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 online application. Or, you may contact our office at 651-487-3578.

Are donations to BCEA tax deductible?

Yes, BCEA is a non-profit 501(c)3 and donations qualify as being 100% tax-deductible. For tax deduction purposes Federal Tax ID number: 03-0510381 or State Tax ID number: 6438082.

How is my donation used?

Your donation helps to fund our Annual Breast Cancer Education Conference. This full-day educational program registration is offered at $59 per person, but actual cost is $175 per person. Money raised through sponsorships and donations go directly to underwrite the costs.

Where does your funding come from?

Our Annual Breast Cancer Education Conference is supported through registration fees, donations and sponsorships.  We are forutunate to partner with many Local Experts who donate their time to speak at the conference.

Does the BCEA support research?

Indirectly. BCEA supports many local resources through links on its website.

Is BCEA part of a larger national organization?

No. We do not recieve any national funding.  We have formed local partnerships to support our Annual Education Conference.  We are a Minnesota grass-roots 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 which educates the community by providing support and information about 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

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

1.5 credit for each session – 4.5 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 by Filling Out Application or calling 651-487-3578.

When does the Resource Center open?

The Resource Center opens before lunch and again after the Sense of Style Show.

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

Contact Ann Kvaal via Email, or 651-487-3578. You can also visit our Sponsorship page.

Is lunch included with the registration?

 Yes, lunch and dessert.

What if I need to cancel?

Partial refunds will be issued if written notification is provided at least 10 Days before the schedules conference.  Please Note that your registration is transferable. A $15 cancellation fee applies per person.

What are the registration fees for the Annual Conference?

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

How do I register for the annual conference?

Please click here to Register Online or or call 651-487-3578

Where is the Annual Conference held?

Our 13th Annual conference will be held on October 11, 2014 from 8:00 am - 3:30pm at:

Saint Paul RiverCentre
175 West Kellogg Blvd
Saint Paul, MN 55102

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?

Each year more women and men are diagnosed with breast cancer at a young age. Our Annual Education Conference, held each October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, is a forum where specialists and breast health experts provide the latest information on a broad spectrum of breast cancer related issues. The mission of the conference is to provide easy access to knowledge in a supportive and inspiring environment. BCEA believes that with knowledge comes empowerment, with community gathering comes inspiration and with support comes hope.

About BCAA's Annual "Breast Party" Fundraiser

How do I register for the Breast Party?

Look for the event listing on our Events Page approximately 8 weeks before the event, held early March each year. From the event listing you'll be able to register online. You can also call 651-487-3578 for more information.

Why should I support the annual Breast Party in Town fundraiser?

The evening features entertainment, silent auctions, food, fun, friendship and faith. The Breast Party in Town helps to raise money for our annual education conference to help educate, empower and encourage women and men affected by breast cancer.

Where is the Breast Party in Town?

Metropolitan Ballroom
5418 Wayzata Boulevard
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55416-1322
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When is the Breast Party in Town?

The Breast Party in Town is an annual fundraiser and is held each March. Look for the event listing on our Events Page approximately 8 weeks before the event.