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. As leaders, we are also raising money to support the plan of action to achieve our goal of ending breast cancer."
Laurel and Bethany have each made a personal commitment to raise $1,000 so they can attend the Summit and support Breast Cancer Deadline 2020. They are asking anyone who is able to make a contribution of any amount to their fundraising pages. Through this support of National Breast Cancer Coalition you are helping Laurel and Bethany play a leadership role in ending breast cancer.
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.
Photo: MBCC volunteer Gail Murphy, fundraiser coordinator; Matt Howe, owner of of Sushi Maine
For the third consecutive year, during October, Maine Hannaford customers were able to donate $2 or $5 at the register of their local stores, raising $4,708 for the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition’s Support Service Fund. Also, Hannaford stores in Houlton, Machias, Lincoln, Caribou, Bar Harbor and Bucksport, and the Broadway, Bangor Mall, and Union Street stores in Bangor raised additional donations totaling $910.