“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 families. I need to feel proactive
in the fight against breast cancer in order to honor her.” – Jessica, Boston
Day after day women, and men, are diagnosed with breast cancer – many with stories much like Jessica’s. In fact, the rate of the disease has increased by 40% over that past 70 years. And Massachusetts has one of the highest rates of the disease in the country.
In 1991, the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition began by demanding answers to the question “What is CAUSING this disease?” And, research has been responding. We now know that over 70-80% of breast cancer diagnoses are not linked to the most commonly associated risks, such as family history, diet, exercise and other lifestyle factors. In fact, a 2010 report from the President’s Cancer Panel indicates that chemical causes of cancer are “grossly underestimated.” A review of the science by Silent Spring Institute highlights at least 216 chemicals linked with breast cancer most commonly found in consumer products, services and manufacturing.
Unfortunately, only 7% of Non-Governmental Organization breast cancer funding addresses prevention and only 10-11% of federal breast cancer funding focuses on environmental factors. YOU can help change this.
With your generous contribution, the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition will continue to come together to advocate for laws that eliminate chemicals linked with breast cancer and to educate women and men about making safer choices at home to reduce exposure to chemicals linked with the disease. Furthermore, we can continue the important work of eliminating racial disparities within the disease.
The provided “Donate Now” button above will direct you to our secure Paypal site where you can easily support MBCC.
You can also mail a check made out to Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition to:
Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition
PO Box 222
Rockland, MA 02370
Your generous support is so greatly appreciated. We also feature a number of fundraising opportunities through our e-newsletter as well as our various events.