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Become an Advocate
Our Advocates act as the voice of over 3 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S. For example, our Policy Advocates ensure that the fight against breast cancer remains a priority among our state and national policymakers. And our Research Advocates make certain that the perspectives of survivors and co-survivors are considered in the decisions that impact our progress toward ending breast cancer forever.
Komen’s Current Advocacy Priorities:
- Support for expanded federal funding for all biomedical research, especially breast cancer research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Defense (DOD);
- Support state and federal funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP);
- Advocate for policies to improve insurance coverage of breast cancer treatments and screening, specifically pertaining to increased access to drug therapies and limiting out-of-pocket costs for diagnostic mammography.
- Evaluate state and federal policies to increase awareness, education and access to clinical trials for all patient populations.
Take action today to stay “in the know” about current legislative and advocacy actions!
Pink Ribbon License Plate
Thanks to Senator Glenn Anderson (D-6) and Representative Amanda Price (R-89), the state of Michigan has recently established a Pink Ribbon License Plate. This specialty license plate will help raise awareness of breast cancer and produce funds to support the Michigan Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program (BCCCP), which is part of the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP). This important program provides low-income women with access to timely breast cancer screening and follow up care. Learn more HERE and at our Public Policy booth on Race day (2018 date TBA).