Advocacy

Making a Difference.

Today I learned that even I can make a difference.

And so can you.

I was fortunate enough to be able the attend the National Breast Cancer Coalitions (NBCC) 2014 Advocate Leadership Summit. It was an amazing experience that empowered me far more than I expected. NBCC single handedly taught me that I could not only believe in a cause, but I could understand it. I could not only march with the masses, but I could belong. And I could not only do this for NBCC, but I could do it again and again.

 

NBCC 2014 Leadership Summit Advocates.

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My Visit to the White House

 I went to the White House!
It was a humbling experience and an awesome opportunity. On Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, twenty breast cancer advocates from across the country met in Washington, DC to deliver petitions to the President of the United States, and I was one of the twenty!Now before you go getting all excited, I did not meet the president, but we were met by Hallie Schneir, the Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, and Carole Johnson, Senior Policy Advisor of the White House Domestic Policy Council. We were able to tell them all about the work we were doing and ask for their (and the president’s) support and help. (more…)