2012 Annual Advocate Summit – a New Advocate’s Perspective

 What is an advocate? It is a person who defends the cause, a supporter, one who pleads in favor of. The Beyond Pink TEAM is an amazing group of people that has role modeled what advocacy means. On May 5, 3 other advocates and I arrived at the National Breast Cancer Coalition Annual Advocacy Summit. more »

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Senator Tom Harkin Champions Breast Cancer Research Program

The Department of Defense (DOD) Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) was created in 1992 as a result of the National Breast Cancer Coalition’s (NBCC) campaign to increase federal funding for breast cancer research.  Due to NBCC’s efforts and the Congressional leadership of Senators Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Alfonse D’Amato (R-NY) in FY1993 Congress appropriated $210 more »

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Senator Chuck Grassley is a Breast Cancer Hero

Great news!  On May 25th, Senator Grassley (R-IA) along with Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Senators Collins (R-ME), Brown (D-OH), Murkowski (R-AK), Shaheen (D-NH), Heller (R-NV), and Warner (D-VA) introduced the Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act (S. 3237) into the Senate.  Senator Grassley was the impetus for getting around a Senate road-block. Iowans can more »

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Press Release for Breast Cancer Deadline 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Lori Seawel Member – Beyond Pink TEAM Member – National Breast Cancer Coalition 319-240-2556   Iowa Breast Cancer Advocates Mobilize Support for the End of Breast Cancer by January 1, 2020 Cedar Falls/Waterloo, IA, May 25, 2012 – Breast cancer advocates from Iowa are mobilizing support to make the end more »

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NBCC Breast Cancer Deadline 2020

  BPT Members at the NBCC Advocacy Summit (L-R): Trish Pedersen, Christine Carpenter, Lori Seawel, Jacque Bakker It’s time to end breast cancer! While a great deal has previously been done to increase awareness of the importance of regular screening for detection of breast cancer, previous research and technology have not had a significant impact on more »

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