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From Symptoms to Survivorship: Connecting & 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 2021 Annual Report is Here!

We’re excited to share that our new digital and mobile-friendly annual report is now available. We are so grateful for everyone in the VBCF community that allowed us to not only cope with the second year of the pandemic but to adapt and grow as well. We hope you will spend a few minutes with this report learning more about our work and that you will be a part of all we hope to accomplish this year.

View Our Annual Report

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.

Did you know?

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women,
30% of all new cancer diagnoses in women will be breast cancer in 2021.

In Virginia

7,410 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. 

In the United States

Over 3.5 million women are living with a history of breast cancer.

VBCF is here for you.

Have you or a loved one been recently diagnosed with breast cancer? Request our free guide and comfort pillow – Navigating Breast Cancer: A Road Map for the Newly Diagnosed Virginian.

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Latest News

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Breast Cancer and Mental Health

May is Mental Health Month and National Cancer Research Month. Recently, the two have coincided as researchers continue to learn more about the mental health of those dealing with breast cancer, not just cancer’s effect on physical health.

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False Positives and Overdiagnoses

When you read about “false positive” rates in mammograms, what comes to mind? Or about breast cancer “overdiagnoses”? There have been a few articles on those topics lately, so below[…]

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Obesity, the BMI, and Breast Cancer

BMI is being used as an “easy” but murky indicator of health and how the relationship between overweight, obesity, and breast cancer is not as clear-cut as it is often made out to be. 

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