Two of the MBCC volunteers reported on what they learned and experienced at the Summit. Read their articles here:
Photo, left to right: Patrick O'Neil, Legislative Aide to Senator Angus King; Laurel Bezanson, MBCC Advocacy Committee; Nancy Greene, MBCC Advocacy Committee; Rosemarie LeGasse, Support Service Fund Program Assistant and MBCC volunteer; Carol Beagan, MBCC treasurer and Support Service Fund Committee member; Lieutenant Commander Dennis Wischmeier, Defense Fellow with Senator Angus King
Photo, left to right: Bethany Zell, MBCC President; Jaclyn Silk, Bangor Savings Bank Assistant Vice President and branch manager of the State Street branch; Carol Beagan, MBCC Treasurer.
Currently, Medicare and many private insurance policies fail to cover the costs of the daily compression supplies people with lymphedema need to control their swelling. People who can’t afford these supplies are left with worsening lymphedema, which can lead to infections and even long-term disability.
MBCC President Bethany Zell wrote, "Breast Cancer Deadline 2020® is the National Breast Cancer Coalition's global initiative to know how to end breast cancer by January 1, 2020. As leaders in the breast cancer movement and supporters of Breast Cancer Deadline 2020®, we are committed to being a part of this important work."
Photo: MBCC volunteer Gail Murphy, fundraiser coordinator; Matt Howe, owner of of Sushi Maine