As our profile of BCA’s program associate Allison Young indicates, BCA is proud of being at the forefront of the effort to get real information to people who need it.
One of these efforts is our Information & Referral program, which ensures that people who call or email our office with a question or concern about breast cancer diagnosis, screening, treatment, or prevention will be directed by a BCA staff member to the resources they need. If we’re stumped by a question, we consult with experts, read studies, conduct research online, and do whatever we can to help people get the information they need to make the best decisions for themselves.
These I&Rs are mutually beneficial. We provide information and support, and at the same time learn a great deal about the challenges and issues that people affected by breast cancer are facing. What we learn helps us to advance our mission.
BCA’s mission is to carry the voices of people affected by breast cancer to inspire and compel the changes necessary to end the breast cancer epidemic. BCA’s Information & Referral program is an essential part of that mission.