Message from the Executive Director

IMG_1573Dear Friends in Prevention,

This spring, Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) brings vigor and growth to our 2016 program and events.

– Against the Tide 2016 registration is now open! Come join us for our Statewide Annual Against the Tide swim, walk, kayak, and/or run athletic fundraising event to take place for the 24th year in Hopkinton on Saturday, June 18 and for the 17th year on Cape Cod on Saturday, August 20. New this year: Against the Tide 5K/10K runs are now certified by USA Track & Field!

– MBCC has increased its reach within communities throughout Massachusetts with our Let’s Talk Prevention: Reducing Toxic Exposures tour, which encourages everyone to reduce their exposure to chemicals of concern. Read on to find a Let’s Talk Prevention tour location near you and to download the brochure in your language of choice (currently available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, and Japanese).

– MBCC hosted a successful webinar discussing the health impacts of exposure to fluorinated chemicals in our consumer products and drinking water with Silent Spring Institute (SSI) Water Quality Scientist, Dr. Laurel Schaider, PhD. If you would like to watch this past webinar, please click here.

– Please join us as we host another webinar on Tuesday, March 29 to discuss SSI’s new Detox Me App, a clean lifestyle guide that walks individuals through simple, research-based tips on how to eliminate harmful chemicals at home and work. 

– As advocates for prevention, we all understand the importance of asking critical questions in order to improve our health. MBCC wants a reformed, strengthened, and enforced Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) so we can move forward with safer choices. We want a future where public health, ecosystem health, and the health of future generations are a priority. MBCC joined other organizations in signing a letter to the House of Representatives and Senate Community Leaders in support of a reformed TSCA.

– March is Women’s History Month, which reminds us of the strength and courage of Rachel Carson. Often referred to as “the mother of the age of ecology,” Rachel Carson was an extraordinary scientist who contributed to beginning the global environmental health movement to which MBCC is dedicated. We acknowledge and honor her for her vision and concern for future generations.

– We also cannot forget the legacy left behind by MBCC’s founders, presidents, and supporters who have been leaders both locally and nationally in striving for the prevention of breast cancer. We applaud and remember these women for their incredible leadership and activism.

We thank you, our supporters, for your commitment to our mission of breast cancer prevention. Best wishes for a productive and joyful spring season.


Cheryl Osimo
Executive Director