On May 20, 2017, Maine Breast Cancer Coalition President, Bethany Zell, and advocacy
committee co-member, Laurel Bezanson, (both volunteers) will once again be headed
to Washington, DC to represent the MBCC at the National Breast Cancer Coalition Advocate
MBCC President Bethany Zell wrote,
Cancer Deadline 2020® is the National Breast Cancer Coalition's global
initiative to know how to end breast cancer by January 1, 2020. As leaders in the
breast cancer movement and supporters of Breast Cancer Deadline 2020®, we are
committed to being a part of this important work. As leaders, we are also raising
money to support the plan of action to achieve our goal of ending breast cancer."
Click here to read more
or to make a donation to help Bethany and Laurel atttend the Summit.
We need to fix a critical gap in insurance coverage for lymphedema
treatment. Ask your members of Congress to cosponsor
the Lymphedema Treatment Act.
Currently, Medicare and many private insurance policies fail
to cover the costs of the daily compression supplies people with lymphedema need
to control their swelling. People who can’t afford these supplies are left with
worsening lymphedema, which can lead to infections and even long-term disability.
The Lymphedema Treatment Act
would end this injustice by changing Medicare law to cover compression supplies—setting
an important precedent for Medicaid and other insurers to do the same. Read
National Breast Cancer
invites you to take part in the 2017 Advocate Leadership Summit in Washington,
DC, May 20-May 23, at the Renaissance Capital View hotel. The Summit is filled
with the speakers, topics, skill building, message training and strategic planning
that energize us for the important work in the year ahead. On Tuesday, May 23, 2017
NBCC will once again host a Lobby Day on Capitol Hill. Click
here to find out more or to register.