An Interview with Janelle Hail, CEO & Founder of The National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. ®

10 14 2014

We're about halfway through the month of October, but our efforts to continue raising awareness and funds for our partner, The National Breast Cancer Foundation Inc. ® are still going strong. Today we're sharing an interview the SABRE Team was able to get with the NBCF's CEO and Founder, Janelle Hail. In this interview, Janelle shares her own story of survival and how she turned that journey into her life's work.

SABRE: Let’s start by learning a bit about your story Janelle, when were you diagnosed with breast cancer?

Janelle: I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1980 at the age of 34. At the time of my diagnosis, there was little information about the disease, and I was forced to make a decision about my health care without knowing my options. Early detection saved my life.

SABRE: And it was during your path to recovery that you realized helping other women find and treat breast cancer early was your calling?

Janelle: As a survivor, I made a commitment to educating women around the world so that they could make well-informed decisions when facing breast cancer.

SABRE: How did the National Breast Cancer Foundation we know today get started?

Janelle: My husband, Neal, and I founded the National Breast Cancer Foundation in 1991 with the mission to help women now and inspire hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education, and support services.

SABRE: What is the #1 goal of the NBCF and how is the organization striving to meet that goal today?

Janelle: At NBCF, we are committed to spreading knowledge and fostering hope in the fight against breast cancer. By funding free mammograms for women who could not otherwise afford them and supporting research programs in leading research facilities across the country, NBCF helps inspire the courage needed to win this monumental battle. Today, NBCF is recognized as one of the leading breast cancer organizations in the world. A recipient of Charity Navigator’s highest 4-star rating for ten years, NBCF provides women Help for Today…Hope for Tomorrow® through its