2011 Awareness Day Activities
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
• Write your local paper, television station or radio station, and include our list: 13 Facts Everyone Should Know about Metastatic Breast Cancer
• Print out and distribute this MBCAwareness Day flyer.
• Host an event to raise awareness of MBC and MBCN
• Talk to your local Breast Cancer organization or hospital about hosting an educational event or forum on MBC
• Create a local support group for those living with MBC
• Post about MBCA Day on Facebook and include this link to the 13 facts to know about MBC: http://mbcnetwork.org/developing-awareness/category/13-facts-everyone-should-know-about-metastatic-breast-cancer/
• Send a tweet about MBCA Day and ask your followers to re-tweet
• Tell your story! Write to firstname.lastname@example.org
• Donate to Metastatic Breast Cancer Network
• Check out the October webinars and events sponsored by our sister organizations.
WHAT YOU DID:
MBCA Day 2011- a sampling of news stories, blogs and support
Super Survivors by Lu Ann Cahn, NBC Philadelphia
Patients share "Perspectives on Pink" on breast cancer awareness by Anne Marie Tiernon, NBC Indianapolis WTHR
October 13 is Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day, Coping Magazine
Katherine’s story: Living with metastatic breast cancer by Laura Woodin, AZ Health Connections
Lewiston Woman who fought for Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day Dies by Lindsay Tice, Sun Journal
Around the world:
To mark Secondary [Metastatic] Breast Cancer Awareness Day which took place on 13 October, UK Breast Cancer Care organization published "The little things that make a difference-a guide to living with secondary breast cancer" as a special limited edition book. They also held events in London and Edinboro.
Support from other Breast Cancer Organizations:
AdvancedBC.org October 13 is Metastatic Breast Cancer Day
Susan G. Komen for the Cure - Greater NYC October 13 is Metastic Breast Cancer Awareness Day
Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) - Awareness Day
Young Survival Coalition (YSC) - Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day
Breast Cancer's False Narrative by Christie Aschwanden
It's a day of metastatic awareness by guest blogger Katherine O'Brien in CureToday
Metastatic Breast Cancer: Telling the Whole Story by Dr. Susan Love
Seeing the Metastatic Side of Breast Cancer by Elaine Schattner, MD on Huffington Post
Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness: Let's Create Some by Katherine O'Brien
Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day by Gayle Sulick
Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day and Remembering, Nancy's Point
Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day, resourcefulmommy.com
Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day, PearingTheApple
October 13 Tweet-a-thon
Twitter members using tag #bcsm created 809 tweets about MBCAwareness Day which generated 1,518,078 impressions, reaching an audience of
291,001 followers in the 24 hour period.
October Metastatic Programs with replays available:
Living with MBC and National Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day
Listen to Radio Talk with Audrey: Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer and National Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day.- an interview with breast cancer advocate Musa Mayer and MBCN member Donna Pelletier, who has been living with mbc for 5 years. Listen to rebroadcast (original broadcast: October 2010).
Living Well with Advanced Breast Cancer
Sponsored by Cancer Support Community
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month the Cancer Support Community focuses on Stage IV breast cancer, or what is commonly referred to as advanced breast cancer. Kim Thiboldeaux is joined by Ginny Knackmuhs, a patient living with advanced breast cancer and a member of MBCN, and Dr. Lidia Schapira, a medical oncologist with a specialty in breast cancer from Gillette Center for Breast Cancer at Massachusetts General Hospital. Tune in to find out how to control advanced breast cancer while maintaining a healthy quality of life.
click HERE to listen.
Caring For Your Bones When You Have Breast Cancer
Sponsored by Cancer Care
Topics include:Breast Cancer, Bone Loss and Metastases, Screening, Prescriptions to Promote Bone Health,Controlling Pain and Discomfort and more. Speakers include Julie R. Gralow, MD; Hope S. Rugo, MD; Anna L Schwartz, FNP,PhD,FAAN; and Patricia Spicer, MSW. To listen click here.
Living Well with Metastatic Breast Cancer: Understanding Your Treatment Options
Teleconference Sponsored by LBBC
In the first teleconference of the series George Sledge, MD, will discuss new treatments for metastatic breast cancer and how to become involved in research studies. During this teleconference, you will:
For more information, click here.
Progress in the Treatment of Metastatic Breast Cancer
Sponsored by CancerCare
On October 13 which is Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day, Cancer care is offering a free Connect Workshop for people living with metastatic breast cancer, their families, friends and health care professionals. click HERE to listen.
Living Well with Metastatic Breast Cancer: Benefits of Palliative Care
Teleconference Sponsored by LBBC
for more information click here.
LET OUR VOICES BE HEARD!
View the 2010 video:
"A woman does not get cancer because she did something wrong or wasn't vigilant enough about screening. Nor does a woman survive breast cancer because she's a "fighter" or has a positive attitude. If she survives it, it's because she was fortunate enough in her misfortune to get a type that responded to treatment.
Today, an estimated 150,000 Americans are living with metastatic breast cancer, but their stories are rarely the ones featured in the happy face articles. This October 13 is Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day. I think it's high time we gave these brave women (and men) their due."
-Christie Aschwanden from The Last Word on Nothing Blog
"...I can’t tell you how important it is that there is at least one day in October that is dedicated to acknowledging that not everyone is cured and not every cancer is found early. We need to stop congratulating ourselves on our progress and start focusing on figuring out why these women have not benefited from all the money we have raised."
---Dr.Susan Love on DSLResearch Foundation blog