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.
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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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Save the Date! Join us on Friday, August 27 for the Rare Chair Affair, a benefit for WBCC. With everyone's safety in min...
05/03/2021

Save the Date! Join us on Friday, August 27 for the Rare Chair Affair, a benefit for WBCC. With everyone's safety in mind, we're hosting an outdoor event this year at the Milwaukee County War Memorial overlooking beautiful Lake Michigan. As always, the event highlight will be a live auction featuring hand-decorated chairs created by a dedicated group of survivor artists and their supporters. Check back for more information and plan on joining the celebration!

Save the Date! Join us on Friday, August 27 for the Rare Chair Affair, a benefit for WBCC. With everyone's safety in mind, we're hosting an outdoor event this year at the Milwaukee County War Memorial overlooking beautiful Lake Michigan. As always, the event highlight will be a live auction featuring hand-decorated chairs created by a dedicated group of survivor artists and their supporters. Check back for more information and plan on joining the celebration!

The National Breast Cancer Coalition hosts its 2021 Virtual Advocate Leadership Summit from May 13-15, with a Lobby Day ...
04/29/2021
2021 Virtual Advocate Leadership Summit - National Breast Cancer Coalition 2021 Advocate Leadership Summit

The National Breast Cancer Coalition hosts its 2021 Virtual Advocate Leadership Summit from May 13-15, with a Lobby Day on May 18. More information on this opportunity to learn more about breast cancer research, policy and advocacy can be found at https://www.stopbreastcancer.org/events/2021-summit/

The Advocate Leadership Summit will be Virtual from May 13-15, 2021, followed by a virtual Lobby Day on May 18th. Be Bold Together: Advocates in Action to End Breast Cancer .Join with fellow survivors, advocates, and members of the breast cancer community, who are lending their voice and transformin...

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04/22/2021

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Register now for the FREE Triage Cancer Conference on 5/15: triagecancer.org/conference-may

Open to everyone. Free CE for nurses, social workers, patient advocates, & HR pros!

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National Breast Cancer Coalition Applauds Senators Murphy and Ernst for Introduction of the Metastatic Breast Cancer Acc...
04/22/2021
National Breast Cancer Coalition Applauds Senators Murphy and Ernst for Introduction of the Metastatic Breast Cancer Access to Care Act - National Breast Cancer Coalition

National Breast Cancer Coalition Applauds Senators Murphy and Ernst for Introduction of the Metastatic Breast Cancer Access to Care Act - National Breast Cancer Coalition

The National Breast Cancer Coalition is proud to announce bipartisan support for a bill to waive onerous health care waiting periods for those with metastatic breast cancer.

What is the DoD BCRP and why does WBCC support it? Dawn Anderson explains this important research program and the story ...
04/09/2021
The Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program Part 1 | Wisconsin Breast Cancer Coalition

What is the DoD BCRP and why does WBCC support it? Dawn Anderson explains this important research program and the story of "smart, courageous women; a heroic Senator; and a revolutionary way to fund research" on our blog: https://www.wibreastcancer.org/blog/the-department-of-defense-breast-cancer-research-program-part-one/

The Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program Part 1 March 22, 2021Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program, LegislationWBCC A story about smart, courageous women; a heroic Senator; and a revolutionary way to fund research by Dawn Anderson PART ONE The Wisconsin Breast Cancer....

Join WBCC on Wednesday and Thursday for our virtual symposium! “Knowledge Is Power” features keynote addresses on breast...
02/15/2021
WBCC Educational Symposium | Wisconsin Breast Cancer Coalition

Join WBCC on Wednesday and Thursday for our virtual symposium! “Knowledge Is Power” features keynote addresses on breast care inequities and metastatic breast cancer in communities of color, breakout sessions on breast cancer disparities, outreach to underserved populations, exercise and survivorship, advocacy and essential screening, as well as physician and survivor panel discussions.
Register today for this free event at https://www.wibreastcancer.org/education/wbcc-educational-symposium/.

WBCC Educational Symposium Knowledge Is Power A virtual symposium Working to educate, empower and eliminate health disparities in breast cancer February 17 and 18, 2021 Wednesday, February 17, 9:00am – 1:45pm Thursday, February 18, 11:00am – 4:30pm Join WBCC for this two-day event featuring disc...

