Message from the President:
We thank everyone who has given us a great year so far, and look forward to continued partnerships. Please take look to see what events we have coming up and what is in store for HBCAC in the next few months.
-Karen Joy Miller
As we once again welcome fall, HBCAC would also like welcome new partnerships, new experiences, new opportunities, and take a moment to thank our continued strong standing relationships that we have developed over the years.
When asked to be a panelist of a national webinar earlier this month hosted by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences' (NIEHS) - Partnerships for Environmental Public Health (PEPH), we were pleased to participate. Using this remarkable opportunity, HBCAC President Karen Joy Miller discussed the extraordinary success of the Students and Scientist Environmental Research Scholarship Program. The webinar titled, "Empowering Our Youth to Address Environmental Public Health,"highlighted projects that work with the youth to increase their awareness of the connection between environmental exposures and health to build their skills to become involved in the world of research.
Simultaneously, we were proud to announce the debut of our short documentary "Empowering Our Youth: Encouraging Guardians of the Future." Focusing on the Students and Scientist Environmental Research Scholarship Program, the film takes a closer look into how programs like these have an impact on students, their families, communities and the world of science. We want to thank Rick Ricioppo, Interim Director, of Stony Brook University's School of Journalism Graduate Program. This documentary would not have been possible without his hard work and dedication; as well valued partnership with the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University.
The strong and continuous support from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and National Cancer Institute, our fantastic students and their families, affiliated high schools, scientists and research institutes who enable our program and all the volunteers of HBCAC, allow our program to grow.
The partnerships that we have developed with businesses in our community are a driving force behind our coalition. To kickoff October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we would like to highlight the businesses that spread awareness for the "Pathway to Prevention, Prevention is the Cure." We would like to thank, Panera Bread for their outstanding support over the past several years through The Pink Ribbon Bagel Campaign; as well as, The Bohlsen Restaurant Group and their Eat, Drink & Think Pink Campaign. This year, we welcome Jack Berleth & Sons, Inc., Anthony DeFranco Salon and Spa and Brighton Jewelry for their invaluable affiliation. To find out how you can support HBCAC and these local community businesses throughout the year, please click on the logos below.
Additionally mark your calendars to STRIKE up an evening of bowling with HBCAC! Please join us on Saturday, October 19th for our annual Bowling Fundraiser. For more information or to register please click on the link below.
Yours in good health,
Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition, Inc.