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March 2009

Pink Readers Guide Celebrate the Pink Side of Life President's Corner Education Grant Applications now being Accepted Join FBCCRF at Lobby Day Volunteer Opportunities Clean and Give-- Find out how to make a difference Vend for a Cure

Come Celebrate the Pink Side of Life with

in Orlando and Tampa Don't Forget to RSVP!

Facebook and MySpace Breast Cancer Resources

Bosom Buddies: A support Group for Breast Cancer Survivors Women's Center of Jacksonville 5644 Colcord Avenue Jacksonville, FL 32211 Call Coco 904-722-3000 x224 for more details Every Monday 7:00pm - 8:30pm _______________________ Celebrate the Pink Side of Life Join Maraya Restaurant for a reception to welcome FBCCRF to Orlando. There will be complimentary dinner reception for all attendees. Monday, March 16th, 2009 5:30pm - 7:30pm Maraya Restaurant 8100 Crystal Clear Lane Orlando, FL 32809 For directions and map please visit Reservations are encouraged and space is limited. Please RSVP Toll Free 877-644-3222 or _____________________ Celebrate the Pink Side of Life Join Gulfcoast Oncology Associates for a community Reception

to welcome FBCCRF to the Tampa Bay area. Gulfcoast Oncology Associates at St. Anthony's Wellness Thursday, March 19th 2009 5:30 pm Carillon Center 900 Carillon Parkway, Conference room A&B St. Petersburg, FL 33716 Reservations are encouraged and space is limited. Please RSVP Toll Free 877-644-3222 or ______________________ Join Actors' Playhouse, Ortanique on the Mile, and FBCCRF For the REGIONAL PREMIERE of the greatest musical ever written! Les Miserables Thursday , April 2nd, 2009 8:00 pm Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre 280 Miracle Mile Coral Gables, Florida 33134 For more details, to purchase tickets, or to make reservations please contact Gayle Jacobs 786-512-0241 or _______________________ CALLING ALL ADVOCATES! 2009 NBCCF Annual Advocacy Training Conference Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington DC For more information, visit May 2 - 5, 2009 Register TODAY!

CLEANING OUT YOUR CLOSET, HOME OR OFFICE? Why not let your clutter go to raise money for a great organization and cause? Have you ever considered donating your items while helping to raise funds to end breast cancer at the same time?

President's Corner

If so, Florida Breast Cancer Coalition Research Foundation (FBCCRF), in partnership with American Thrift in Hollywood Florida, can help make that a reality. Make your donation today! We'll even pick it up! CALL TODAY to schedule your pickup. 1-888-492-GIVE (4483)

March sure came in like a lion, but now it seems as if it will go out like a lamb. However, we who support the cause of ending breast cancer need to continue the fight like lions - with tenacity and endurance. One can read news stories every day of a new protein or gene or enzyme that will "cure" breast cancer. Truth is, all of those advances give hope - and will certainly advance the treatment of the disease but we still don't have a "cure." Educated consumers know that breast cancer is not one, but many varieties, each with its own progression and treatment. We do pretty well with the "triple positive" receptor cancers (estrogen, progesterone, & Her2Nu) with existing chemo, radiation, and followup drugs (Tamoxifen, Femara, etc.), but we still have little treatment for the "triple negatives" that are usually more aggressive, affect younger women, and are more prevalent in African American women. So we need to keep funding research, educating people, and advocating that federal funds and programs keep coming to Florida. We need to sell more license plates (a painless $25 annual donation to research and education), to reach out to more women (and men), to keep going strong. You are so important to us - you encourage us to continue, you support us with your dollars, you join us in the fight. We appreciate each one of you.

