About Us

Our Mission

Our mission is to educate the community by providing support and information about breast cancer detection, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship.

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Our Impact

Each year, volunteers at the Breast Cancer Education Association help hundreds of people who are affected by breast cancer. Whether it is through cancer screening events in the neighborhoods of at-risk populations, through free educational webinars, or at an inspiring conference featuring expert speakers, we are empowering people with the information and tools they need to navigate through breast cancer detection, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. Download our Impact Statement to see how we are making a difference in our community.

Our Inspiration

Image of Ann and LoisCo-founders Lois Joseph and Ann Harris are great examples of the reasons to get involved. Ann was a wife, Registered Nurse and mother of two when she was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 39. Just three months later, Ann was Lois's nurse when she was diagnosed. This year in Minnesota alone, over 4,500 people will be diagnosed with breast cancer and will find themselves in the same situation; stunned, confused and frightened. In response to their experiences as survivors, Ann and Lois created this conference to fulfill the growing need for breast health information in a supportive, inspiring and non-threatening environment.

Our Commitment

Survivors, families and friends are learning to live as fully as possible as they bravely explore treatment options and, incorporate emotional and lifestyle changes. Our annual conference brings the community's best medical and therapeutic breast health experts together for a day of learning on how to live as fully as possible when breast cancer touches your life. The program offers a broad range of healing philosophies and possibilities, opening doors and providing easy access to information and support. There is no other event in the Twin Cities like this conference!