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Organization Settles into New Frisco Office

Jun 24, 2021 ● By Lisa Ferguson

The National Breast Cancer Foundation held a grand-opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony June 23, welcoming invited guests into its new Frisco headquarters on Warren Parkway near the Dallas North Tollway. 

The nonprofit organization, which has called the city home for more than 16 years, was previously housed in a space at nearby Hall Park. The event also marked the 30th anniversary of NBCF’s founding in 1991. 

According to its website, nationalbreastcancer.org, NBCF’s mission “is to help women now by providing help and inspiring hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education and support services.” It has provided more than 192,000 mammograms, upward of 858,000 patient-navigation services and in excess of 240,000 breast health-education services to women in need nationwide over the last decade.   

Going forward, the new headquarters will house NBCF’s employees and host its programming events. It is also where volunteers will gather to assist in packing the foundation’s Hope Kits, care packages that are purchased for donation to breast cancer patients throughout the U.S.  

 On hand at the late-afternoon reception were Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney, who presented a special proclamation declaring it National Breast Cancer Foundation Day; Frisco City Council Members Angelia Pelham, Shona Huffman and Bill Woodard, Frisco Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Tony Felker, and many of NBCF’s community volunteers and others.  

Prior to the ribbon-cutting ceremony, NBCF President and Chief Operating Officer Kevin Hail spoke about the organization’s humble beginnings around his family’s kitchen table. He said the organization was tempted over the years to set up its offices in other North Texas cities, but opted to remain in Frisco. “For us to stay here … it’s just too important to us, and I’m very grateful for this place.” 

 Janelle Hail, NBCF’s founder and Chief Executive Officer, also attended and spoke at the event. A breast cancer survivor, she credited the foundation’s employees and supporters for allowing it to “reach out and take women by the hand and pull them out of the quagmire of hopelessness” surrounding breast cancer “and give them hope for their future, let them have a future, give them the opportunity to get healthcare. We know how to do it … and we are doing it.”