Washington, D.C, November 5, 2010—The National Breast Cancer Coalition has awarded 20 Advocacy in Action grants totaling $100,000 to member organizations selected by a competitive application process to assist groups in forwarding advocacy locally.
"These grants will help these organizations build a movement that will spread across the country beginning in their own communities so we can move our advocacy efforts beyond awareness to a meaningful discussion that challenges the current system and asks the question, 'what will it take to end breast cancer by 2020,'" said Fran Visco, president of NBCC. "We are encouraged by their commitment to achieving this deadline and we are pleased to make these grants available to our member organizations in support of their advocacy to help us advance our goal of ending breast cancer by January 1, 2020."
The winning organizations receiving $5,000 each are: Grants were made to: Adelphi University/Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program; Annie Appleseed Project; Alamo Breast Cancer Foundation; Between Women, Inc.; Breast Cancer Care and Research Fund; Breast Cancer Resource Centers of Texas; Capital Region Action Against Breast Cancer (CRAAB!); Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.; Florida Breast Cancer Foundation; Georgia Breast Cancer Coalition Fund; Linda Creed Epstein Foundation; Michigan Breast Cancer Coalition; Minnesota Breast Cancer Coalition; New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition; Nueva Vida; Rhode Island Breast Cancer Coalition; SHARE; Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation; Wisconsin Breast Cancer Coalition; and Women at Risk.
These awards, which are generously funded by the Breast Cancer Fund of National Philanthropic Trust, will be utilized by the 20 organizations for a variety of purposes, including: outreach programs to engage diverse communities in advocacy; meetings in state capitals to promote advocacy agendas; expanding advocacy outreach through websites and newsletters; and assisting individuals through scholarships to attend research/science advocacy training course and/or the Advocacy Training Conference in Washington, DC.
About the National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC)
The National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) is dedicated to ending breast cancer by 2020 through the power of grassroots action and advocacy. NBCC increases funding for breast cancer research; monitors how those funds are spent; expands access to quality health care for all; and ensures that trained advocates influence all decision making that impacts breast cancer. Join NBCC, learn more and take action – visit www.BreastCancerDeadline2020.org.