National Breast Cancer Coalition
The WBCC is a dues-paying organizational member of the National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC), whose mission is to “eradicate breast cancer through action and advocacy.” The NBCC is the force behind “Deadline 2020,” a revolutionary campaign to end breast cancer by 2020. There are more than 600 member organizations and 70,000 individual members in the NBCC. The NBCC focuses on three main goals:
NBCC is not the parent organization of the WBCC; we are wholly separate organizations. Historically, we have always supported the mission and methods of NBCC, and we generally follow its lead at the national level. Because we have similar missions, we have many members in common. Yet, each year, the WBCC Board of Directors votes whether or not to support and pursue the legislative priorities set forth by NBCC. On the state level, we support NBCC’s educational initiatives as our funding and human resources allow.
From 2009-2013, the WBCC was honored to be elected to a seat on the NBCC Board of Directors. The current Wisconsin field coordinator is Kathleen Harris, who also is a WBCC Policy Committee member. The field coordinator serves as the primary point of contact for NBCC in Wisconsin. The field coordinator also recommends regional “Team Leaders” to NBCC for specialized training in the policy priorities of the NBCC. At present, WBCC has five trained team leaders among its board and committee volunteers.
Current NBCC volunteer opportunities are below: