stakeholders to end the disease by January 2020.

NBCC’s intends to eradicate breast cancer by focusing the the attention of administration, U.S. Congress, research institutions and consumer advocates on breast cancer and is encouraging all those concerned about this disease to become advocates for action and change through its NBCC Center for Advocacy Training.

The Center for NBCC Advocacy Training has developed programs to teach breast cancer activists the strategic and evidence-based approach to advocacy by offering targeted training in breast cancer science and public policy. The Center prepares breast cancer advocates to become agents of action and change in the mission to eradicate breast cancer.

Among the Advocate Training Courses is Project LEAD. Project LEAD is the National Breast Cancer Coalition’s premier science training program for activists. The courses prepare graduates to engage in the wide range of local and national forums where breast cancer decisions are made. Project LEAD graduates bring an educated consumer perspective and critical thinking skills to the important issues and controversies in breast cancer.

To learn more about the advocacy training opportunities offered by the National Breast Cancer Coalition go to http://www.breastcancerdeadline2020.org/

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