Florida Breast Cancer Foundation (FBCF) works statewide to raise awareness and mobilize Floridians to ensure sufficient public funding for breast cancer research, and quality health care for all without fear of discrimination in an environment free of carcinogens. FBCF welcomes all who are committed to ending the suffering caused by breast cancer. One of the most effective tools we have is public policy advocacy. To accomplish our mission, we work alongside other organizations to change public policy and laws to ensure no harmful laws are passed. We have made great strides, but much more needs to be done, especially here in Florida.
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 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.
Advocacy Alert Network - We need your voices!
The goal of this alert network is to voice our concerns regarding legislation related to breast cancer funding, breast cancer research, and access to treatment and insurance coverage issues that might affect breast cancer patients and survivors.
We understand that some of you may be new to advocacy so we will be providing training, support, and briefings on the best way to speak with legislators as well as what to say.
We also know your time is valuable, so there will be NO committee meetings, but possible conference calls to get the group up to speed when necessary. There WILL BE email action alerts, asking you to contact appropriate legislators when important legislation is at a critical point in the legislative process. Mainly, we ask that you join us as ambassadors in the quest to end breast cancer. If you know others who would like to join this network, please let us know and we will invite them to join us.
As part of this network you will receive updates on important breast cancer legislative initiatives that will enable you to contact your legislators in time for your opinion to be heard.
Together, we can make a difference!