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Summer 2012
Dear Amy
September 12-October 25
Tanger Outlets
Pink Savings Card Sale
Color me PINK! The PINK season is almost upon us. In just a few
short weeks, you will be able to purchase all things PINK--from
socks to sunglasses, dish towels to shampoo, and candy to
cupcakes. Everywhere you go, you'll be seeing...well...PINK!
Shop your favorite store at Tanger
Outlets, Locust Grove. Purchase a
$1 Pink Savings Card and enjoy 25%
off a single item. Proceeds benefit
GBCCF. Visit GBCCF representatives
on select weekends to sign the
Petition to the President and learn
more about GBCCF.
Monday, October 1, 2012
11 am
Luncheon & Fashion Show,
Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead
This special event, in its 18th year,
is a treasured Atlanta fundraiser!
Join more than 600 women (and
men) for a fabulous lunchon and fall
fashion show sponsored by Belk and
Georgia Plastic Surgery.
October 2
5:30 pm
Tanger Pink Partini
Help us kick off Breast Cancer
Awareness month with a Pink
Partini featuring appetizers, drinks
and a fall fashion show in the tent
outside of the Coach Factory store.
PINK is a beautiful color, and this PINK season, we urge you to do
more than buy PINK! We urge you to TAKE ACTION and join us as
ONE of Georgia's VOICES to END breast cancer!
Join our Advocacy Alert Network. When an issue
impacting breast cancer patients is being considered on
Capitol Hill or in the Georgia General Assembly, we
distribute email alerts asking Georgians to contact their
legislators. If you haven't already joined our network,
please take a moment to do so. And grab a few friends and
ask them to join you. When we send out our next Advocacy
Alert, make the call to your legislators. You'll be making a
REAL difference for Georgian women!
Sign the Presidential Petition to END Breast Cancer! As
part of a national effort, we are collecting 8,907 Georgian
signatures on a Petition for the President. These signatures
will be added to those that other states are collecting, and
the National Breast Cancer Coalition will deliver all
290,000 signatures to the President on Inauguration Day in
January 2013. This is an easy way to say you stand behind
ending breast cancer once and for all! Make sure you share
this link to sign the petition electronically with all of your
friends and colleagues!
Plan an educational breast cancer event.There are many
breast cancer fundraisers--walks and runs, and shopping and
sporting events. This season, we urge you to take your
support one step further and become informed. Attend an
educational event to learn more about this disease, or even
better, contact us to help you plan one in your community!
Thank you for helping us to make a REAL difference for breast
cancer patients! We look forward to your continued support!
October 4-7
Paint the Mall Pink
Join the fun at a community
program embracing breast cancer
and women's health awareness,
featuring Girls Night Out, Zumba
class, entertainment, vendor
tabling, health and other
demonstrations, and more!
October 7
Great Gwinnet Road Run
This 5K run/walk is for everyone,
from serious runners to casual
weekend joggers to walkers. It's the
culmination of a great 4 Day event
at the Mall of Georgia to raise
awareness for women's health and
breast cancer.
October 16
Georgia State University
Ride for the Cure
Join students and staff as they Ride
for the Cure to benefit GBCCF.
October 20
Georgia Women's
Racquetball Hope for the
Cure Tournament
GBCCF Board of Directors
Karen R. Korshak, President
Amy Feintuch, Vice President
Rebecca D. Walden, Secretary
Marci Fisher, Treasurer
Sheryl Cherico
Timothy P. Davies
Patricia L. Dickey
Ruth Eldredge
Sara Hanna
Anita T. Johnson, M.D.
Michael Koziol
Sharrie Mack
Wendy Rohrssen
Shondia McFadden-Sabari
Ginger Smith
Nancy J. Whaley
Todd Wilson
Amy Upchurch
Georgia Breast Cancer Coalition Fund
GBCCF Awarded Breast Cancer License Tag Grant
In June, GBCCF was awarded a $35,000 grant to educate
underserved populations in 10 counties including: Chatham,
Cherokee, Cobb, Dougherty, Floyd, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall
and Macon. Workshops funded under the grant will provide
essential information and local resources about breast cancer
screening, access to quality care and treatment services. GBCCF
will provide the workshops to low-income, underinsured and
uninsured Georgians in these counties. The grant was one of 13
awarded to organizations offering breast cancer health promotion,
screening and treatment to indigent women. Grant funds,
facilitated by the Georgia Cancer Coalition and the Department of
Community Health, are raised through the sale of Georgia's breast
cancer license plate. Since 2003, more than $2 million has been
awarded to local organizations in Georgia.
Macon, Albany Advocacy Workshops A Success
Earlier this month, GBCCF hosted two
advocacy workshops in Macon and
Albany. Led by GBCCF Lobbyist, Linda
Lowe and Executive Director, Amy
Upchurch, the workshops armed
attendees with essential tools to
advocate for breast cancer legislation at
the state and national levels.
In Macon, advocates were joined by Georgia State Senator Miriam
Paris (D-26), pictured above. In Albany, Georgia State Senator,
Freddie Powell Sims (D-12); Albany Mayor, Dorothy Hubbard;
District Health 8 Director, Dr. Jacqueline Grant; interventional
radiologist, Dr. Lorenzo Carson; and Mr. Kenneth Cutts, District
Director for Congressman Sanford Bishop's (D-2) office, addressed
the crowd. Both the Macon and Albany workshops were made
possible through a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
grant to the Morehouse School of Medicine.
Pink Cork Gala Raises $11,000
More than 150 people attended our Pink Cork Wine Tasting last
May. GBCCF raised $11,000 to support our education and
advocacy efforts in Georgia. The Board of Directors would like to
thank all those who attended, and especially those who
contributed time and financial support of the event. Please make
sure to join us for our Second Annual Pink Cork Gala on Saturday,
March 23, 2013.
