Update & Photos from NBCC Leadership Summit, May 2017

May 20 to May 23, 2017:  Four members of the New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition attended the National Breast Cancer Coalition Annual Leadership Summit.  Nancy Ryan, Deb Smith, Amanda Simpson and Jackie Staiti attended plenaries, workshops and breakout sessions to hear the latest in breast cancer public policy, science and learn how the political climate in our country affects our mission and strategies.

Then Jackie and Nancy headed to Capitol Hill on May 23rd to meet with NH’s members of Congress and/or their staff.  Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan and Congresswomen Annie Kuster and Carol Shea-Porter are fighting every minute to preserve the benefits of our current health care system and work to improve access to quality health care for all.  All four Members support funding for breast cancer research;  Rep. Kuster and Rep. Shea-Porter went the extra step to sign a Dear Colleague letter to House appropriators to maintain the Department of Defense Peer-Reviewed Breast Cancer Research Program.  Stay tuned for more.  It is very active in Washington, DC!

Check out photos here:  NBCC 2017 Summit Photographs