INDIVIDUAL LIVING WITH MBC OR INDEPENDENT PATIENT ADVOCATE

Both individuals living with the disease and independent patient advocates committed to the mission and vision of the Alliance and to pro-actively planning and executing initiatives including contributing necessary time and talent resources have the opportunity to join the Alliance.

Individuals are not required to make a financial commitment of any kind to join the Alliance. Activities of the Alliance that require funding are supported by the unrestricted financial contributions of the pharmaceutical and biotech members.

Responsibilities include:

  • Understanding and supporting the mission and objectives of the MBC Alliance as described in the Landscape Analysis published by the Alliance in 2014
  • Staying current on patient concerns, issues, and interests as they relate to metastatic breast cancer
  • Responding, after reflection and discussion among the other individual members, with a unified patient perspective to Alliance initiatives
  • Submitting new ideas or initiatives to the Alliance leadership team for consideration. Such ideas or initiatives should further the mission and objectives of the Alliance
  • Offering recommendations which will enhance Alliance written or website communications to both the metastatic breast cancer community and the public
  • Acting as Alliance Patient Ambassadors to promote the mission and initiatives of the Alliance to MBC patient advocate groups and MBC individuals via individual social media channels or blogs
  • Attending virtual meetings approximately once every six weeks

Membership applications are reviewed based on:

  • Demonstrated pro-active interest/expertise in patient advocacy work
  • Professional/personal skills that can be leveraged by the MBC Alliance to support the Metastatic Breast Cancer Community
  • Ability and commitment to support the MBC Alliance’s mission and objectives

Decision Process

To begin the membership process, please complete and submit the Membership Application form below.
The Executive Group (the governing body of the Alliance) meets every six weeks. Once your application form has been submitted, unless additional information is required, you should expect to hear from us regarding a decision within two months.