Thank you to our 2012 Supporters
Carpet City Classic
Georgia Women's Racquetball Association
Netgain Technology
Georgia Breast Cancer North Georgia Softball Association
Northside Hospital
Coalition Fund
8014 Cumming Highway, Suite The Pink Cadets
Canton, Georgia 30115
We are
Phone: (404) 633-6499
Email: [email protected]
Georgia's VOICE to END Breast Cancer!
Join our mission today!
Join our Board!
Do you have a passion for our
cause? Would you like to
channel your energies into
making a real difference for
women, their families and
our communities? We are
currently recruiting
volunteers to serve on our
Board of Directors. Interested
candidates should possess
energy, ideas and dedication
to our mission. Contact our
office at (404) 633-6499 today
to request information about
serving on our Board of
We need your financial support to continue our important
mission! Every day, GBCCF works hard to make a difference
for Georgians facing breast cancer. We offer quality
education workshops and advocate at the state and national
levels to protect our basic healthcare rights. Please
consider making a tax-deductible contribution today to
support our efforts.
There are two easy ways to donate: mail your check to 8014
Cumming Highway, Suite 403-318, Canton, GA 30115 OR
make a secure online donation via the PayPal link below or
on our website:
All money raised here, stays here to fund important
programs right here in Georgia. Thank you for your
Together we can make a difference!
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In September, 2010, the National Breast Cancer
Coalition (NBCC) launched a bold campaign to END
breast cancer by January 1, 2020. This month,
NBCC released its second annual Progress Report
on the state of breast cancer.
While little has changed in the prevention,
treatment or curing of breast cancer, NBCC has
done significant and substantial work in the past
NBCC and its advocates introduced the Accelerating the
End of Breast Cancer Act in the House of Representatives
last fall. In May, the Act (S. 3237) was introduced in the
Senate by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), along with
Senators Collins (R-ME), Brown (D-OH), Murkowski (R-AK),
Shaheen (D-NH), Heller (R-NV), Warner (D-VA) and Grassley
(R-IA). Similar to the House bill, HR 3067, the Senate bill
focuses on the primary prevention of breast cancer and
preventing breast cancer metastasis. It also creates the
Commission to Accelerate the End of Breast Cancer, which
would be tasked with identifying promising opportunities,
tools, technology and ideas not currently being prioritized
for breast cancer by the public and private sectors, but
which, taken together and applied to this issue, hold true
promise in ending breast cancer. For more information,
click here.
NBCC and its advocates applauded the Supreme Court's
decision affirming the constitutionality of the "Affordable
Care Act" (ACA) and consider it a victory for breast cancer
survivors and all those at risk of the disease. While not
perfect, the ACA offers true protection from many of the
shortcomings of the health care system and marks an
important step forward toward quality health care for all.
Access to quality health care is vital in order to reach the
Breast Cancer Deadline 2020® goal of ending breast cancer
by January 1, 2020. The Supreme Court's decision provides
momentum toward this goal:
For breast cancer survivors, upholding the ACA means:
No Pre-Existing Conditions - Beginning in 2014, group
health plans and new individual plans will no longer
be able to exclude breast cancer survivors from
coverage or charge them a higher premium by
defining breast cancer as a pre-existing condition.
Lifetime and Annual Caps - Health insurance plans
are prohibited from imposing lifetime caps on
benefits, and the use of annual dollar limits is
restricted. Beginning in 2014, annual limits will also
be banned.
No Rescission - Insurers can no longer cancel a breast
cancer survivor's insurance policy when she or he
needs it most.
No Discrimination - Beginning in 2014, no longer will
insurance plans be allowed to charge more simply
because of gender, health status, location or
participation in a clinical trial.
Other Protections - Access to internal and external
appeals processes; access to clear and standardized
information about insurance options through a new
web portal as well as through state-based health care
consumer assistance programs; and the right to
designate or retain a primary care provider.
The ACA also means that patients will continue to
have a voice in the process. Under the ACA,
educated health care consumers will have an
opportunity to play a role in a range of decision
making bodies implementing health care reform.
On September 20, 2010, the National Breast
Cancer Coalition (NBCC) launched Breast
Cancer Deadline 2020 ®, a deadline and
strategic plan of action to end breast cancer
by January 1, 2020. We must all change our
behavior if we are to end this disease. That's
why we need your support!
We are working to gather 8,907 Georgian
signatures to be delivered to the President
on Inauguration Day in 2013. Why 8,907 signatures? Because that's
how many women (and men) in Georgia will be diagnosed with
breast cancer this year.
Please click on the Breast Cancer Deadline icon to sign the
petition. We need to show the country and the world, that the
breadth and diversity of our Georgia community stands behind
Breast Cancer Deadline 2020®. If you have any questions, please
contact our office or visit our website:
All women are at risk for developing breast cancer. In fact, one in
eight women will experience breast cancer in her lifetime. This
disease is devastating to women, their families and our
GBCCF was formed by three breast cancer survivors who came
together for a common cause--to fight to eliminate breast cancer.
Since 1994, GBCCF has been instrumental in breast cancer
education and advocacy.
Our mission, to serve as
Georgia's VOICE to END breast cancer!
GBCCF educates local, state and national legislators and the
public about all aspects of this devastating disease: the
importance of early detection, lifestyle changes, treatment
and research;
GBCCF advocates at the state and national levels for
increased breast cancer research funding, health care reform
and breast cancer legislation that will be of benefit to all;
Through our collaborative efforts with the National Breast Cancer
Coalition and other breast cancer advocates, dollars earmarked for
breast cancer research have quadrupled and the fight to eradicate
breast cancer has been brought to the forefront of the public's
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