Beware of Breast Cancer Awareness Gimmicks

Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) applauds a recent article in the Boston Globe, “Skip the breast cancer awareness gimmicks and donate directly,” which cautions consumers to reconsider purchasing pink products during this month of breast cancer awareness promotion. MBCC renews our call to define “awareness” in broader terms – to move away from the highly […]

October Message from Executive Director

Dear Friends in Prevention, As the calendar turns to October, Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) is energized for all that awaits us this fall. At the forefront is our continued effort to refocus the discussion of Breast Cancer Awareness month, as we renew our call to define “awareness” in broader terms – to move away […]

Update on Bill H.4166

At the beginning of the legislative session in January 2015, Representative Paul K. Frost (R-Auburn) filed a bill on behalf of Silent Spring Institute to obtain funding and to create a new program for drinking and ground water research across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The bill was referred to House Committee on Environment, Natural Resources, […]

Cigna revises policy to cover 3-D mammograms

Last year, when Cigna Insurance announced that it would cease coverage of 3-D mammograms, Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) urged its supporters to contact Cigna’s President and CEO to express collective concern over this decision. You can read MBCC’s blog here. MBCC is pleased to see that Cigna has revised its policy to cover 3-D […]

Take Action to Support Drinking and Ground Water Research

Your calls to House Ways and Means Chairman Brian Dempsey remain important. Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition has always advocated strongly for funding to support water quality research in Massachusetts. A cover story in the Boston Globe shines a spotlight on the “big water problems” facing Cape Cod. You can read the article here.  Plus, read the Boston […]