Our health and the health of our families are extremely important and should be made a priority. We deserve to know that our water is safe, clean, and non-toxic. Sign the petition!
106 years ago, Rachel Carson was born in Springdale, PA. Years later, she would be remembered as the woman who launched modern environmentalism.
Julia Bacon, Senior Special Events and Outreach Intern for MBCC, shares a story about her mother who is her inspiration for building the Against the Tide events this year.
Only 7% of Non-Governmental Organization breast cancer funding addresses prevention. YOU can help change this.
Against the Tide is the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition’s annual swim, kayak, walk, or run fundraising event. Click here to learn more and register or make a pledge!
“I support MBCC and it’s culture of prevention. My mother passed away from breast cancer at age 57. We will never know exactly why she was struck down by this curse, but perhaps if the next generation is better educated than the one before, we can wipe out unnecessary diagnoses and save irreplaceable lives- and [...]
We are excited to introduce our new community education project, the MBCC Research Updates video series! This informative set of videos is designed to present the facts about environmental health and breast cancer prevention. Each short video will feature an interview with a researcher, medical professional, university professor, breast cancer activist, or other prominent figure [...]
June 22, 2013 at DCR’s Hopkinton State Park August 17, 2013 at DCR’s Nickerson State Park What is Against the Tide? Your Choice: Participate in 1, 2, 3 or 4 of the 6 EVENTS 1 Mile Swim – Competitive or Recreational 2 Mile Kayak – Recreational 3 Mile Walk – Recreational 5K or 10K Run [...]
The Politics of Cancer
Submitted by Margo Simon Golden, President, Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition.
We would all like to believe that an illness as widespread and often devastating as cancer would somehow be immune from politics. Unfortunately, another example of the ”politics of cancer” was displayed as Susan G. Komen for the Cure, influenced by their fear of lost financial and political support from the right, attempted to defund part of Planned Parenthood’s health services to women. This is not new.
CLICK THE IMAGE ABOVE TO SIGN THE PETITION The 2013 Massachusetts Senate budget was recently released, and Silent Spring Institute was not included. The Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition has repeatedly supported the request for $375,000 in state funding for sister organization, Silent Spring Institute, to expand their research on water quality in Cape Cod and Southeastern Massachusetts. Amendments to include the funding were filed in the House of Representatives and Senate...
Angelina Jolie recently disclosed that she had a double mastectomy in the hope of preventing breast cancer. The genetic mutation BRCA1 left her with an exceedingly high risk for developing the disease. But her condition is rare. Only about 5%-10% of breast cancer cases can be attributed to inherited genetic mutations (including BRCA1, BRCA2 and others) for women in the U.S. Learn how you can reduce your exposure to chemicals linked to breast cancer with our newest fact sheet:...
Recently, The Cape Cod Times published an article titled “Time to Rethink Pink.” It discusses the overflow of pink ribbons from October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (or as we call it, Breast Cancer Industry Month) into May for Mother’s Day. However, this article sheds some positive light on the issue indicating that prevention-oriented and environmentally-conscious breast cancer organizations like the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition and our...