Wisconsin Breast Cancer Coalition

Wisconsin Breast Cancer Coalition Bringing Wisconsin voices together to stand up and speak out about breast cancer through education, collaboration and legislation
Since 1994, The Wisconsin Breast Cancer Coalition (WBCC) - a non profit, non partisan advocacy organization - has served as our state's premier resource on breast cancer policy issues. We work to educate the public; to collaborate with other organizations; and to address funding with government representatives - all with a mission to eradicate breast cancer. While other organizations are making a significant difference raising funds and awareness to support research, we attack the disease from a different angle - through advocacy and change
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05/14/2020
Tuesday, May 5 is #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of giving and unity organized as an emergency response to the unpreced...
05/04/2020

Tuesday, May 5 is #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of giving and unity organized as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. This event is an opportunity for people to use their individual power of generosity to remain connected and heal. Learn about ways you can support WBCC on May 5 (and every day) at https://www.wibreastcancer.org/get-involved/giving-tuesday/

Art is salvific!
04/08/2020

Art is salvific!

Call for Artists! Every year we invite breast cancer survivors and supporters to participate in workshops to decorate chairs to be auctioned in support of WBCC at the Rare Chair Affair. This year we invite artists from all over the state to participate in our virtual artist workshops! Contact [email protected] to sign up for an online information session or go to https://www.wibreastcancer.org/news-and-events/rare-chair-affair/ for more information.

Call for Artists! Every year we invite breast cancer survivors and supporters to participate in workshops to decorate ch...
04/07/2020

Call for Artists! Every year we invite breast cancer survivors and supporters to participate in workshops to decorate chairs to be auctioned in support of WBCC at the Rare Chair Affair. This year we invite artists from all over the state to participate in our virtual artist workshops! Contact [email protected] to sign up for an online information session or go to https://www.wibreastcancer.org/news-and-events/rare-chair-affair/ for more information.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and with the health of our advocates in mind, WBCC has decided to postpone the Stat...
03/21/2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and with the health of our advocates in mind, WBCC has decided to postpone the State Advocacy Day originally scheduled for April 21, 2020. In the coming weeks we will look at possible future dates for this important outreach event that helps us communicate the issues and concerns of the breast cancer community to our state legislators.

For more information on COVID-19, please visit the Wisconsin Department of Health Services website at https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/index.htm and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html.

Your WBCC board working hard on our strategic plan today! We would love your feedback for focus 2020.
02/15/2020

Your WBCC board working hard on our strategic plan today! We would love your feedback for focus 2020.

01/30/2020

Interested in helping WBCC spread the word about breast cancer advocacy and education? Have talents in writing, graphic design, marketing, or social media? Consider volunteering with the WBCC Communications Committee! Contact [email protected] for more information.

Saturday's Fifth Annual Wisconsin Review of the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium presented findings on many areas of ...
01/26/2020

Saturday's Fifth Annual Wisconsin Review of the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium presented findings on many areas of importance, including advances in treatment, localized therapy, genomics, and survivorship. Afterwards, Dr. Chitambar of the Medical College of Wisconsin led a discussion of the morning session and answered questions during the Survivor/Advocate Review Meeting and Lunch.

SURVIVOR / ADVOCATE REVIEW MEETINGFifth Annual Wisconsin Review of the San Antonio Breast Cancer SymposiumSurvivor/Advoc...
01/06/2020
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SURVIVOR / ADVOCATE REVIEW MEETING

Fifth Annual Wisconsin Review of the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

Survivor/Advocate Review Meeting and Lunch
Saturday, January 25, 2020
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
The Pfister Hotel
424 East Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI

Hosted by:
Wisconsin Breast Cancer Coalition



Breast cancer survivors and advocates are invited to register for an informal lunch meeting at the Pfister Hotel immediately following the morning science program "Fifth Annual Wisconsin Review of the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium".

The morning science program is hosted by Wisconsin Association of Hematology and Oncology in collaboration with the Carbone Cancer Center, University of Wisconsin and the Medical College of Wisconsin. The morning program begins with registration and networking breakfast at 7:00 AM followed by the science program at 8:00 AM. The morning session concludes at 12:15 PM.

Who Should Attend:

This lunch discussion meeting is for breast cancer survivors and advocates who are registered for and attend the morning science session. Complimentary but required registration for the morning science session is now available at www.waho-wisconsin.com under the "Meetings" tab.

About the Advocate Review Meeting:

This short interactive lunch meeting affords the opportunity for survivors and advocates to come together as a small group for an informal discussion of the morning science session, including highlights and take home message from each presentation. In addition, advocates will have the opportunity to ask questions related to the science topics and to network. Christopher Chitambar, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin faculty member, will facilitate the Advocate Review Meeting.

Cost: None

There is no cost to attend the Survivor/Advocate Lunch Meeting.

Registration:

Registration for the Survivor/Advocate Meeting and Lunch is required and is now available online at www.wi-breastcancersymposium.com. Space is limited to the first 20 registrants, and we will maintain a waitlist.

