St. Louis, MO, January 29, 2014—Mary Lynn Faunda Donovan is joining the National Breast Cancer Coalition Board of Directors to support Breast Cancer Deadline 2020®. The National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) is a powerful voice, speaking for women and men across the country demanding an end to breast cancer. “Breast Cancer Deadline 2020® is a call to action and Mary Lynn has the vision and strength to take on a leadership role to achieve this goal. All of us—advocates, researchers, policy makers, all who care about breast cancer—must cooperate in new ways. It’s time to change 20 years of incremental progress and know how to end breast cancer by January 1, 2020,” said NBCC President Fran Visco.
Ms. Donovan is a 18-year breast cancer survivor and will represent the St. Louis Breast Cancer Coalition (SLBCC) where she has served on the Board since 2010. She is actively engaged in NBCC’s grassroots leadership, serving as a Team Leader and Field Coordinator, and looks forward to joining the Board, which is made up of women and men committed to knowing how to end this disease by January 1, 2020. In 2003 NBCC was named one of the 20 most influential groups in health policy based on a survey of congressional staff – the only grassroots group and the only breast cancer organization to make the list.
About The St. Louis Breast Cancer Coalition
The St. Louis Breast Cancer Coalition (SLBCC) is committed to the eradication of breast cancer through advocacy and education and has been a member organization of the NBCC since its founding in 1992. SLBCC's individual members help influence legislation, secure funding for breast cancer research and treatment and encourage peer and advocate reviewed scientific research.
About The National Breast Cancer Coalition
The National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) is dedicated to knowing how to end breast cancer by January 1, 2020 through the power of grassroots action and advocacy. NBCC supports increased federal funding for breast cancer research; monitors how research funds are spent; expands access to quality health care for all; and ensures that trained advocates influence all decision making that affects breast cancer. Join NBCC, learn more and take action. Visit BreastCancerDeadline2020.org.