Join WBCC one week from today for “Knowledge Is Power,” a virtual symposium! Held over two half-day sessions on February...
02/10/2021
WBCC Educational Symposium | Wisconsin Breast Cancer Coalition

Join WBCC one week from today for “Knowledge Is Power,” a virtual symposium! Held over two half-day sessions on February 17 and 18, the symposium features keynote addresses on breast care inequities and metastatic breast cancer in communities of color, breakout sessions on breast cancer disparities, recurrence, outreach to underserved populations, exercise and survivorship, advocacy and essential screening, as well as physician and survivor panel discussions.
Register today for this free event! Visit https://www.wibreastcancer.org/education/wbcc-educational-symposium/ for registration and detailed program information.

WBCC Educational Symposium Knowledge Is Power A virtual symposium Working to educate, empower and eliminate health disparities in breast cancer February 17 and 18, 2021 Wednesday, February 17, 9:00am – 1:45pm Thursday, February 18, 11:00am – 4:30pm Join WBCC for this two-day event featuring disc...

Today is World Cancer Day. Here are some ways to observe it from Cancer Support Community.
02/04/2021

Today is World Cancer Day. Here are some ways to observe it from Cancer Support Community.

Tomorrow is World Cancer Day. Working together, we will raise awareness on ways to prevent cancer and ensure accessible and equal access to treatment for everyone. Take part in one of our World Cancer Day Activities: https://www.cancersupportcommunity.org/blog/take-action-world-cancer-day

#WorldCancerDay

Register now to join WBCC on February 17 and 18 for “Knowledge Is Power,” a virtual symposium! Symposium highlights incl...
01/30/2021
WBCC Educational Symposium | Wisconsin Breast Cancer Coalition

Register now to join WBCC on February 17 and 18 for “Knowledge Is Power,” a virtual symposium! Symposium highlights include keynote addresses on breast care inequities and metastatic breast cancer in communities of color, breakout sessions on breast cancer disparities, recurrence, outreach to underserved populations, exercise and survivorship, advocacy, and essential screening, as well as physician and survivor panel discussions. For more information on this free event, visit https://www.wibreastcancer.org/education/wbcc-educational-symposium/

WBCC Educational Symposium Knowledge Is Power A virtual symposium Working to educate, empower and eliminate health disparities in breast cancer February 17 and 18, 2021 Wednesday, February 17, 9:00am – 1:30pm Thursday, February 18, 11:00am – 4:30pm Join WBCC for this two-day event featuring disc...

Planning on attending WBCC’s virtual symposium on February 17 and 18? Make a special note to join us before Thursday’s k...
01/22/2021
WBCC Educational Symposium | Wisconsin Breast Cancer Coalition

Planning on attending WBCC’s virtual symposium on February 17 and 18? Make a special note to join us before Thursday’s keynote when we recognize two leaders in the Milwaukee-area breast cancer community. Bonnie Anderson will be honored with The Audre Lorde SHE LEADS Award for standing up and speaking out about critical breast cancer issues, and Dr. Alonzo Walker will be honored with The Hattie McDaniel Voice of the Year Award in recognition of his partnership to advance awareness of early detection and screening and his work to advance breast cancer quality of care. Additional program and registration information for this free event is available at https://www.wibreastcancer.org/education/wbcc-educational-symposium/

WBCC Educational Symposium Knowledge Is Power A virtual symposium Working to educate, empower and eliminate health disparities in breast cancer February 17 and 18, 2021 Wednesday, February 17, 9:00am – 1:30pm Thursday, February 18, 11:00am – 4:30pm Join WBCC for this two-day event featuring disc...

