Webinar Series

TOPIC: Your Voice and Public Policy
DATE: Tuesday, July 23, 2024
TIME: 12 pm - 1 pm; via computer, phone or tablet


Some of the most important decisions about cancer care and prevention are made not at the doctor’s office, but by elected officials. The voices of cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, and providers are powerful, and must be heard by decision makers. This session will discuss how your voice fits into every aspect of the policy process, from an idea to elected official accountability. 

Please join us on Tuesday, July 23, 2024 to gain a better understanding of how public policy impacts cancer, the power of your story, and ways you can advocate for change. 


Featured Speaker

Emily Myatt is the Regional Government Relations Director at the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). In that role, she develops and manages local and state policy campaigns, is the primary Minnesota lobbyist for the organization, and oversees state campaigns in Iowa and Indiana. Myatt has worked on successful campaigns to remove barriers to biomarker testing, fund cancer prevention and early detection programs, support patient quality of life, and address medical debt. Myatt sits on the Minnesota Cancer Alliance Steering and Policy Committees. Myatt is also a tri-chair of Minnesotans for a Smoke-Free Generation, a coalition of more than 50 organizations that share a common goal of advancing justice by striving toward a future where every person is free from commercial tobacco's harms and can reach their full health potential. Myatt received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Legal Studies from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. In 2023, Myatt was named ACS CAN’s Field Government Relations Professional of the Year.


if you missed any of our past webinars, visit our recorded webinars page to listen to this and other important breast cancer topics. 


Introducing the BCEA Education Committee

The mission of the Breast Cancer Education Association (BCEA) is to educate the community by providing support and information about breast cancer detection, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. The role of the Education Committee is to identify broad-ranging topics across the breast health continuum and to engage expert speakers in the field.

Our outreach and educational programs cross all boundaries and support a broad range of healing philosophies. At local community events, through FREE educational webinars, and at an inspiring annual conference that brings the community’s best medical and therapeutic breast health experts together for a full day of learning, BCEA volunteers are connecting those whose lives have been impacted by breast cancer with support resources and the latest information on research, treatment options, nutrition and care.

BCEA Education Committee

2019 Education Committee

Back Row L-R: Rebekah Floyd, Ann Harris (chair), Gay Lynn Richards
Front Row L-R: Thelma Dukuly, Carolyn Best, Ethel Livingstone, Benita Robinson, Natasha Hollowell
Not Pictured: Renata Beaman, Diane MacGibbon, Marlene Miller