I am an advocate for Metastatic Breast Cancer and Male Breast Cancer. My husband Bob was diagnosed with stage iv breast cancer (de novo) in January 2003. I was Bob’s caregiver for seventeen years. Bob passed away on February 28, 2020. I volunteer with the “American Cancer Society – Cancer Action Network.” as a Lead Legislative Ambassador. I am also a volunteer for Susan G. Komen as an ambassador and the “National Breast Cancer Coalition” I have traveled to my state capital (Sacramento) and the nation’s capital, numerous times and now virtually, to meet with our representatives and lobby for cancer-related bills. I also volunteer with the “Male Breast Cancer Coalition,” a patient advocacy organization that is working to educate that men have breasts too and with their caregiver support team.
I attended the “National Breast Cancer Coalition’s” Project LEAD program in July 2017, an incredible program that gave me a background in the science of breast cancer, so I can be a better advocate. I attended my first San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium in 2017 on an Alamo Breast Cancer Foundation Scholarship
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Here All Year - June 2021 | Caregivers & MBC
The Here All Year Campaign educates patients, stakeholders and allies on metastatic breast cancer by exploring a new topic each month. Visit our knowledge library and help spread the word not just during awareness month, but year-roundLink to program