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LBBC’s Young Advocate Program Now Accepting Applicants

July 22, 2014

Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s Young Women’s Initiative is now accepting applications for the fall 2014 Young Advocate Program.


Download the Young Advocate Program application.

The small group of young women selected to take part in the Young Advocate Program will receive training on how to better advocate for those affected by breast cancer within their communities and will gain a better understanding of the disease. The training will be led by prominent advocates of those affected by cancer and by LBBC staff throughout the weekend of LBBC's Annual Fall Conference, held September 27-28, 2014, in Philadelphia. This will be LBBC’s third Young Advocate Training, and 29 young women have participated in the program to date.

This opportunity is geared toward women with limited incomes who were diagnosed with breast cancer within the last 3 years and were under 45 years of age at the time of diagnosis. Those accepted into the program will receive up to $850 in financial assistance to help offset the cost of attending the conference, where they will participate in advocacy training. They will also complete at least two advocacy-related activities in their communities in the six months following the training. The Young Advocate Program is a part of the LBBC’s Young Women’s Initiative, which is funded through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

What are previous participants saying about the program?

  • "I have learned that there is so much more out there for us survivors. That with assistance from an advocate, patients and women can have someone who really understands what they have gone through. I can be that helping hand.”
  • “I plan to be more active--I have learned that there are people and groups that can help me be more active and involved.”
  • "The conference was excellent. I never knew there were so many legal issues surrounding breast cancer. And I was so glad I was able to meet so many amazing women and make lifelong friends.”

How Do I Apply?

Download the Young Advocate Program application to learn more about the program and its requirements. Candidates are required to supply a personal statement and some demographic information as part of the application, due August 29, 2014. Completed applications can be submitted by email, fax or mail. More details can be found in the application form.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please email Arin Ahlum Hanson, manager of the Young Women’s Initiative, at

This program is supported by Cooperative Agreement Number DP11-1111 from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The program content is solely the responsibility of the LBBC and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.