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 [...]
The Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we are welcoming new members to join us in our work toward breast cancer prevention. Positions currently available are listed below. Videography Internship Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization whose mission is to prevent environmental causes of breast cancer by [...]
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.
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...
A study conducted by the British environmental group, ClientEarth, tested various consumer products for five endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs), or hormone-altering chemicals that have been linked with cancer, reproductive problems, and other negative health consequences. Our sister organization, Silent Spring Institute, did a similar product-testing study in 2012 looking for many of the same chemicals (and finding them) in consumer products from personal care products to shower...