Remember, together we WILL end breast cancer. Deb Haggerty FBCCRF President

VEND FOR A CURE! Rocket Vending announces the launch of their exclusive Breast Cancer Awareness vending machine. Vice President, Dori Mirkow, motivated by the experiences of her mother, Beth Liotta, a recent Breast Cancer survivor, created the program as a tribute to her and to help raise funds into breast cancer research, awareness, and advocacy. Rocket Vending will provide a 20% discount to individuals that mention the Florida Breast Cancer Coalition Research Foundation. With each Breast Cancer Awareness machine

2009-2010 Request for Education Grant Applications Proposals Now Being Accepted Thanks to all the continuing support of Floridians in purchasing the end breast cancer specialty plate as well as in the Florida Breast Cancer Coalition Research Foundation's network of breast cancer supporters, survivors, and activists fighting to end breast cancer, we have invested nearly $500,000 to fulfill our goal of dedicated funding for education and research programs in the state of Florida. The Florida Breast Cancer Coalition Research Foundation (FBCCRF), along with those who generously support us with their talent, time, and resources, is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the Florida community. Grants are awarded in support of innovative education and research programs throughout Florida. The Florida Breast Cancer Coalition Research Foundation is currently offering education grants of up to $10,000.00 for innovative projects in the areas of breast health and breast cancer education, outreach, and support targeting services not otherwise available to the medically underserved populations of Florida. Grants are available for up to one (1) year. The Foundation approved for the FBCCRF education grant receives the funds that we grant through the sale of the Florida End Breast Cancer specialty license plate. An Education Committee helps direct the Florida Breast Cancer Coalition Research Foundations education grant program. The Florida Breast Cancer Coalition Research Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the eradication of breast cancer through Advocacy, Education and Research. Those interested in applying to the Florida Breast Cancer Coalition Research Foundation for funding should complete the application following ALL of our guidelines and requirements. Please, ONLY Florida non-profit organizations who are currently classified by the IRS as a 501 (C)(3) and/ or 509 (a)(1), (2), or (3) with an historic interest in providing life-saving health information to Florida residents are eligible to receive grant funding. APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 30, 2009. Please Click Here for more details and Application.

purchased Rocket Vending donates $25.00 to FBCCRF. Hint Mint contributes a percentage for each case of mints sold, and Rocket Vending requests that each distributor owning a Breast Cancer Awareness machine donate money to Breast Cancer Awareness research and funding. It is Rocket Vending's vision to have 10,000 machines out in the field by July 31, 2009, which would in turn generate $10,000.00 a month just from its distributors. SUPPORT THE CAUSE! To date 450 machines have been sold, resulting in over $2,800 raised for FBCCRF and over $14,200 to breast cancer research! Visit or email for more details.

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FBCCRF 1250 East Hallandale Beach Boulevard -- Suite 501 Hallandale, FL 33009 (954) 454-4156 Phone (954) 454-4158 Fax Annie Appleseed Project NBCC

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Join FBCCRF in Washington D.C. and make 2009 a Year to Remember!

Advocacy Groups

Imagine hundreds of breast cancer activists blanketing the halls of Congress, with unity in purpose on a single very special and important day. That is the American Cancer Society scene that replays every spring when the National Breast Cancer Coalition 1 (800) ACS-2345 mobilizes its grassroots for the Annual NBCC Washington Lobby Day. Every year, NBCC's Washington Lobby Day grows bigger and better. NBCC advocates spend an entire day on Capitol Hill conducting and participating in more than 400 meetings with members of Congress and congressional staff! Activists from nearly every state and the District of Columbia present, discuss, and then press their Senators and Representatives to support and become an advocate for the NBCC legislative and public policy agenda. International attendees accompany delegations to study and gain hands on experience with NBCC's brand of advocacy. Lobby Day is preceded by NBCC Annual Advocacy Training Conference during which a number of sessions are held to help participants prepare for their meetings with Senators and Representatives. Detailed briefings update advocates on the Coalition's current public policy agenda. A special meeting time and space is set aside for individual state delegation meetings, allowing state delegation leaders to organize their state Lobby Day participants and review the state strategy and meeting schedule.

