This is a Meetup group dedicated to the educational, physical, and emotional support of people touched by breast cancer either themselves, people close to them, and/or people who would like to know more about the prevention and early detection of this, the most common cancer of women. 

 The purpose of this Meetup is to provide more than can be provided by webinars, but a forum where women (and men) can meet others whose lives have been touched by breast cancer, to enhance a sense a community, support, and positive action. This Meetup works in collaboration with Alamo Breast Cancer Foundation (http://www.alamobreastcancer.org/) but supports the efforts of other breast cancer related organizations and activities as well.

The ABCF is a long standing, and active community group has the mission is “To end breast cancer by assisting patients, informing health professionals and policy makers, and expanding knowledge through education and community outreach.” The Foundation has a 20 year history of working as part of the breast cancer community here. 

Community Outreach and Education

a) A 24-Hour help Line (phone coverage for support and information)
b) Educational programs and lectures
c) Participation at community health fairs

d) Maintenance of a website with information about breast cancer related events here in the community.
e) Patient Assistance Program
f) Programming for the community at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

 Advocacy
a) Support of legislation and programs (governmental and non-governmental) promoting access to excellent breast cancer screening and early detection, and breast cancer care. b) Support of legislation and programs (governmental and non-governmental) promoting breast cancer research.
c) Training of individuals to more effectively play advocacy roles. Research
a) A major group effort to help with the planning and set up of the annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
b) Participation in the advisory and regulatory boards (IRBs) for local and national clinical and laboratory research efforts.

Research
a) A major group effort to help with the planning and set up of the annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
b) Participation in the advisory and regulatory boards (IRBs) for local and national clinical and laboratory research efforts.


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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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