MBC Awareness Day
October 13th will now be recognized as Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day.
National Resolutions: click on documents to enlarge:
Senate Resolution House Resolution
The MBCN Advocacy Team visits DC to lobby
for MBC Awareness Day
Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) with the MBCN team. Her office coordinated the introduction of the NATIONAL resolution in the House of Representatives.
Senator Evan Bayh’s aide, Sarah Kyle, with the MBCN team. Senator Bayh’s (D-IN) office coordinated the introduction of the NATIONAL resolution in the Senate.
MBCN Team Leaders Susan and Shirley
Quotes We Like
"While there is no cure for metastatic breast cancer, some individuals are able to live longer with the disease. However, metastatic breast cancer remains a clinical challenge in the oncology community. October 13 places emphasis on the disease stressing the need for new, targeted treatments that will help prolong life." - William Gradishar, MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
"When I was first diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer I couldn't find help and support for my specific needs. This type of roadblock inspired me to become an advocate for women living with the disease. Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day recognizes the thousands of us living with the disease who want their voices heard." - Pamela Lipton, living with metastatic breast cancer
"Raising awareness of metastatic breast cancer, a largely misunderstood disease, will encourage research advances to bring us one step closer to getting treatments to extend life … one step closer to turning metastatic breast cancer into a truly chronic disease. By calling for the recognition of Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day, we have taken a large stride in bringing attention to this disease." - MBCN President, Ellen Moskowitz