MBCC in the Community



18th Annual Festival of (Giving) Trees

The 18th annual Festival of (Giving) Trees will be held December 3 – 6, 2015 in Southbridge, MA. The Festival is a four-day extravaganza of family-friendly holiday cheer in support of breast cancer prevention efforts. All proceeds will benefit the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC), Silent Spring Institute, and the Cancer Center at Harrington Hospital. As […]

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MBCC Executive Director on WBZ News Radio

Following the American Cancer Society’s revision of their age screening guidelines for mammography, MBCC Executive Director, Cheryl Osimo, was invited to briefly share her opinion on WBZ News Radio. Click here to listen to Cheryl Osimo’s audio segment As she states in her audio, MBCC believes that the issue of screening is an individual one. […]

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We Support Updating Boston’s Fire Code

On November 9th, the Boston City Council’s Committee on Public Safety held a hearing to discuss updates to the Boston Fire Prevention Code. Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow (AHT) coalition members and supporters attended the hearing to testify and show their support. As a member of the AHT Governing Board, the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition […]

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Disparity in Breast Cancer….Continues

A recent article, “A Grim Breast Cancer Milestone for Black Women,” published on the New York Times Well blog highlights an unsettling change in breast cancer statistics. Historically, Black women have had consistently lower incidence of breast cancer than white women, but a higher mortality rate. Now, for the first time, the incidence rate for […]

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