Representatives from the Susan G. Komen Center for Public Policy visited St. Louis the week of July 7th to film an advocacy video about barriers to care during breast cancer treatment. The video featured PECaD coordinator Marilyn Wilson and two of our community partners and breast cancer survivors, Dr. Nicole Robinson and Chantelle Nickson-Clark.
The Center for Public Policy is a new entity within the Susan G. Komen organization formed with the goal of mobilizing the community to advocate for broad, systematic and lasting changes in public policy around access to breast health services, funding for cancer treatment research, and insurance barriers to treatment.
The video follows on the 2019 Susan G. Komen Advocacy Summit in May in Washington D.C., which PECaD staff members attended. It will be shown to legislators to raise awareness of the financial and other burdens many people face during care who have no insurance or inadequate insurance. Once we receive a copy of the completed video, we hope to share it with our PECaD community!