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Advocacy

To be an advocate is to speak out on behalf of a cause in which you believe. We at the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation (FBCF) believe that we WILL end breast cancer in our lifetimes. Therefore, we educate ourselves about breast cancer, its causes and potential cures along with diagnostic and treatment options. We speak out by actively discussing our own cases with our physicians and caregivers, by informing others about breast cancer, and by calling, writing and educating our legislators regarding important issues.

 

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Leaders in Action: Jeri Francoeur

Date: December 1, 2011
Jeri Francoeur, MS has been involved in advocacy since she first started working in the medical field. Her passion for breast advocacy became more focused when she lost her best friend to Inflammatory Breast Cancer and her diagnosis 6 months later with Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS). She was appointed by Governor Jeb Bush to one of the Medical Quality Assurance Boards for the State of Florida; both governors Crist and Scott have reappointed her and she now serves as Chair.
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Leaders in Action: Jeri Francoeur

The Florida Breast Cancer Foundation (FBCF) celebrated breast cancer Education, Advocacy, and Champions in West Central Florida on Saturday, June 11th, 2011. From day to night breast cancer awareness was the theme.
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Breast Cancer Education, Advocacy, and Champions were Celebrated in West Central Florida

Thanks to the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation I had the opportunity to attend the America Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Conference. This year the conference had over 30,000 oncology specialists in attendance at the McCormick Center in Chicago, Illinois, June 3-7, 2011.
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ASCO 2011 Conference: Linda McDonald

Washington D.C. was covered in pink by breast cancer survivors and advocates that gathered from April 30th - May 3rd to hear the latest breast cancer science and public policy news at the 2011 National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) Annual Advocacy Training Conference and Lobby day. Over 50 Florida breast cancer advocates, recipients of the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation (FBCF) scholarship and the NBCC Advocacy in Action grant met with Florida representative and senators, such as Senator Bill Nelson, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, and Congresswomen Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.
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Covering Washington D.C. with the Strength Behind the Pink!

It is with great sadness and the deepest sympathy that the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation shares the recent loss of our friend, volunteer, strong supporter, and advocate Phylyss Beaudet.
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Leaders in Action: Phylyss Beaudet

We Laughed, Learned, Sang, and Danced!
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2011 South Florida Education & Advocacy Day Conference

Tampa FL, January 7-9, 2011
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Congratulations Project Lead® Workshop Grads

The 5th Annual Joining Force Against Hereditary Cancer Conference was held in Orlando, June 24-26. The conference started Thursday evening with a well attended reception for first time attendees. This was the first time that I have participated as a previvor of ovarian cancer and I took advantage of the evening's event. My mom passed away from ovarian cancer and my hope was to find information for myself and my daughter to decrease our risks. Also, being passionate about spreading the word about the benefits of oncology massage I hoped to share my knowledge
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Toni Muirhead at the FORCE 2010 Conference

The Power behind the PINK!

Date: May 25, 2010
Over 50 Florida breast cancer advocates, survivors and supporters turned Capitol Hill PINK on May 25th, 2010 for the National Breast Cancer Coalition's (NBCC) Annual Lobby Day. They rallied in Washington DC to meet all the Florida state congressional representatives and senators to talk to each office about NBCC's 2010 Legislative Priorities; guaranteed access to quality health care for all; and $150 million dollars for FY11 for the Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Breast Cancer Research Program.
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The Power behind the PINK!

We Listened, We Learned, and We Danced!
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FBCF 2010 Education and Advocacy Day Conference