At the Team Leader's training in February Fran stated that NBCC is not
going to back the March for the reasons Karen stated. It is not well
organized, they do not have a specific plan, and many major organizations
have not given there backing. I did notice that the American Cancer
Society has recently come on board and decided to back the idea.
We are now seeing many organizations trying to copy the path that NBCC
has paved as a way to get funds. NBCC has seen such phenomenal success as a
grassroots organization that others are trying to copy that progression,
which will probably cause problems for competing funds, etc. Fran says it
is a good thing, because NBCC has been so successful, but NBCC is not
backing the March, and they would encourage anyone who will only be able to
make one trip to Washington (in case you have to choose between the NBCC
Advocacy Conference and the March) to come the the advocacy conference.
Nothing succeeds like success.
From: KDNoss <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Saturday, April 04, 1998 2:46 PM
Subject: Re: March on Washington, D.C.
> From what I have gleaned from NBCC, it is not clear where the money will
>that is raised from this march...it is also not specific to breast cancer.
>Not to say that it is not a worhtwhile idea, but I'm somehwat skeptical.
> I do know the march organizers have contacted many grass roots breast
>cancer organizations around the country (face it we've blazed the advocacy
>trail) and this is one way to increase awareness as well as getting funds
> I know organizations like NBCC are concerned, because this is not
>to breast cancer and we will all be competing for many of the same funds.
>the same token, I don't think NBCC plans to advocate breast cancer
>organizations not get involved. I, too, would be interested in a copy of
>My fax number is (703) 693-9341.