Since 1991, the MNBCC has worked tirelessly toward achieving our mission through numerous initiatives designed to provide education about breast cancer, as well as through our grassroots legislative advocacy efforts. Here is just a small sample of our many educational and legislative advocacy efforts over the years.
- Worked with NBCC to obtain more than $2 billion in funding through the federal government for peer-reviewed breast cancer research since 1992.
- Mobilized Minnesotans for four years to help NBCC pass legislation that provides treatment coverage for women diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer through a federal screening program. This program is known as the Sage Screening Program in Minnesota. It provides free breast and cervical cancer screenings and followup treatment to uninsured and under-insured women in Minnesota.
- Update Minnesota’s legislative delegation about the importance of continued funding for peer-reviewed breast cancer research.
- Support legislation for elimination of pre-existing conditions and no lifetime limits on care.