"My place in this world is to be involved with support for young women with breast cancer...."

"The most important thing training taught me was that my place in this world is to be involved with education of and support for any young woman who has heard that crashing sentence: You have breast cancer !"   This quote is from a breast cancer survivor who recently completed training in the Become a Young Advocate with Living Beyond Breast Cancer.

Living Beyond Breast Cancer"s (www.LBBC.org) Young Women's Initiative is hosting the Young Advocate Training Program in Denver on July 14-16, 2016.  This program is designed for women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer before age 45.  For this upcoming training, young women from Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Nebraska, New Mexico, Arizona, Kansas and Oklahoma are invited to apply.

     Those accepted into the program receive tools and training to raise awareness about breast cancer, get a better understanding of the disease and advocate for others who have been affected.  Almost  eighty young women have been through the training since the program started in 2013.  

      In the past, Young Advocates who completed the training have done activities such as share their breast cancer story at events, participate in research review boards, start their own blogs, conduct social media outreach and share LBBC educational materials with healthcare providers or other community members.

     We are seeking a diverse candidate pool, incuding:

                  -  Applicants with an annual household gross income at 200 percent or less of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or lower,

                   -Applicants from diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds,

                  - Women who are under age 35 ,

                  - Women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer in the  last 3 years,

                 - Women who are living with metastatic breast cancer.

Selected participants will receive a travel reimbursement and two night hotel stay.  To  learn more and apply for the program, visit: lbbc.org/youngadvoocate.  Application deadline 5/31/16.

Questions and more information about the Young Advocate Program can be directed to LBBCat This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 484 708-1546.