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We had overwhelming response to our recent request for volunteers to serve on our Central Florida Planning Committee and exceeded our goal of 15 committee members. Our sincerest thanks go out to all of the incredible committee members who each bring a unique perspective and incredibly valuable assets to the committee and organization.
Categories: FBCF Blog 2018

2018 Education RFA

Date: February 25, 2018
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. Application Deadline May 1, 2018, Applications must be postmarked by this date to be accepted. **Important Note** Funding is not available for screening, treatment programs, one-time events, conferences, symposiums, seminars, and participation as an exhibitor, presentation, or attendance at health fairs, conferences, symposiums, and seminars.
Categories: EducationNews & Press

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

2017 Scientific Research RFA DOWNLOAD

Date: July 6, 2017
Categories: Research

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

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

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.