Questions:

Please contact Kathleen Harris ([email protected]).

It's Giving Tuesday! As you support the organizations and causes you believe in, today and throughout the year, please c...
12/03/2019

It's Giving Tuesday! As you support the organizations and causes you believe in, today and throughout the year, please consider supporting WBCC's mission of bringing Wisconsin voices together to stand up and speak out about breast cancer through legislation, education, and collaboration. Make a donation at https://www.wibreastcancer.org/get-involved/donate/donate-online

HOLIDAY BASKET GIVEAWAY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS!WBCC wants to hear from you:Take a 3-minute survey to let us know how we can i...
11/26/2019
Wisconsin Breast Cancer Coalition Supporter Survey

HOLIDAY BASKET GIVEAWAY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS!

WBCC wants to hear from you:

Take a 3-minute survey to let us know how we can improve our connection to you. We really want to know your thoughts!

Participants who complete the survey by Wednesday, November 27th will have the option to enter a drawing to win a holiday basket or one of two gift cards.

Take the survey now https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BBVLYCD

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We are thankful for your feedback...please tell us what you think of WBCC!HOLIDAY BASKET GIVEAWAY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS!WBCC...
11/24/2019
Wisconsin Breast Cancer Coalition Supporter Survey

We are thankful for your feedback...please tell us what you think of WBCC!

HOLIDAY BASKET GIVEAWAY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS!

WBCC wants to hear from you:

Take a 3-minute survey to let us know how we can improve our connection to you. We really want to know your thoughts!

Participants who complete the survey by Wednesday, November 27th will have the option to enter a drawing to win a holiday basket or one of two gift cards.

Take the survey now https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BBVLYCD

Take this survey powered by surveymonkey.com. Create your own surveys for free.

11/23/2019

HOLIDAY BASKET GIVEAWAY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS!

WBCC wants to hear from you:

Take a 3-minute survey to let us know how we can improve our connection to you. We really want to know your thoughts!

Participants who complete the survey by Wednesday, November 27th will have the option to enter a drawing to win a holiday basket or one of two gift cards.

Take the survey now https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BBVLYCD

Great event if you’re open this Saturday!
11/20/2019

Great event if you’re open this Saturday!

11/02/2019

What a night! Thank you for celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Rare Chair Affair with us. It was an awesome night of beautifully designed chairs and presenting Dawn Anderson with the 1st ever WBCC Lifetime Achievement Award and Ginny Finn with the 2019 Volunteer of the Year Award.

Our band DUO + 1 did an awesome job rocking the crowd and of course Dan Pronley kept the crowd quite entertained during the live auction.

A very special thank you to our 2019 Rare Chair Artists! You ladies are truly our hero’s and we are so grateful for your hard work and dedication. Thank You!

Photos to come but we couldn’t let the day after go by with out thanking all of you for your support!

Thank you,

WBCC Fund Development Committee
WBCC Board of Directors

Almost live again on WISN tune in now
11/01/2019

Almost live again on WISN tune in now

Rare Chair Affair Artist Kelly Gramblincka is livening WIDN are you watching?
11/01/2019

Rare Chair Affair Artist Kelly Gramblincka is livening WIDN are you watching?

Going Live on WISN at 5:15 are you watching
11/01/2019

Going Live on WISN at 5:15 are you watching

Kicking off Rare Chair Affair early tomorrow on WISN News!  Tune in to see a preview of all the chairs and hear from sur...
11/01/2019

Kicking off Rare Chair Affair early tomorrow on WISN News! Tune in to see a preview of all the chairs and hear from survivors Zandra Clevert, Lindsay Nathan O'Connor, Tina Timm, and Kelly Gramblicka

There is still a limited number of tickets left for RCA's 20th Anniversary. Don't miss celebrating with us as we honor our survivors and their hard work and honor two special leaders: Dawn Anderson with the 1st Annual Lifetime Achievement Award and Ginny Finn with the 2019 Volunteer of the Year Award.

Tickets can be purchased at wibreastcancer.org

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11/01/2019

Untitled Album

WUWM's Lake Effect
10/31/2019
WUWM's Lake Effect

WUWM's Lake Effect

"Art is such a different expression for everyone and it's as unique as cancer," says WBCC Rare Chair Affair artist Tina Timm.

10/31/2019

Thank you Eaton Corporation In Menomonee Falls for taking a pie in the face to raise funds for the Wisconsin Breast Cancer Coalition’s mission.

Announcing the 2019 Volunteer of the Year - Ginny Finn Ginny we are so excited to present you with this award at Rare Ch...
10/29/2019

Announcing the 2019 Volunteer of the Year - Ginny Finn

Ginny we are so excited to present you with this award at Rare Chair Affair this Friday, November 1st. We can’t thank you enough for your dedication, partnership and leadership of the WBCC Policy Committee this past year. Volunteers like you make all the difference in this world. Thanks for all you’ve done for our community!

10/24/2019

In honor of TBT (throw back Thursday) snap and share a picture of a chair you bought or painted over the 20 years of RCA’s history. Let’s take a virtual walk down memory lane today!!! can you guess the artist? Can you guess the year painted?

