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2017 Request for Education Grant Application

By: FBCF
Date: February 1, 2017
The FBCF is currently offering education grants for Florida organizations: Up to $5,000.00 for projects in a single county and up to $10,000.00 for projects provided in multiple counties that focus on education in one on one or small group settings to reach as many people as possible. Grants are available for projects that take place over a 12-month period.
Categories: Education

Jane Torres Scholarship Fund

Date: August 17, 2016
The Jane Torres Scholarship Fund, established by the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation (FBCF) to honor Jane Torres, founder of FBCF, assists individuals interested in obtaining education and training in breast cancer research and advocacy.
Categories: Advocacy

Leaders in Action: Jeri Francoeur

Date: January 1, 2016
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.
Categories: Advocacy
Leaders in Action: Jeri Francoeur

Thanks to the efforts of advocates who called and emailed to save the funding for the Mary Brogan Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program Program, the current year funding of $1.8 million has been restored, with an increase, bringing funding for the program to an all-time high of $2.1 million.
Categories: Advocacy


April/May 2014 E-Newsletter: Male Breast Cancer

By: FBCF
Date: May 20, 2014
A man's lifetime risk of being diagnosed with invasive breast cancer is about 1 in 1,000. While this statistical risk may not seem as profound as 1 in 8 women, when broken down, the actual numbers shed a different light: 2,360 new invasive cases will be diagnosed and approximately 430 of those cases will result in death, according to the American Cancer Society's 2014 predictions.

Article topics in this month’s issue: How molecular subtyping can better identify women at high risk of recurrence; studies on how yoga can regulate stress hormones and improve quality of life for women with breast cancer undergoing radiation therapy; second method of action found in natural compound psoralen - previously known to fight lymphoma also attacks HER2 Positive breast cancer cells; and learn the pros and cons of the removal of ovaries to cut risk of death in gene carriers.

February 2014 E-Newsletter: The Mammography Debate

Date: February 26, 2014
As the debate about mammography continues, we would like to take a moment and share with our readers some recently published news articles surrounding the latest research claims. Whenever making any decision about one's health, great care should always be taken to become informed on the individual's available options. It is important to understand that each individual case is unique and in order to make a knowledgeable decision, all options should be discussed carefully and thoroughly with your doctor.


January 2014 E-Newsletter: Resource Guide

Date: February 10, 2014
For most of us, the new year brings about an opportunity for change and improvement of oneself. Some see the new year as a chance to finally discover that new hobby or activity that has been on the back burner for some time. Most of us see it as a chance to make those changes in our lives that we have been meaning to make--a chance to become even better versions of ourselves. For the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation, as we go into the new year, our basis remains: to stay true to our mission to end breast cancer through advocacy, education, and research.