The Presidential conventions are behind us. The candidates are officially nominated. The campaigns are in full swing. And in her newest blog on Huffington Post, NBCC President Fran Visco calls for our next President to step up and demonstrate leadership and vision to the women and men in this country and make the end of breast cancer a national priority.
"We want and expect that every person who holds the office of President of the United States will combine leadership with vision. That she or he will be someone who knows the limitations of what is and imagines what can be—and then makes it happen," says Visco in her blog post.
"It is time we disrupt the business and system of breast cancer. It's time we disrupt the status quo. We must create an innovative environment for breast cancer research that will lead us toward the eradication of the disease."
NBCC is asking all those who want to see an end to breast cancer to sign our Petition to the President. We will collect 290,000 signatures—representing the number of women and men who will be diagnosed with breast cancer in this country next year. And we will deliver them to the President shortly after Inauguration Day. We are asking him to bring this nation's leadership, intellectual and creative forces to bear on a matter of utmost importance to everyone, around the world.
If you’ve not yet signed the Petition to the President, please do so now. If you have signed, please email five friends and ask them to sign the petition. Or download the petition to collect signatures and mail them to us.
The election is only two months away. Please help us focus the Presidential candidates’ attention on breast cancer.
In this election year, it’s more important than ever that NBCC advocates speak out about Breast Cancer Deadline 2020®. Many of you will attend town hall events and political rallies, participate in local gatherings, staff tables at events, hold house parties and connect with other advocacy organizations and community groups. We have the resources to help you make an impact in your community and end breast cancer. We need you to bring NBCC’s message to the public.
During Breast Cancer Awareness Month many organizations look for speakers or program ideas. NBCC has a message that is very important for people to hear. Be prepared to communicate that message repeatedly through a variety of media—speaking engagements, handouts, videos, discussions, and question and answer sessions.
Visit our website throughout the month for new information and action ideas. And be sure to get members of your community to sign our Petition to the President asking his public commitment to Breast Cancer Deadline 2020®.
Here are some tools we suggest you share during October:
Blueprint for Breast Cancer Deadline 2020®
Breast Cancer Deadline 2020® Progress Reports
Petition to the President
Breast Cancer Deadline 2020® Powerpoint Presentation
This election season, show the candidates the advocate voice matters.
Sign the Petition to the President today!
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