National Breast Cancer Coalition

For Immediate Release:

National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund Now Accepting Applications For Advocacy In Action Grants

National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund (NBCC) announces a call for applications for Advocacy in Action Grants to be awarded in 2010, with a potential for renewal in 2011. Applications will be accepted from June 7 through July 9, 2010. Winners will be announced in September. 

NBCC will award up to 20 grants to be used to expand public policy and advocacy work of NBCC in local communities. Applicants should specifically describe how they will use the funds to support the NBCC mission of ending breast cancer through research, access and influence. 

Winning organizations will be expected to further public policy and legislative priorities of NBCC, as well as advance their own organization's grassroots advocacy in their local community. Current NBCC member groups that are 501 (c)(3) and/or 501 (c)(4) organizations are eligible to apply. To apply online, please visit http://web.raffa.com/nbccGrants/.Grants are made possible by the generous support of the Breast Cancer Fund of National Philanthropic Trust.

About NBCCF
The National Breast Cancer Coalition is a grassroots membership organization dedicated to ending breast cancer through the power of action and advocacy. Along with the National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund, its research and education arm, NBCC’s main goals are to promote research into the cause of, and optimal preventive and treatment interventions for, breast cancer through increased federal funding, fostering of innovation and collaborative approaches, and improved accountability; to improve access to quality breast cancer care for all women, from screening through diagnosis, treatment and care, particularly for the underserved and uninsured, through legislation and change in systems of delivery of health care; and to educate and empower women and men as advocates, increasing the involvement and influence of those living with breast cancer and other breast cancer activists wherever and whenever breast cancer decisions are made. For more information, visit www.StopBreastCancer.org.

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