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Advocacy in Action

Advocacy is an important component of the FBCF mission.  We each have the opportunity and the power to add our voices in the fight against breast cancer. Please check back periodically to see which bills before the Florida Legislature need your support. 


What does it mean to be an ADVOCATE?

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) want to end the suffering caused by breast cancer.

We can do this by educating ourselves about breast cancer, its causes, and potential cures, and by keeping up with latest diagnostic and treatment options.

We can speak out by actively discussing our own cases with our physicians and caregivers.

We can make our voices heard by informing others about breast cancer and by calling, writing, and educating our legislators about important issues in women's heatlh.

Together, we can make a difference.


We need YOUR help!

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Leaders in Action: Jeri Francoeur

Date: January 18, 2018
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