Join WBCC on February 17 and 18 for “Knowledge Is Power,” a virtual symposium featuring discussions of topics centered o...
01/16/2021
WBCC Educational Symposium | Wisconsin Breast Cancer Coalition

Join WBCC on February 17 and 18 for “Knowledge Is Power,” a virtual symposium featuring discussions of topics centered on advocacy and women of color and breast cancer. Programming features breakout sessions and panel discussions as well as keynote addresses by Andrea Wolf, president and CEO of the Washington DC-based Brem Foundation, and Lubna Chaudhary, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin Division of Hematology and Oncology. Additional program and registration information for this free event is available at https://www.wibreastcancer.org/education/wbcc-educational-symposium/

WBCC Educational Symposium Knowledge Is Power A virtual symposium Working to educate, empower and eliminate health disparities in breast cancer February 17 and 18, 2021 Wednesday, February 17, 9:00am – 1:30pm Thursday, February 18, 11:00am – 4:30pm Join WBCC for this two-day event featuring disc...

PFAS are a class of chemicals of concern that are persistent in our environment and remain in our bodies. One of the con...
12/15/2020
PFAs in Food Packaging | Wisconsin Breast Cancer Coalition

PFAS are a class of chemicals of concern that are persistent in our environment and remain in our bodies. One of the concerns about exposure is altered mammary gland development. WBCC volunteer Dawn Anderson recently attended a webinar presented by the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition on the use and dangers of PFAS in food packaging. Read her article summarizing the presentation and check out the resource links included there: https://www.wibreastcancer.org/education/pfas-in-food-packaging/

PFAs in Food Packaging Dawn Anderson December 2020 WBCC has long been concerned about possible environmental links to breast cancer development. We served as a community partner on the national Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program (BCERP) from 2010-2015 which looked at how environmenta...

12/08/2020
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Breast cancer and the need for breast cancer advocacy have not gone away during the coronavirus pandemic. Longtime WBCC advocate and policy committee member Dawn Anderson shares her thoughts on advocacy in the time of COVID and how you can get involved. Read more on the WBCC blog: https://www.wibreastcancer.org/blog

12/03/2020
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WBCC is getting ready to push for new legislation in 2021 about breast density! How much do you know about dense breast tissue? Do you have it? Has your physician discussed it with you? Does your insurance cover additional, essential screening? Watch for more news, but in the meantime check out the basic facts here: https://densebreast-info.org/img/patientfactsheet.pdf

#GivingTuesday emphasizes opportunities to give back to communities and causes in ways that allow people to embody socia...
12/01/2020

#GivingTuesday emphasizes opportunities to give back to communities and causes in ways that allow people to embody social connection and kindness.

Share the gift of giving. Donate to WBCC and support our 2021 Knowlege is Power Education Symposium

SAVE THE DATE FEBRUARY 17th & 18th

Donate at: https://www.wibreastcancer.org

The Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition is hosting a FREE webinar on PFAS in Food Packaging on Tuesday, December 8 at ...
11/25/2020
December 8 PFAS in Food Packaging Panel Discussion | Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition

The Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition is hosting a FREE webinar on PFAS in Food Packaging on Tuesday, December 8 at NOON, CT. PFAS is a class of highly fluorinated chemicals that have been linked to a wide range of health effects, including cancers. Sign up here: https://mbcc.org/breast-cancer-prevention/events/december-pfas-food-packaging-panel/

WBCC has a list of other chemicals of concern and steps you can take to reduce your risk on our website: https://www.wibreastcancer.org/12-ways

Please join us in celebrating WBCC's Volunteer of the Month, Tina MarieStay tuned all month long to learn more about Tin...
11/06/2020

Please join us in celebrating WBCC's Volunteer of the Month, Tina Marie

Stay tuned all month long to learn more about Tina, her journey of breast cancer survivorship, and her volunteer services with WBCC. We are so lucky to have her participate in Rare Chair Affair for a second year, this time around serving as an Artist Mentor.

Thank you Tina for all you do and your passion for helping others. You are a true inspiration to us all!

LAST DAY TO REGISTER:Join us for a virtual mini course and whip up your own batch of wine with us just in time for the h...
10/25/2020

LAST DAY TO REGISTER:

Join us for a virtual mini course and whip up your own batch of wine with us just in time for the holidays.

This is a guided fundraiser that includes a personal kit with each registration that yields 4-6 bottles per kit.

Instruction provided by former Water 2 Wine, Brookfield owners, Barbara and Larry Vanholven, and Tina Timm, breast cancer survivor and Wisconsin Breast Cancer Coalition volunteer.