National Breast Cancer Coalition 1 (800) 622-2838

Redes En Acci贸n

Sisters Network

Susan G. Komen for the Cure 1 (877) GO KOMEN

Breast Cancer Network of Strength 1 (800) 221-2141

An event unlike any other of its kind, The NBCC National Advocacy and Training Conference will be held May 2 - May 5, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. Each year, hundreds of breast cancer advocates Young Survival Coalition come together to network with one another, hone their advocacy skills, and 1 (877) YSC-1011 hear the latest news in breast cancer science, research, and policy. The fourday conference includes thought-provoking plenary sessions delivered by well-known researchers, scientists, advocates and policy makers. Workshops offer scientific information and practical skills for advocates, and we set aside Government agencies time to have some fun, like the Annual STRIKE! Breast Cancer Advocate Challenge, Monday Night Dance Party and the Interactive CafĂŠ. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

For more information about joining FBCCRF at NBCC Washington Lobby Day contact Jessica Parker toll-free 1-877-644-FBCC (3222) or

National Cancer Institute 1-800-4-CANCER

National Institutes of Health

Additional Support and Information A Caring Touch for Cancer

Looking for way's to get involved with your community? Want to help raise awareness about breast cancer? If you said yes to any of the question then Florida Breast Cancer Coalition Research Foundation will love for you be apart of our TEAM! We are looking for Volunteers to assist in the following areas:

American Association for Cancer Research American Cancer Society Cancer Survivors Network American Society of Clinical Oncology Association of Cancer Online Resources Association of Community Cancer Centers (301) 984-9496 Be Bright Pink

Administration Publicity Education Advocacy Marketing Special Events Fundraising

Breast Cancer Trial Breast Health Global InitiativeCancerCare Centerwatch Clinical Trials Gilda's Club Worldwide John W. Nick Foundation, Inc Lance Armstrong Foundation

For more information contact Jessica Parker, Programs Manager at 954-454-4156 or We look forward to hearing from you. Together we WILL end breast cancer!

Lauren's Light Living Beyond Breast Cancer Men Against Breast Cancer 1 (866) 547-MABC National Asian Women's Health Organization National Cancer Institute Surveillance Epidemiology and End

Results (SEER)

Our Mission Florida Breast Cancer Coalition Research Foundation (FBCCRF), is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to ending breast cancer through advocacy, education, and research.

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship National Lymphedema Network 1 (800) 541-3259 National Women's Health Resource Center 1 (877) 986-9472

Our purpose is to raise awareness and mobilize the population of Florida to ensure: * Sufficient government and public funding for breast cancer research. * Quality health care for all without fear of discrimination. * An environment free of carcinogens.

People Living with Cancer

To achieve our mission, FBCCRF welcomes all who are committed to ending the breast cancer epidemic. We have made great strides, but much more needs to be done, especially here in Florida. We need your involvement in the Florida Breast Cancer Coalition Research Foundation.

Woman 2 Woman

Susan Love Research Foundation The Wellness Community Well Spouse Foundation

World Health Organization

Our Goals are to: * Educate ourselves regarding current scientific data and research on the causes and cures of breast cancer, legislative issues regarding breast cancer, and environmental factors playing a role in breast cancer. * Educate local, state, and national decision makers regarding issues pertaining to breast cancer. * Educate and involve other organizations in our mission. * Educate and involve the men and women of Florida of our mission.

I am pleased to enclose my tax deductible gift to the Florida Breast Cancer Coalition Research Foundation. Please accept my gift of: □ $1000 □ $500 □ $100 □ $50 □ $35 □ Other ______ Name: ___________________________________________________________________________________ Address: __________________________________________________________________________________ City: ______________ State: ___ Zip Code: _______________ Phone: ______________________________ Email: __________________________________ This gift is a Tribute to: _________________________________________ Please Notify: ________________________________________________ Address: ____________________________________________________ City: _________________________ State: ___ Zip Code: ________ □ Celebration □ Birthday □ Anniversary □ Memorial □ Other ______________ Please cut this out and send it along with your donation to: 1250 East Hallandale Beach Boulevard, Suite 501, Hallandale, Florida 33009 or make a secure donation online at

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