Keeping Abreast

May 2021

SPECIAL NEWSLETTER

We have some exciting news for you regarding our ongoing restructure and development of new roles as part of our succession planning for the future of IBCPC.


In establishing these new panels and portfolio’s we have strived to make these roles “By paddlers for paddlers”. We believe it is important that those who advise us, and you as members, are survivors, paddlers, and understand the limitations we face in our bodies, and in our minds.

We have added more National Representatives (NR’s) and where there are less than three teams per country, we have added a further role of Country Liaison (CL). Where there are currently NRs in countries with less than three teams, we have elected to leave the status quo, but to work closely with these countries to further develop and build more IBCPC member teams.  As we add more NR’s and CL’s we will advise in our upcoming communications.

In establishing the Medical Advisory Panel (MAP) our objective is to review medical research, today's thinking and practices to be able to update information as it comes to hand and to guide survivors to the best resources that we can.

THE MEDICAL ADVISORY PANEL

The Medical Advisory Panel members are all breast cancer survivors and are all dragon boat paddlers and they work directly with breast cancer patients in the medical or associated professions in the areas of diagnosis, treatment, patient advocacy, and well-being.

Please click on the images below to read their bio's. 

MEN'S BCS AMBASSADOR

We felt the time was right to have a male advocating for males when it comes to breast cancer and breast cancer paddling. Mark O’Connor is not afraid to stand up and be counted and is more than willing to share his story about his diagnosis of breast cancer. Mark has recently suffered a recurrence but is incredibly positive about his future. Mark shares his story with us.

NEW NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVES

 

NEWLY ESTABLISHED COUNTRY LIAISONS (CL’s) 

In countries with less than three teams, we have established the position of Country Liaison. Our first of those CL’s are noted below.

MORE TO COME...

We will have more new people to introduce in our next newsletter! 

Paddles up! 

Meri Gibson

President

IBCPC