February 12, 2016

Whether you’ve just been diagnosed with breast cancer; are currently in treatment; are years out from your diagnoses; or just want to help eradicate breast cancer – the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation (VBCF) is here for you. Let us keep you informed about the latest breast cancer headlines and what’s going on at VBCF! Sign up for the VBCF Connection, our monthly e-newsletter, to learn about upcoming events, advocacy issues,…


Conference: Advocating for your Breast Health

February 4, 2016

Download a Flyer Date: Saturday, February 27, 2016 Location: Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital – Education Center 2 Bernardine Drive, Newport News, VA 23602 Cost: $10 (Food & Refreshments included) The Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation invites you to a half-day conference where you can learn about how you can be your own best health advocate. A panel of experts will speak on important and timely topics concerning breast health, including…


Hold Your Breath, Spare Your Heart

New technique is sparing women heart damage associated with radiation treatment for breast cancer The University of Virginia Health System is empowering women with an easy and painless way to spare the heart damage associated with radiation for breast cancer.  The technique, known as voluntary deep inspiratory breath hold (DIBH), requires that patients take and hold a deep breath for up to 20 seconds, allowing their care providers to target…

April 10, 2013

Chapter Member Receives Human Rights Award

Great teachers affect not only their students; they inspire their communities to support efforts that lead to a better world. Osbourn Park High School teacher Lydia Stewart was honored on January 19 by the Prince William County Human Rights Commission for the work she does to advance the cause of equality for all people. Stewart, a special education teacher and educator for nearly 25 years, has spent much of her…

January 26, 2013

In Remembrance – Kat Werner

  VBCF was deeply saddened to learn of the sudden passing of a member of our advocacy committee, Kat Werner. Kat passed away on Sunday, September 23, just a week after giving birth to her fourth child. She was 37 years old. Kat was a tireless, passionate breast cancer advocate and she will be greatly missed. Read more about Kat here.

September 24, 2012

Welcome to our new website!

Blog post by: Lisa Boudreaux, Communications Manager We are very excited to launch VBCF’s new website today and we are hoping that you will find it welcoming and informative.   Our longtime supporters have probably noticed that we have been freshening up our look in the past few months. I thought I would take a few minutes to share with you the vision behind our new look.   In design, circles can…

February 6, 2012

VBCF: The Early Years

Blog post by:  Mary Jo Kahn, VBCF Co-Founder Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation began with nothing, really nothing, but a handful of angry women.  That may sound harsh, but there are things you should know about breast cancer 20 years, even 40 years, ago. When my mother was diagnosed in the 60’s, the words breast and cancer were almost never said in public and people whispered them in private.  Twenty some…

November 6, 2011

Breast Cancer is More than a Pink Ribbon

Blog post by:  Lisa Boudreaux, VBCF Communications Manager At VBCF we believe that breast cancer is more than a pink ribbon – it is women and men and families. It is scientists and doctors, legislators and advocates. It is drugs and procedures. This is a battle. There are scars. There are victories and losses. Connecting it all is the pink ribbon. It’s hard not to think of the pink ribbon when…

October 1, 2011