Are You With Us?

For years the breast cancer battle has been about hope.  For decades, the lives of our daughters, mothers, and friends have been in the hands of hope.

Kristin Tieg Torres (L) and Christine Carpenter (R) prepare for Lobby Day

Kristin Tieg Torres (L) and Christine Carpenter (R) prepare for Lobby Day

It isn’t working.  In 1991 the number of American women that died every day was 119.

Today it’s about the same – 110 deaths. Every single day. Twenty years. No significant progress.

We need something more than hope, so the National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) set a deadline of January 1, 2020 to know how to end breast cancer.  Hope is a wish.  The deadline is a commitment.

The National Breast Cancer Coalition is hundreds of groups, including Beyond Pink TEAM, under one umbrella dedicated to ending breast cancer. We cannot end breast cancer alone.  It’s time to get serious about ending breast cancer. Yes. Ending breast cancer.  Join the voices of all those in Iowa who are saying, “We stand behind Breast Cancer Deadline 2020.”

Add your group to the list of organizations and policy makers calling for an end to breast cancer.  These Iowa organizations have committed to:

  • Becoming educated about the issues and solutions to end breast cancer by January 1, 2020
  • Communicating to others about Breast Cancer Deadline 2020, and asking them to join the campaign.


Organizational Endorsements for Deadline 2020


Beyond Pink TEAM

Iowa Breast Cancer Edu-action

Washington DC 2013-7

This photo was taken at the NBCC Advocacy conference in May 2013, which several BPT members attended.

Splash of Color Breast Cancer Support Group

Allen Hospital

Covenant Cancer Treatment Center

Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare

Cedar Valley Breast Care Center

Eastern Iowa Chapter of Oncology Nursing Society

NuCara – New Image Boutique

Mercy Center for Breast Health – Mason City

St. Lukes Bone and Breast Health – Cedar Rapids

Partners in Obstetrics and Gynecology – Waterloo

Breast Care Center United Medical Park



City of Waterloo and Mayor Buck Clark

Iowa State Senator Bill Dotzler – District 31

Iowa State Senator Jeff Danielson – District 30

UNI’s Recycle, Reuse Technology Transfer Center – Dr. Catherine Zeman

Community Memorial Hospital – Sumner – Lynne Niemann

City of Cedar Falls and Mayor Jon Crews

Iowa State Representative Bob Kressig – District 19

UNI’s Center for Energy and Environmental Education – Dr. Kamyar Enshayan

City of Dike and Mayor Michael Soppe

Integrative Medicine for Women and Dr. Marilyn Hines

Visions Hair Studio and Mo Hardy

Clark and Associates Prosthetics – Jill Roberts

Edward Jones Investments – Jana Eilderts

Waverly Health Center – Kyle Richards

Iowa State Representative Walt Rogers – District 20

Former U.S. Representative Leonard Boswell

U.S. Representative Steve King

U.S. Representative Tom Latham

U.S. Representative Dave Loebsack


To learn more and endorse Breast Cancer Deadline 2020, go to or contact Christine Carpenter by email:  or phone: 319/266-0194.


Are you with us?

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