Dear Friends in Prevention,
I hope this message finds you and your loved ones safe and well.
As Mother’s Day approaches, we stop to celebrate and honor the mothers, grandmothers, and caregivers who have empowered and supported us throughout our lives. We also cherish and honor the memories of those we have lost, as their strength and courage have deeply touched each and every one of us.
For the past three decades, Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) has had the privilege of working closely with scientists, families, volunteers, board members, and many others who share the same goal — breast cancer prevention. Today, a woman faces a 1 in 8 risk of developing breast cancer in her lifetime. I think we can all agree that this risk is quite simply too high. Through community education, research advocacy, and changes to public policy, we are very proud of the impact we have made. We have successfully advocated for increased state funding of breast cancer prevention research, launched an environmental health education program for students, and helped to expand testing of drinking water on Cape Cod, among other accomplishments. And yet, we know that there is still much more work to be done.
With your ongoing support, one milestone at a time, we will continue our mission to create positive change in the lives of our children, grandchildren, and future generations. We hope that you will consider making a donation today in honor of those special women in your life, those we have lost, and for all mothers who we hope will never develop breast cancer.
On behalf of the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition Board of Directors and staff, I wholeheartedly thank you for your efforts in supporting mothers every day and wish you all a healthy and Happy Mother’s Day.
With sincere gratitude
Cheryl Osimo, MBCC Executive Director