Sponsor spotlight: Forward4Tobi
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For many years our friends at Forward4Tobi have been incredible partners to Living Beyond Breast Cancer for our annual Conference on Metastatic Breast Cancer. In past years, Forward4Tobi provided funding for travel grants to help hundreds of people impacted by metastatic breast cancer attend the conference in person.
“I really enjoyed the conference, especially since I was granted a travel grant to attend,” one woman shared. “I loved the connections I made, especially with the folks in my general area. Thanks for all you do to connect us together!”
“As a young single mom of a young child, newly diagnosed as metastatic, I wanted the opportunity to connect with others who are in similar situations,” another woman wrote. “I am grateful I was able to meet many others like me, facing similar issues, and finding hope during a very difficult time.”
After our conference became virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Forward4Tobi continued to support the 2020 Virtual Conference on Metastatic Breast Cancer to ensure we could continue to provide our trusted information and connections in a whole new way. We are excited to have them back as our Lead sponsor for the upcoming 2021 Virtual Conference on Metastatic Breast Cancer happening on April 17 and 18. Conference attendees can visit Forward4Tobi team at their exhibit booth to learn more about the organization and the work it does throughout the weekend.
Forward4Tobi is a nonprofit started in 2013 to honor the memory of Tobi Lauren Klonecki, a wife and mother of two young boys, who was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer at the age of 38. Tobi realized how lucky she was to have the means to pay medical expenses, childcare, and other daily needs of women living with breast cancer. After her death, Tobi’s friends and family came together to create Forward4Tobi. Forward4Tobi is run entirely by volunteers, which allows 98 percent of donations to go directly into the pockets of people living with breast cancer. Operating with only volunteers helps Forward4Tobi uphold their mission to help women with breast cancer live a better quality of life by easing their financial burden.
2021 Conference highlights
This year marks the 15th anniversary of our Conference on Metastatic Breast Cancer. We are looking forward to a special weekend with exciting keynotes, including Fatima Cardoso, MD, and Stacy Kennedy, MPH, RD, CSO, LDN, CPT, as well as breakout sessions focused on parenting, self-care, advocacy, and more. In addition to keynotes and sessions, we have new video-enabled meet-ups on Saturday morning and yoga to start your day on Sunday.
LBBC is very grateful for our partnership with Forward4Tobi, which helps us achieve our vision of a world where no one impacted by breast cancer feels uninformed or alone. We are hopeful that this conference serves as a starting point for bonds that will last a lifetime.
For more information about Forward4Tobi visit forward4tobi.org or check out their social media pages, @forward4tobi.