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VBCF has a New Address:
2821 Emerywood Parkway,  Suite 203
Richmond, VA 23294

  RVA Volunteer Opportunity!

Each year, VBCF distributes up to 75,000 free Breast Health Basics brochures to educate Virginians about breast cancer. Each brochure has a pink ribbon attached which can be worn for awareness. We depend on volunteers to help us attach the pink ribbons to the brochures. This is a great project for any group over age 12! This is an opportunity for Richmond Area volunteers to work from home or at an offsite location of your choosing. We ask volunteers to pick up supplies at VBCF (Please note our New Location!!) and then return the completed brochures within a couple of weeks. The office hours for pick-up and delivery are Monday through Thursday from 9a-4p. Please note-No Friday hours. Our goal is to have the project complete by September 1st. Please contact jennie@vbcf.org or 800-345-8223 ext. 204 if you are interested in helping with this project.

VBCF's Board President Susan Siegel and Secretary Jacqueline Ford-Condelli, both breast cancer survivors, volunteered at Remote Area Medical (RAM) Emporia to share breast health info with attendees. 

Support the July 2016 Becky’s Place at RAM Education Tent

VBCF volunteers will host the Becky’s Place education tent at the Remote Area Medical (RAM) Clinic in Wise County July 21st-23rd. This clinic is the largest RAM held in Virginia and gives thousands of people what is perhaps their only opportunity to go to the doctor or dentist for the entire year. Please consider making a donation in support of Becky’s Place to VBCF to help our volunteers provide cancer and chronic disease health education in far southwest Virginia.

Now Accepting Orders for Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
Want to help educate your local community about breast cancer? Beat the rush and place your orders now for our Breast Health Basics Brochures (with removable Pink Ribbon) and other supplies. Order now.
GSK/Clinical Trials

Do you have advanced or metastatic breast cancer? Is your cancer estrogen-receptor positive (ER-positive) and HER2-negative? See if you qualify to participate in about an ongoing clinical trial to study the safety and efficacy of an investigational medication. Qualified participants will receive study-related treatment and medication at no cost. See if you qualify. 

Have you had issues with your health plan? You have the right to file a complaint. Visit mypatientrights.org to learn more about your rights and how to file a complaint in Virginia.
2017 Library Grants Available

VBCF’s annual Library Grants program is now accepting applications for 2017! Through this program, VBCF has provided more than $62,000 to 44 library systems over 10 years, helping to purchase breast health books, e-books, DVDs, and periodicals to update local library shelves. Deadline to apply is June 30, 2017.

Summer Advocacy Action
Thanks to Delegate Lamont Bagby for meeting with representatives of the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation including Nichole Hayes, 74th district constituent and volunteer advocate! We appreciate your time as we shared our priority issues including support for medical marijuana to ease cancer treatment side effects. Learn more about our priorities and how to get involved at  www.vbcf.org/our-priorities.

District Visits with State Legislators

VBCF has meetings set with several more Virginia state legislators this summer including: Delegate Aird (63rd) and Senators Deeds (25th), Dunnavant (12th), Howell (32rd) and Sturtevant (10th). The focus of the meetings will include discussion of VBCF’s priority issues of medical marijuana and step therapy. If you are interested in attending a meeting, please contact Kirsta Millar, Policy Manager, at kirsta@vbcf.org.


National Advocacy Day

VBCF volunteer advocates traveled to Washington DC on May 23rd to participate in NBCC’s National Lobby Day.  Advocates met with staff from several Virginia legislators including Senators Kaine and Warner; Representatives Beyer (D-8th); Comstock (R-10th); Connolly (D-11th); McEachin (D-4th), Scott (D-3rd); Taylor (R-2nd) and Wittman (R-1st) to discuss key policy priorities related to breast cancer. To get the latest on Congress’ attempts to reform the health care system, please visit VBCF’s Facebook page.

Update on Getting New Drugs to Cancer Patients Faster
Vicky Carr, VBCF Advocacy Committee member, attended the “Accelerating Anti-Cancer Agent Development and Validation Workshop” this May in Bethesda, MD.  AAADV is an annual workshop, run by the FDA (Federal Drug Administration) and brings together leaders from cancer research centers, drug companies, the FDA, and cancer patient groups to focus on one mission: to speed safe and effective cancer treatments to patients.   Read Vicky’s workshop summary and highlights on our Advocacy page.

If you would like to actively support important breast cancer legislation at the

state and national level, sign up for VBCF’s Advocacy Alerts.  These brief

email alerts are sent periodically - when your advocacy is needed the most.

The Alerts will keep you up to date with the latest breast cancer legislation

and provide the tools and information you need to take action.

Learn More!

Check out upcoming local, state, and national educational live and online events featured on our Calendar of Events.

Thank You!
VBCF’s volunteer Peninsula Chapter hosted the 24th annual “In the Pink” Luncheon and Fashion Show on April 8th to benefit VBCF. In addition to the fashion show, attendees enjoyed a silent auction and quilt raffle. Thank you to all the Peninsula Chapter volunteers who made this event so successful!
The 8th Annual “Flip for the Fight” gymnastics invitational was held February 24-26 in Manassas, Virginia. Thanks to GMS Gymnastics for supporting VBCF with this amazing event! 
CapCity Ballerz 6th Annual Breast Cancer Tournament was held May 6 & 7 in Richmond. Thank you to this great organization for its on-going support! 
The 2nd Annual “Cow Girls for A Cure” rodeo was held May 19-20 at Meadow Park in Doswell, VA. Our thanks to Brandy Slaughter and her volunteers for their hard work to  make this event possible and for their generous donation of over $10,000 to VBCF.
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