Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition: Autumn 2014
Action and Awareness This Autumn 
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Call Jack Berleth & Sons!
Need a plumber? Once again, HBCAC is proud to partner with  Jack Berleth & Sons, Inc. during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For the second year, they have pledged to donate $10 to HBCAC for every service call they perform during October! A perfect excuse to have them fix that leaky faucet or install some new plumbing! 
Friends and neighbors came out for evening of food & fun on the alleys to support HBCAC at our third  annual bowling event at AMF Commack Bowl. When it came to laughter, everyone was a winner! Fabulous raffle prizes were also awarded. Many thanks to our board member, Nordeen Accardi, who hosted the event for our benefit!

Eat, Drink & Think Pink! 
For the seventh year in a row, Bohlsen Restaurant Group will be raising money and awareness for breast cancer through the support of their patrons during the annual October "Eat, Drink & Think Pink" campaign. Click here for more information- then go enjoy a fine meal or drinks for a good cause! 
Partner with Panera!
During October, our long-time partner, Panera Bread, will once again be running their Pink Ribbon Bagel campaign, where a portion of proceeds from each ribbon bagel sold will go to: Adelphi NY Statewide Cancer Hotline, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and HBCAC!
Representatives from Panera Bread, WalkFM Radio, and BC Coalitions.
The Colors of Autumn: Orange, Red, Pink & Green!
As most of you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. So, in addition to the beautiful autumn shades of red & orange, there's an awful lot of "pink" this time of year. As a non-profit organization, we are extremely grateful to our community & friends who provide much of the "green", enabling HBCAC to continue our year-round work supporting those affected by breast cancer, with focus towards prevention of all disease. This month, we ask you to choose those businesses who help support HBCAC, and there are lots of fun (and practical) ways to do so. Need to finally fix that leaky faucet? Want to go out for some dinner? Or grab a bagel for breakfast? Or maybe, have fun with fitness or go bowl for a cause . Whatever you like to do, there are ways to help. Read on for more information about our events and find an opportunity to show your true colors!
"Taking it to the Streets": HBCAC Outreach Events
October 7: 2014 Breast Cancer Summit at the Coral House 
HBCAC was happy to participate in this year's "Breast Cancer Summit" at the Coral House on October 7th where we distributed our educational and informative Prevention Is The Cure™ materials including our "Toxic Trigger" brochure, Healthy Reference Cards and our "Look Before You Leap" (L.E.A.P.)coloring books in both English & Spanish!

October 15: TOH Senior Center and the NYSCEHC
As a new NYSCEHC opened in Stony Brook, HBCAC's Karen Joy Miller explained to TOH seniors about the New York State Children's Environmental Health Centers (NYSCEHC) and their ground-breaking research, which identifies environmental causes of childhood disease, then translates research into solutions that protect the health of children everywhere. Thank you to Susan Berland, Jillian Guthman-Abadom, Rhonda Shepardson, Julia Frangione, and the entire Town of Huntington Senior Center Staff for making this possible.

October 18: Looking for More Cultural Leaders
In an effort to keep all members of our community informed and engaged in the fight against breast cancer and environmental health concerns, HBCAC President Karen Miller recently held an outreach at the Emmanuel French Seventh Day Adventist Church in Huntington Station. Karen addressed members of the community about the choices we can all make to reduce the risk of exposure to harmful toxins in our everyday lives. They were extremely enthusiastic, and many good questions and concerns were raised at the meeting. The members of the church collectively agreed that Karen should come back on a yearly basis to present updated and current information.

October 28: Town of Huntington Pulse of a Woman: Vibrant and Alive
The Town of Huntington will be holding their 13th annual Pulse of a Woman: Vibrant and Alive event at Larkfield Manor. These events always bring together an energetic and eager collective of people, willing and excited to discuss new research, prevention methods, and ways to stay healthy. Melanie from HBCAC will be distributing our Prevention Is The Cure™ materials. 

Lots of acronyms for the very important agencies and projects HBCAC is a part of! HBCAC will be represented at the Breast Cancer and the Environmental Research Program (BCERP) conference in San Francisco. This joint effort is co-funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and supports a network of scientists, clinicians and community partners to examine the "windows of susceptibility" and the effects of environmental exposures which may predispose a woman to breast cancer throughout her life.

November 25: Half Hollow Hills PTA Meeting with Legislator Steve Stern, and Laura Viens, MD Stony Brook.

Suffolk County Legislator Steve Stern, Laura Viens, MD Stony Brook and HBCAC President Karen Miller will join the Half Hollow Hills PTA on November 25th to address the importance of prioritizing prevention in children's health. Laura Viens will be representing the NYSCEHC located at Stony Brook, one of the seven centers throughout New York State.
GOLDen Opportunity to Help HBCAC at Gold's Gym!
Get to Gold's Gym in East Northport on October 25th from 7am til noon for their 1st Breast Cancer Awareness Day benefiting HBCAC! They'll offer fun and engaging events in a supportive environment for all community members, as well as exciting raffle prizes. So get up & get to Gold's for a good cause! 
HBCAC Helps Secure Seven Centers of Excellence for Children's Environmental Health
Prioritizing Prevention on Long Island with the New Stony Brook Children's Environmental Health Center
This center is part of a statewide network (NYSCEHC) of health professionals and institutions whose mission is to provide vital, science-based information regarding children, to families and communities and align with our partnering centers to respond to environmental health events while promoting preventative strategies to help reduce the burden of environmental disease for children.
Fishful Thinking
One Fish, Two Fish, What's In Your Fish?
One Fish, Two Fish is HBCAC's newest project, focused on collecting, analyzing, and processing useful information about the potential toxins in fish and offering sensible guidelines for fish consumption - especially for women and children who are in critical developmental stages, called the "Windows of Susceptibility".

"Lend a Helping Hand" continues to provide Help for those fighting Breast Cancer
HBCAC continues to offer a program of services for Huntington town residents diagnosed with breast cancer. Services we offer through this program include:
* Food and medical transportation assistance
* Support group resources & professional resource guides
* Emergency breast cancer medication & surgical dressings
* Lymphedema compression garments
* Housecleaning services, stress-reduction (massage, yoga, etc) 
So if you - or any Huntington resident you know - could use a "helping hand", be sure to contact us today. Call us at: 631-547-1518 or email:
Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition Inc. (HBCAC, Inc.) is a registered 501(c)3 not-for-profit grass roots organization which was founded in 1992. HBCAC is dedicated to the ultimate eradication of breast cancer through education and awareness. Our mission is to focus on prevention methods while actively helping those who are faced with a positive diagnosis.
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