Despite the economy, we’ve had a lot of successes this year. And before we move forward into a new year, we thought it’d be a good idea to look back on some key highlights. After all, what good is there in moving forward if you can’t look back on your accomplishments? So here are our top 5 achievements of 2009…
5. LBBC steps into the social media arena.
You may have noticed our presence on social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. These networks have helped us reach hundreds of women who had never heard our name before. It also helped us provide important content in real-time…with some lively discussion along the way. If you haven’t already, become our fan on Facebookor follow us on Twitter.
4. Volunteer involvement increases.
In 2009 alone, over 1,000 people volunteered in our office and at conferences and events. Many of them are breast cancer survivors, caregivers, or people who simply want to give back to the community. Thank you all for your help and commitment to our mission! If you’re interested in being a volunteer, email Lisa Black, our Volunteer & Helpline Manager.
3. Fall conference attendance increases.
This year’s fall conference , News You Can Use: The Future of Breast Cancer Care, was the most successful one yet! Over 475 people attended, eager to get the latest medical & quality-of-life news. Thank you to all who attended–look for information on next year’s conference, scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010!
2. A community unites.
It’s amazing what one community can achieve! Our 7th Annual Yoga Unites for Living Beyond Breast Cancer event brought in over $100,000, surpassing our fundraising goal! Over 30 fundraising teams were formed, each team raising an average of $300. See what donating just $5 or $10 can do? We’ve doubled our fundraising goal for this year’s event on Sunday, May 16, 2010. Help us raise $200,000 for the 200,000 women that will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. Get involved by forming a fundraising team and uniting with the rest of the community!
1. Our resources reach thousands.
This year we saw a significant demand for our publications. But we still weren’t prepared for the actual number of publications that were sent out. In 2009, we sent out 58,061 publications all across the country. This number is staggering–and is proof that more women each year need our resources and support.
Want to make a year-end donation? You can donate on our website or by calling (610) 645-4567. It’s your generous donations that help support thousands of women with breast cancer.