19,000 Possibilities: Help Make BCA’s Strategic Plan a Reality

by Amy Harris, Development Director

These are very exciting times for Breast Cancer Action. Now that our three strategic prioritiesare clearly defined, the real work of implementation begins. With this comes the realization that we need many resources to accomplish our goals.

We have said many times that we make no small plans at BCA. This couldn’t be more true as it relates to the people power and array of resources that are necessary to execute our strategic plan. The great news is that Breast Cancer Action is first and foremost a grassroots membership organization with an active nationwide membership of over 19,000 strong. As we know from our history of success, anything is possible.

We need your help to move forward in achieving our plan. Together, we will carry the voices of people affected by breast cancer to inspire and compel the changes necessary to end the epidemic. Following is a list of opportunities—from activism to professional services—to help BCA begin moving forward. We hope the list will spark you to thinking about the ways in which you can help BCA to challenge assumptions about breast cancer and inspire changes in how we look at and approach it.

Please accept our call to action and contact us today at 877-2STOPBC or info@bcaction.org to let us know how you can help make our vision of the future a reality.

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Activism and People Power

  • Sign up for BCA’s monthly E-alert.
  • Forward the E-alert to your friends and family.
  • Write letters to the FDA demanding drug approval standards that put patients’ interests ahead of pharmaceutical company concerns.
  • Write letters to “pinkwashers” asking them to make their products cleaner.
  • Sponsor BCA at a conference on cancer “disparities.”
  • Blog about BCA.
  • Add BCA to your Facebook and MySpace friends list and link to us from your profile.
  • Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper.

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Individual Donations

  • Help make our strategic plan a reality with a donation of $5,000 or more.
  • Make a donation that is personally significant to you.
  • Join the Susan Stone Circle by committing to make monthly donations to support BCA’s work.
  • Include BCA in your estate plans and join the Elenor Pred Circle.
  • Join the Susan Claymon Advocacy Fund with a gift of $250 and send BCA advocates wherever they are most needed.
  • Ask your employer to match your donation.

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In-Kind Donations

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Professional Services

  • Graphic design of BCA print materials (invitations, note cards, signs, etc.)
  • Provide catering or space for a BCA event.

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Corporate Donations

  • Sponsor a BCA event.
  • Contribute a portion of sales from your business to BCA. (Please review our corporate contributions policy to assure that your company is consistent with it.) And know that, to BCA and the many thousands of people we represent, all of your support makes a world of difference.

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