Register at www.wibreastcancer.org
$100 per registration (includes personal kit)

Shop at Metcalfe's Market Wauwatosa and Madison stores and 5% of every grocery total is donated back to Wisconsin Breast...
10/15/2020

Shop at Metcalfe's Market Wauwatosa and Madison stores and 5% of every grocery total is donated back to Wisconsin Breast Cancer Coalition.

Wine & Design...we are making wine at HOME! Get in on the fun with RCA Artist and Mentor, Tina Timm and Barbara and Larr...
10/13/2020

Wine & Design...we are making wine at HOME!

Get in on the fun with RCA Artist and Mentor, Tina Timm and Barbara and Larry VanHoveln, former owners of Water 2 Wine, Brookfield.

Learn to make wine from the experts and hear their stories of survivorship.

Share your newfound talent with friends and family over the holidays.

10/06/2020
RWB Party Bar is hosting a fundraiser on October 10th check it out!Proceeds donated to support the mission of WBCChttps:...
10/02/2020

RWB Party Bar is hosting a fundraiser on October 10th check it out!

Proceeds donated to support the mission of WBCC

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Thanks RWB for your support and becoming a partner in the fight to end breast cancer.

Heading to the grocery store this week? Shop METCALFE'S MARKET Madison or Wawautosa stores and use the coupon below to d...
10/01/2020

Heading to the grocery store this week?

Shop METCALFE'S MARKET Madison or Wawautosa stores and use the coupon below to donate 5% of your total order to WBCC in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

**Coupon required to participate in this donation program.

WBCC’s annual Rare Chair Affair is a highlight of our year and is truly a celebration of the joy and spirit of survivors...
09/08/2020

WBCC’s annual Rare Chair Affair is a highlight of our year and is truly a celebration of the joy and spirit of survivorship. This year the coronavirus pandemic has made it difficult for many organizations, including WBCC, to plan for safe gatherings. So, in consultation with our Rare Chair artists, we have decided to postpone this year’s event, originally scheduled for November 6, until spring/summer of 2021. Check back in the coming weeks for additional information and an announcement of a new date. And please consider making a contribution to WBCC to help us through these difficult times. We look forward to celebrating our artists and their creations with you at the Rare Chair Affair in 2021!

https://www.wibreastcancer.org/get-involved/donate/

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/

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We joined more than 300 organizations in supporting the Medicare Multi-Cancer Early Detection Screening Coverage Act of 2021 and want to thank @RepRonKind for his incredible leadership. Read the letter here:
Excellent presentations today and WBCC is showing they won’t let COVID stop them from sharing important information! Looking forward to part 2 tomorrow. Great job everybody!
What an amazing day!! Knowledge is Power!
Miss being able to be at the Capitol for Advocacy Day for Wisconsin Breast Cancer Coalition! Damn COVID! But does not mean we are taking this time off- we continue to advocate, collaborate and educate about breast cancer! #beyondthepinkribbon
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!
WBBC - THE LIES CANCER TOLD MY book just launched on Amazon to INSPIRE those mourning loss of a loved one to the monster of breast cancer. It's written by a widower father with two young daughters, and a SE Wisconsin native. It’s an easy-to-read, genuine story delivering truth and hope to the mourning reader. Some in your audience might appreciate it, because some may have lost a spouse or loved one to cancer. It's worth posting for others to consume and share. Bless you all on your sacred journey.
I knit knockers (KnittedKnockers) which are handmade breast prosthetics for women who have undergone mastectomies. Knitted knockers are light-weight, soft and pretty, and when placed in a regular bra they take the shape and feel of a real breast. They can be worn just after stitches are removed. They are free of charge, machine-washable, and available in cup sizes A through D in several neutral colors. If anyone in Wisconsin needs Knitted Knockers, private message me here on Facebook. Include your name, mailing address, number of Knockers needed (1 or 2), and cup size. I will try my best to meet your needs.
https://www.bonfire.com/faith-hope-and-love-2/ Please consider ordering some apparel to support my mom's metastatic breast cancer support fund. Thank you, and God Bless.
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.