Who We Are
We are a diverse group of breast cancer activists. We are survivors, warriors, and advocates. We are women, men, families, partners, mothers, sisters, daughters, friends, and others dedicated to our mission. Presently, we have three part-time staff members and seven full-time staff members, including our Executive Director who works with BCCR’s Board of Directors, Committee Chairs, Committee members, and other volunteers.
Please view our Coalition video.
Why We Exist
Breast Cancer is a serious health problem in New York State, with more than 12,000 new cases and 3,500 deaths reported each year. Breast cancer represents over 28% of all malignancies among women. It is the number one cause of death in women between the ages of 30 and 54. At this time, one in eight women can expect to be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. Currently, Monroe County ranks among the highest for all new diagnoses of breast cancer in New York State. This high rate of breast cancer and the high mortality rate for women, especially younger and minority women, has motivated us to become educated about this disease so that we, in turn, can educate others. We are further motivated by a concern for the future health of our daughters, granddaughters, sisters, mothers and friends.
How to Help
Through support, advocacy, fundraisers, and volunteering, you CAN make a difference – and we would love to have your help. Learn more here.
Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester
1048 University Avenue
Rochester, New York 14607
General inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org