Day 2: Sunday, May 4, 2014 
8:00am – 6:00pm

8:00am - 8:15am Welcome
Tracy Leduc, NBCC Board of Directors, Annie Appleseed Project
Moment of Silence
8:15am – 9:00am

President's Address
NBCC President Fran Visco will deliver her keynote address on the status of Breast Cancer Deadline 2020®. She will address progress and challenges facing us as we implement strategies outlined in the Breast Cancer Deadline 2020® Blueprint

Fran Visco Bio Image

9:00am – 10:30am

Cancer Research Landscape: What's Changing?
Are there signs of change in the areas of prevention and metastasis research? Has the breast cancer research landscape become more focused on Deadline priorities? Hear about the progress being made and where progress is still to come.

Amy Bonoff  Bio Image


Keith Knutson Bio Image  Pat Steeg Bio Image  Alana Welm Bio Image

10:30am – 10:45pm


10:45am – 11:45am

Grassroots Organizing: Models That Work
Speaker: Carolyn Lukensmeyer, PhD, Executive Director of the National Institute of Civil Discourse, University of Arizona. Hear some of the lessons learned and key examples from the AmericaSpeaks experience. This will be an interactive discussion on how to mobilize communities around controversial and timely community issues as this pertains to NBCC mobilization strategies. 

Carolyn Lukensmeyer Bio Image

11:45am - !2:00pm Break
12:00pm – 12:45pm 

Advocate/Speaker Meet-Up

Pat Steeg, Alana Welm, Keith Knutson, Carolyn Lukensmeyer, Robert Cook-Deegan, Alan Rosenblatt, Susan Love.

These small group conversations are designed to bring together advocates and the Summit presenters for an informal dialogue on top of mind issues. Whether it is a thorny research dilemma or a follow up to a provocative point made in a plenary, these sessions will allow for the
kinds of interactions leaders will find stimulating and insightful.

1:00pm – 2:30pm

Lunch: Keynote Address

Christine Norton, NBCC Board member, Minnesota Breast Cancer Coalition. 

Speaker: Stephen Friend, MD, PhD, is CEO and founder of Sage Bionetworks, a non-profit organization that provides the tools and environment to conduct dynamic, large-scale collaborative biomedical research. Dr. Friend will highlight his innovative approaches to reimagining the role of citizens in the research process and for greater data sharing through open source technology, crown sourcing and DREAM challenges.

Stephen Friend Bio Image

2:30pm - 2:45pm Break

2:45pm – 4:00pm

Knowing How to End Breast Cancer: What do we need to get there? 
What is it going to take to achieve the goal of knowing how to end breast cancer by 2020?  How will we define success and what do we need to get there?  Some have suggested innovative tools for scientific inquiry, systematic ways to collect biological materials, radical approaches to data sharing and convention-breaking collaboration, among others.  What kinds of ethical, intellectual property, patient interest and technological issues does this path raise?
Moderator: Molly Mead, EdD, MBA
Sue Love, MD, MBA, Robert Cook-Deegan, MD and Joy Simha

Susan Love Bio Image  Robert Cook Degan Bio Image

4:15pm – 4:30pm Break

4:30pm – 6:00pm

Skill Building Workshops: Community Organization 
Grassroots mobilization in 2014 will include creating community roundtable events to promote Breast Cancer Deadline 2020.  Learn how this is done by experienced AmericaSpeaks facilitators and veteran NBCC advocates.              


Elana Goldstein, Mary Lauran Hall, Hala Harik Hayes, Kim Sescoe, Vickey Wilcher, Kamilah Woods.

NBCC Co-Facilitators:

Lori Seawel Bio Image  Vernal Branch Bio Image  Carol Matyka  Christine Carpenter Bio Image  Kathleen Harris Bio Image  Amy Upchurch Bio Image

Special Events:

2014 Summit Women With Balls Promo






Women with Balls®: Strike Breast Cancer!

Sunday, May 4, 6:30pm-9:30pm, Lucky Strike Lanes, 701 7th Street, NW, Washington, DC
A party in the fast lane, at Lucky Strike Lanes. Shuttle departs the hotel at 6:20. Bowlers who have raised $500 above the $1000 fundraising goal still have time to sign up. Visit the Fundraising table in the Atrium by 4:30 on Sunday, May 4 to complete registration. 

2014 Summit Promo Image Photos

     2014 Summit Page Get Inspired

      Watch President’s 2013 Address

      Get a taste of last year’s Summit

      Learn at NBCC’s Online Center for Advocacy Training

      Women with Balls®: STRIKE! Breast Cancer is back!