Get […..] With Us: Recognizing 25 Years of Living Beyond Breast Cancer

Today, we hear from Living Beyond Breast Cancer CEO Jean Sachs, with a special invitation to our supporters. Her blog post officially kicks off LBBC’s 25th Anniversary of providing those in need with trusted information and a community of support. This blog is the first in what will unfold as a series of entries that tell the LBBC story - from those who have been with us since our beginning in the early ‘90s to those who have just recently found us.


Throughout 2016, Living Beyond Breast Cancer will recognize a number of important milestones. In April, we’ll host Thriving Together, our tenth annual conference for women living with metastatic breast cancer. Our grassroots fundraising event Living Beyond Breast Cancer's Reach & Raise, where supporters join together for a large scale yoga practice on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, turns 15.

And most notably in 2016 we will acknowledge LBBC’s 25 years of service to women impacted by breast cancer with a special campaign – and I’m extending an invitation to you to be part of it.

Get […..] with us!

Get […..] with us! is designed to introduce those who may be unaware of LBBC to our programs and services using the voices of people like you who are connected to the organization. If you want to be a part of this interactive and fun campaign read on.

What goes through your mind when you think about LBBC? What is it about LBBC that’s special to you?

What goes through your mind when you think about LBBC? What is it about LBBC that’s special to you? Maybe you feel a sense of kinship, comfort or empowerment. Maybe you feel you have a better understanding of breast cancer because of our work. Whatever the reason, we believe something powerful connected you to us. What was it and what’s one word that describes it?

Once you’ve found the right word, download a PDF of our Get [.....] with us! campaign card.  Print it out and then take the word you just thought of and write it in the […..] spot.  (NOTE: You may need to adjust the word somewhat for correct grammar and context). So, if you feel LBBC is a great source of information, your card might say “Get [informed] with us!”. Or, if LBBC provides you with help from your peers, your card might describe that experience as “Get [support] with us!”.  We don’t want to put words in your mouth so be creative.

Then, all you have to do is have someone snap a high-resolution photo of you holding the sign and email it, with a short description of your LBBC experience to Kevin Gianotto at

We’ll be using the photos and stories of those who’d like to participate in local, regional and national promotion of LBBC throughout 2016. Submission deadline is Friday, January 29. If you would like to participate, you’ll also need to return a signed copy of LBBC’s image release form. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to Kevin.

There’s no better time for you to “Get [together] with us!” than right now because we have so much to give to anyone impacted by breast cancer - and you can help us spread the word!

25th Anniversary Mark

Be sure to bookmark this post and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates on new posts in this special 25th Anniversary Blog Series.  In the coming weeks, we’ll be featuring stories on the formation of and inspiration behind our Breast Cancer Helpline, the evolution of Living Beyond Breast Cancer's Reach & Raise™, and how LBBC’s groundbreaking work on metastatic disease has helped change the way we address the needs of those with this type of diagnosis.

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