Let your voice be heard! Join Us in Washington DC!
Each year, VBCF provides training and transportation to about 100 activists across the state to attend National Lobby Day, hosted by the National Breast Cancer Coalition. National Lobby Day will take place on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Breast Cancer Advocates from around the country will go to Washington DC and talk with their legislators about public policy regarding breast cancer. The legislative priorities are set annually and typically focus on legislative priorities that include increasing funding for breast cancer research; providing access to high quality health care and clinical trials; and expanding the influence of breast cancer advocates in all aspects of the breast cancer policy decision-making process.
This year we will be charging $10 to help offset the costs of the bus. Please note that the registration fee is refundable if you cancel by April 30.
Proposed Itinerary: Please note, times and locations are subject to change, you will receive an official itinerary one week prior to the event.
- Pick-up #1: 4:30 am – 4:45 am: Target parking lot, 1245 Military Hwy, Norfolk, VA 23502
- Pick-up #2: 5:15 am: Super Kmart, 5000 Victory Blvd, Newport News
- Pick-up #3: 5:30 am: Days Hotel, 201 Water Country Parkway, Williamsburg
- Pick-up #4: 6:45 am: Lowes parking lot, 8001 Brook Rd. Richmond
The bus will drop us off at Peace Circle in Washington, DC. We will be picked up from the Peace Circle at 3:30 pm for the return trip.
Know Before you Go: Please be aware that participation in National Lobby Day requires that you be on your feet for the majority of the day. There will be a lot of walking, some of it will be uphill and fast-paced.
Also be aware that a lunch will be provided by NBCC. VBCF is unable to accommodate special dietary needs.
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED! For more information, please call Jennie Southworth at 800-345-8223 ext. 204 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.