Voices from the Conference – Day Three

At the Interactive Cafe in the Exhibit Hall of the NBCCF Advocacy Training Conference, attendees were asked to share their conference thoughts and highlights as Blog Reporters. In addition, some of them recorded Conference Video Diaries. As the Exhibit Hall approached “closing time” on the third and final day of the NBCCF Advocacy Training Conference, many advocates took advantage of their last chance to participate in the Interactive Cafe and shared their insights. Here are just a few “voices from the conference”. We’ll be posting more in the days and weeks ahead.

As a first time attendee I have been very pleased with the NBCC conference. On day one I was inspired by listening to Dr. Susan Love discuss what’s new in breast cancer. Yes, THE Dr. Susan Love! Tomorrow, I am looking forward to participating in congressional visits with the Connecticut delegation at Lobby Day on Capitol Hill. Most meaningful about this conference is that exactly 5 years ago, I was a newly diagnosed very scared breast cancer patient. Today, I am healthy and feeling empowered to do my part to help eradicate breast cancer. — Rose Gerber, East Lyme, CT

The plenary sessions have been quite informative and have raised my personal awareness regarding current issues on breast cancer. The presidential candidates’ representatives for health care presented some diverse views on each candidate’s present position on health care for all Americans. Just hope that who ever is elected, that NBCCF will be involved in the development of any health care reform legislation that is presented to Congress. — Women of Color Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Project member from Los Angeles, CA

What an incredible opportunity to be given the tools to be able to make a difference not only in my own community, but across the country. This is my 7th year attending the conference and it has come to be one of those annual things (like my mammogram) that I make sure I do. I have to admit, though, even though they are both important and beneficial to my life, this is much more fun! — Ellen Vander Heyden, Germantown, WI (Wisconsin Breast Cancer Coalition)

And, then, watch this video from longtime NBCC advocate Wish Martin!

Keep visiting the blog throughout the month of May as we post more Voices from the Conference!

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