National Breast Cancer Coalition

President William Jefferson Clinton and the National Breast Cancer Coalition

William Jefferson Clinton
42nd President of the United States

President Clinton's commitment to NBCC's mission to end breast cancer began with his administration and continues to the present time.

Backed by 2.6 million signatures, NBCC urged the Clinton Administration in 1993 to create a National Action Plan on Breast Cancer, an innovative collaboration of government, science, private industry and consumers. President Clinton established the group and asked Fran Visco, President of NBCC, to co-chair the Plan's implementation.

President Clinton later worked with NBCC on the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program and key legislation such as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Act, which have had enormous impact in breast cancer research and in women's lives. President Clinton continues to work tirelessly today toward improving standards of health around the globe.

In 2005, President Clinton and NBCC launched the Virginia Clinton Kelley Fund to honor the memory of President Clinton's mother. The Virginia Clinton Kelley Fund pays tribute to a woman whose life exemplified the vision and strength to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds to achieve her goals, and who embodied the grassroots spirit of the National Breast Cancer Coalition. The Fund supports NBCC's educational programs that train breast cancer survivors to influence research and public policy, foster innovation in research and health care, and expand access to quality care. This fund also supports collaborations among women with breast cancer, researchers and health care stakeholders.  To learn more about the Virginia Clinton Kelley Fund or to make a gift, click here.