The RI Breast Cancer Coalition advocates are committed to supporting and promoting the Breast Cancer Deadline 2020 Campaign initiated by the National Breast Cancer Coalition. We believe this Deadline can be met and we are fully engaged in its efforts to identify a vaccine to prevent breast cancer and research to identify why and how the disease spreads to other organs causing metastatic disease which women ultimately causes a woman’s death.
Integral to the success of Breast Cancer Deadline 2020 is a change in the conversation about breast cancer. Media, advocates, survivors, researchers, policy makers and others must be educated in order to shift the essential public dialogue about breast cancer from awareness and mammography to prevention and saving lives.
Leaders in government, industry and all areas are being urged to embrace the Deadline with courage and conviction and make ending breast cancer a priority. Members of the RI Breast Cancer Coalition are interacting with our Congressional Delegation in Washington DC to push for appropriate policies and discussions about breast cancer. Strategies include a petition drive, the design of legislation that compliments the campaign and advocacy efforts that secure declarations of support from policy leaders.
The Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act has been introduced in the US Senate by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and in the House of Representatives as well.
One of the primary objectives of Breast Cancer Deadline 10120 is to facilitate collaboration in all areas of research and minimize unnecessary competition. NBCC is leading an effort to encourage all stakeholders involved in research, particularly the scientific community, to work together to create synergy and develop partnerships to advance the pace if research.
Breast Cancer Deadline 2020 has one goal: By January 1, 2020, we must understand how to prevent people from getting breast cancer in the first place and how to prevent them from dying from the disease. Breast cancer advocates are engaged throughout the process to make certain that location, economic status, and societal factors are not barriers to access. NBCC provides survivors and other advocates the education, tools, training and actions that enable us to take leadership roles in clinical, scientific, policy and legislative decision making that affects breast cancer research and public policy.
We invite YOU to become a trained breast cancer advocate and participate in ending this disease for the next generation. Ribbons, races and walks will never end breast cancer. WANTED: Assertive, committed, individuals not satisfied with the status quo and willing to push the envelope and demand actions to end breast cancer by the end of the decade.
Please visit BreastCancerCaucus.org today. Working together we can end breast cancer by January 1, 2020.
Rhode Island Breast Cancer Coalition
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