National Breast Cancer Coalition

Urge Your Senators to Sign the DOD BCRP Letter Today!

It is time to get signatures on this year’s Senate letter in support of funding for the Department of Defense (DOD) peer-reviewed Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP). The deadline for your Senators to sign is Thursday, March 29th. Our grassroots supporters must take action to urge their Senators to sign the letter! 

Contact your Senators and ask them to sign the DOD Breast Cancer Research Program letterThis is the list of who signed last year; if your Senator(s) are on the list, thank them and ask them to sign again. If your Senator(s) are not on the list, ask them to sign on this year. They have all received a "Dear Colleague" letter asking them to sign on from Senator Kristen E. Gillibrand (D-NY) but they must hear from you and your network!

Your message to your Senators is:
I urge you to show your support for ending breast cancer by signing the letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Cochran and Ranking Member Durbin calling for $150 million for the DOD peer-reviewed Breast Cancer Research Program for FY 2019.

If your Senator(s) agrees to sign the letter, her/his staff should email Francesca Longo ( in Senator Gillibrand's office to make it happen. 

Also email us at NBCC and let us know that your Senator(s) has agreed to sign the letter or if you have any questions.

The action you are taking will let your Senators know how important the DOD BCRP is to breast cancer research. If a Senator has questions you can’t answer, let us know and we’ll follow-up.