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From Symptoms to Survivorship: Connecting and Empowering Virginians since 1991

Our Mission  

VBCF is a statewide, Richmond-based nonprofit committed to the eradication of breast cancer through education and advocacy.

Our Goals

Establish the eradication of breast cancer as a state and national priority; Advocate for the collective needs of people affected by breast cancer; Educate all Virginians on the facts about breast cancer. 

Our Accomplishments

EXPAND ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE

After 5+ years of advocacy, successfully advocated for the state’s 2018 Medicaid Expansion, allowing 400,000 Virginians access to preventive cancer screening and treatment regardless of their economic status.

FREE BREAST HEALTH EDUCATION

Over 20+ years, supporting updated breast cancer educational materials and resources in Virginia’s local libraries accessible to more than 8.5 million Virginians.

ADVOCATE FOR RESEARCH FUNDING

Since 1995, Virginia research institutions have received more than $37 million in funding from the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program – VBCF’s priority advocacy research focus.

Share your story

Your story has power. Your story can help empower someone to seek care or help someone feel like they are not alone. Share your story with us and make a difference to someone facing breast cancer.

SHARE YOUR STORY

“I had an amazing support system… my family, my personal friends, my work friends… people that I knew well and people that I didn’t know so well rallied around me with support of all kinds.”

Kim, dx age 49 
Goochland

READ KIM’S STORY

“For me the hardest part was the unknown. Once I knew what was ahead I found I could handle what was to come.”

Jackie, dx age 54
Mechanicsville
READ JACKIE’S STORY

The anxiety of finding out if anything is wrong is much better than delaying a diagnosis and therefore treatment. Get to know your body now so you can tell if something is off.”

Tara, dx age 37 
Henrico

READ TARA’S STORY

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