21st Breast Cancer Education Conference

 The ONLY conference of its kind in the Twin Cities, our annual Breast Cancer Education Conference features renowned experts and resources on the latest in breast cancer research, nutrition, care and prevention.

8:00 AM- 4:00 PM
Wilder Foundation, St. Paul, MN

Renowned local and national breast health experts will share the latest advancements in research, treatment and care in a supportive and inspiring environment. The day includes opportunities to connect with others and discover practical tools and resources for dealing with the challenges of surviving and living with breast cancer. The conference is designed to be relevant to anyone whose life may be affected by breast cancer – newly diagnosed, in treatment, survivors, caregivers, family members and health care professionals.


BCEA Webinars

The BCEA offers free webinars on a variety of breast cancer topics. Click here for information on upcoming webinars. All webinars are recorded, so if you missed a live event, you can still see the recorded presentation.


You Shop. Amazon Gives.

When you choose the Breast Cancer Education Association as your charity, Amazon donates .5% of your eligible purchases to BCEA. Simply go to https://smile.amazon.com/ch/03-0510381 and select the Breast Cancer Education Association as your charity of choice.

Annette Lamers Making A Difference Award

Luella Williams is the recipient of the 2021 Annette Lamers Making a Difference AwardThe award recognizes an outstanding volunteer whose dedicated service has made a significant difference in our community. A three-time breast cancer survivor, Lu is now celebrating 34 years as a survivor. She was first introduced to BCEA when she was asked to model in a fashion show and has been a dedicated volunteer ever since. She is one of the original Breast Cancer Champions, and currently serves as a mentor to new Champions. She plays a key role in  BCEA community outreach programs and also volunteers with African American Breast Cancer Association and Sisters Standing Up to Breast Cancer. Lu’s dedication, caring and  commitment have been instrumental in helping BCEA reach communities with unequal burdens of cancer. You will find Lu at nearly every BCEA- sponsored meeting or event, greeting  everyone she meets with a smile, sharing her story, educating and encouraging women to take care of their health.


BCEA Co-Founders Leadership Award

GayLynn Richards is the recipient of our first BCEA Co-Founders Leadership Award. The award recognizes a volunteer who exemplifies the strong leadership qualities that make it possible for BCEA to thrive and succeed.  Gay spent most of her career working in oncology nursing, and received an advance certification in breast health from the Anderson Cancer Center. GayLynn commits countless hours of her time and energy representing BCEA in the community.  She is involved in several organizations, sharing her knowledge and inspiring others in the fight against breast cancer.  A trusted and respected leader in the community, Gay has a true gift for connecting people and organizations with a shared vision. She’s been a leader in expanding BCEA outreach efforts to raise awareness and bring education to underserved communities, and has been instrumental in obtaining grant funding to support collaborative outreach programs, including the Breast Cancer Champions. Gay’s leadership has been invaluable, and her commitment and passion are an inspiration to all.

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Our Commitment

Our Commitment

At community events, through educational webinars and our annual conference, we connect people with support resources and share the latest information on research, treatment options, nutrition and care. LEARN MORE

Our Inspiration

Our Inspiration

Created in 2001 by survivors Ann Harris and Lois Joseph, the Breast Cancer Education Association conference fulfills a need for a broad range of cutting-edge information about breast health. Learn More

Make a Difference

Make a Difference

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of people who have been impacted by breast cancer? Would you like to meet other people who are as passionate about breast cancer education as you?  Get Involved