About the BCAA Organization

How can I support the Breast Cancer Education Association?

 There are many ways you can support the BCEA.  You can volunteer, make a donation or become a conference sponsor.  All information can be found this website under the "Support" tab.

How can I volunteer to help with Breast Cancer Education Association?

Visit our Vounteer Page and complete the application. Or, contact our office at 651-487-3578.

Are donations to BCEA tax deductible?

Yes, BCEA is a non-profit 501(c)3 and donations are 100% tax-deductible. Federal Tax ID number: 03-0510381/State Tax ID number: 6438082.

How is my donation used?

Your donation helps to fund our Breast Cancer Education Conference. Individual registration costs cover only a small portion of the cost. The funds raised through sponsorships and donations go directly to underwrite the costs of this full-day educational program.

Where does your funding come from?

Our annual Breast Cancer Education Conference is supported through registration fees, donations and sponsorships.  We are fortunate to partner with many local experts who donate their time to speak at the conference.

Does the BCEA support research?

The BCEA does not directly support research. We support many local resources through links on the BCEA website.

Is BCEA part of a larger national organization?

No. We do not receive funding from any national organization.  We have local partnerships to support our annual Breast Cancer Education Conference.  We are a grass-roots Minnesota 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

How is the BCEA different from other breast cancer organizations?

The Breast Cancer Education Association is an educational and inspirational non-profit organization. Our mission is to educate the community by providing support and information about breast cancer detection, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. Our annual Education Conference, is largely organized and run by volunteers, most of whom are breast cancer survivors.

About our Annual Educational Conference

Who should attend the conference?

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. Scholarships are available, and CEU credits are offered to health care professionals.

How many CEU credits will I receive if I attend the conference? How do I receive them?

You will receive 1.5 credit for each session – 4.5 credits for the entire day. Ask the Room Monitor for one.

Are CEU’s (Continuing Education Credits) provided?

 Yes, CEU’s are offered for health-care professionals and teachers.

How can I apply for a conference scholarship?

Scholarship applications are available. Please fill out the Scholarship Application or call 651-487-3578.

Where can I find information about becoming a sponsor or exhibitor?

Contact Ann Kvaal via Email, or 651-487-3578. You can also learn more by visiting our Sponsorship page.

Is lunch included with the registration?

 Yes, lunch and dessert are included.

What if I need to cancel?

Partial refunds will be issued if written notification is provided at least 10 days before the conference.  A $15 cancellation fee will be charged for each person. Please note that your registration is transferable. 

What are the registration fees for the Annual Conference?

You can find registration fees on the Annual Conference page. Discounts are available for Cancer Survivors and Students. Register early and save with our early-bird rates.

How do I register for the annual conference?

You can Register Online or call 651-487-3578.

Where is the Annual Conference held?

Our 21st Annual conference will be held on October 8, 2022 at:

Wilder Center
451 Lexington Parkway N.
Saint Paul, MN 55104

Where can I find the Annual Conference Schedule of events?

Details can be found on our Conference Schedule page.

Why should I attend the annual educational conference?

The Breast Cancer Education Conference is a very special day for those in our community whose lives have been impacted by breast cancer. Renowned local and national experts 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 ONLY conference of its kind in the Twin Cities, the conference offers the knowledge, support and empowerment you need to navigate this journey.