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National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund
April 3, 2011

At times it feels as though nothing is happening to prevent breast cancer. Yet, after becoming a member of NBCC three years ago and attending the national conferences in D.C. at which women from across the country have the opportunity to learn the latest in breast cancer research and meet with legislative representaties who make decisions about the importance of funding reseach, I now recognize just how much NBCC does and what it has accomplished. A fearless group of women have taken on the challenge to end a disease that hurts so many of their sisters and they themselves. I completely understand its alue, its importance and its successes. The funding that now continues to offer free breast and cervical screenings to women ages 40 - 64 who are uninsured or underinsured is so vital to the area I live in. NBCC's support of this is immeasurable. In La Plata Couonty, Colorado, alone three women were detected with breast cancer in this fiscal year and were able to have financial aid for their treatment. Saving three lives is important! If that number in one county are helped, think of how many nationally are given life because of the NBCCEDP program for which NBCC advocates annually. Think of how much research has been funded because of their push for research dollars! Citizen voices are heard!!

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Volunteer & I worked as an outreach coordinator helping women receive the free screenings.