The 20th Anniversary of RAIR CHAIR AFFAIR is November 1st!

Interested in volunteering for the 20th Anniversary of Rare Chair Affair on November 1st? email us at wbcc@wibreastcance...
10/23/2019

Interested in volunteering for the 20th Anniversary of Rare Chair Affair on November 1st? email us at [email protected]

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In the middle of this global crisis, if someone is willing to find peace in yoga while at home, our research study might be interesting to you. For this study, we are looking for breast cancer survivors anywhere in the US willing to do a brief study with a mobile yoga application in their own homes. Participants of our study will get one-month free subscription to our selected yoga app. Please check the website for details and share it as much as possible. Thank you very much for considering it!
In the middle of this global crisis, if someone is willing to find peace in yoga while at home, our research study might be interesting to you. For this study, we are looking for breast cancer survivors anywhere in the US willing to do a brief study with a mobile yoga application in their own homes. Participants of our study will get one-month free subscription to our selected yoga app. Please check the website for details and share it as much as possible. Thank you very much for considering it!
In the middle of this global crisis, if someone is willing to find peace in yoga while at home, our research study might be interesting to you. For this study, we are looking for breast cancer survivors anywhere in the US willing to do a brief study with a mobile yoga application in their own homes. Participants of our study will get one-month free subscription to our selected yoga app. Please check the website for details and share it as much as possible. Thank you very much for considering it!
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Thank you Lynn Jasinski Tachick for volunteering your time as photographer for the event. I know how much you enjoy giving back to the community and how breast cancer is especially important and dear to your heart having lost your sister. You did an amazing job.
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We invite you to our FREE cancer survivorship conference in Ypsilanti, MI on May 5! Patients, survivors, caregivers; healthcare professionals can get practical survivorship info. Register: http://www.triagecancer.org/conferences . Please share this with your community!
A book for survivors written by survivors... Hello ladies, My name is Saskia and I was diagnosed with stage three hormone positive breast cancer in March 2013, when I was thirty nine years old. I had a single mastectomy with all lymph nodes removed, chemotherapy, radiation, and reconstruction surgery. Within a year of finishing treatment I found myself in a dark pit of despair. I had ‘survived’ cancer and yet I was struggling to survive returning to ‘normal' life. The ‘normal’ I knew before cancer was gone, and so was the person I used to be. I found myself completely lost, wallowing in feelings of depression and severely lacking in confidence. I didn’t know what to do; I couldn’t ask for more support from friends and family after they had already made their worlds revolve around me throughout my treatment. So I kept my mouth shut and suffered in silence for over two years. Fast forward to today and I don’t want women who are finishing, or have just finished, their cancer treatment to experience the years of hell I went through; and that is why I am reaching out to you and asking for your help. I am writing a book, ‘The Five Pearls,’ but I want it to be written by all of us. A book by a sisterhood of survivors, a collaboration of wisdom, feelings and thoughts for women that are now stepping in our post treatment footsteps. Did you experience similar feelings to me post cancer treatment? If so who would you rather have got advice from? Would you rather have read a book written by a doctor or scientist? A book about one survivor’s individual journey? Or would you choose a book written by thousands of survivors who have lived breast cancer, endured it and overcome? If you did experience a similar darkness to me post cancer treatment then I REALLY need you. All you need to do is go to the website and submit your five pearls of wisdom. That’s it! What helped you move on once treatment had ended and cancer was no longer the soul focus of your life? What things did you do to find the light in life again? What books did you read? What hobbies did you start? How did your beliefs change? There is no wrong or right answer, if you have a semblance of joy in your life post cancer treatment then you have something to offer. We are from all walks of life, and we all experienced breast cancer in our individual ways, and that’s the gift you bring. Your experience, strength and hope, can make such a difference to women who are currently enduring the same spiritual and emotional hardships we suffered. Please would you share with me (with the wonderful gift of hindsight), just five pearls of wisdom that helped you through those darkest times? If you contribute you will be officially accredited as an author of the book, unless you request not to be named (which is an option when you fill out the form). Imagine a book that has a list of thousands of names as it's author, a list of all the amazing breast cancer survivors who shared their soul to make a real difference in someone else's life. I want you to know, and be 100% certain, that I am not doing this to get rich from your vulnerability, openness and willingness to help others. I intend to donate the majority of proceeds to all major breast cancer charities throughout the world. All I expect is a moderate salary to put the book together; I just want to pay my bills and be happy. Please survivors, I need your help, please take a little time out of your day and go to the website; click on ‘submit your pearls’ and help me create something that could really transform lives. I know it’s hard to go back there, it’s daunting to get vulnerable and share your feelings (you can remain anonymous if you so choose) but it could make a profound difference in someone else’s life. Please forward this to any other survivors you know, I would love to get this letter out to every corner of the world so survivors everywhere can be part of 'The Five Pearls' literary love movement. www.thefivepearls.com Sending you love & light, Saskia ###
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