Committed to the fight against breast cancer locally, statewide and in Washington, DC!


Today, more than 250 Susan G. Komen advocates from across the country are coming together with one voice to call on federal legislators to support funding and policies that improve the lives for those impacted by breast cancer. We will be holding hundreds of meetings asking legislators to:

  • Preserve women’s access to breast cancer screening and diagnostic services by funding the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program at $275 million in the FY20 budgets;
  • Make biomedical research an unwavering national priority by increasing funding for the National Institutes of Health in the FY20 budget;
  • Support legislation that increases access to medically-necessary diagnostic breast imaging by reducing out-of-pocket costs for patients; and
  • Ensure breast cancer patients can access the treatments they need to save their lives by becoming a cosponsor of the Cancer Drug Coverage Parity Act, H.R.1730/S.741.

Even if you are unable to be in D.C., you can make your voice heard today. Echo our message and reach out to your lawmakers now!

After you send letters to your legislators, help spread the word by asking your friends and family to join you in support of these vital policies. Thank you for continuing to join us in this important fight!


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Breast Cancer Research: Research Advocacy


At Susan G. Komen®, we have a unique community of dedicated volunteer research advocates, who, through our Advocates in Science (AIS) program, work to reduce the burden of breast cancer in their communities.

Research advocates bring the patient’s voice to research, ensuring that the unique and valuable perspectives of breast cancer patients, survivors and co-survivors are integrated into the scientific dialogue and decisions, which impact progress toward ending breast cancer.

Research advocates play a variety of roles throughout the research process. Advocates do everything from educating others about research to participating in research grant peer reviews and working with or as part of scientific teams to help prioritize, develop and implement research projects.


To learn more and to join the program: