Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition:
Working Our Way Through Winter
In This Issue
CW Post and Sustainability
Stony Brook University Graduates & Grassroots
Need a Helping Hand?
Wowing Them in Wisconsin
Looking Good - But at What Price?
Quick Links
HBCAC President
"Woman of the Year" 
We are proud to announce that Karen Joy Miller,
Presidentand Founder of Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition (HBCAC) was recently named a "Woman of the Year" 
by the Town of Huntington Times Beacon. 

This honor recognized Karen's dedication and outstanding service to the community where she began as a grassroots activist in 1976.

 A long-time Huntington resident, Karen continues her work through HBCAC and is a well-recognized and highly respected leader in the breast cancer and environmental health movement on Long Island.

Congratulations and Thank You Karen!
Caitlin Knowles

Caitlin Knowles - One of our 2013 HBCAC SSERP Winners, during her research at NIEHS.

With Many Thanks
A Fond Farewell...
HBCAC would like to wish a fond farewell
to own Kelsey Domino
- the consummate professional. You will be missed! Best wishes
Educate. Advocate. Empower. 
Despite the frigid temperatures and mounds of snow, HBCAC has been hard at work! We are pleased to share some news about recent happenings and upcoming events in our continuing effort to serve and educate the public about important environmental health issues-locally, state-wide and nationally!
Sustainability Gains Support at C.W. Post
Successful Presentation Leads to HBCAC Support  
On March 3rd, we were pleased to present a workshop at C.W. Post entitled "Creating Healthy & Sustainable Communities" to the students of Professor Scott Carlin's Sustainable Land Use and Transportation class. 

The workshop was not only well received by the students, but HBCAC also received a wonderful letter of support from C.W. Post's Sustainability Coordinator, William Achnitz, who "...was impressed with the work that HBCAC is doing..." and would "... love to help promote it on our campus sustainability blog..." We thank C.W. Post for their kind comments and offer of support!
Graduates &  Grassroots at Stony Brook University
Training The Next Generation 
For the 3rd consecutive year, HBCAC has been invited to team up with Stony Brook University staff to present our "Connection with the Community" Workshop. Working with Drs. Evonne Kaplin-Liss and Aldustus Jordan, HBCAC continued the critically important work of teaching SBU Public Health Graduate students how to successfully connect with the community, engage non-profits and get involved with public health organizations and activities. 

It is these students who will become the future advocates for environmental health. We are pleased and proud to help them obtain the knowledge that will lead to successful and meaningful careers in public health! 
QUICK LINK: HBCAC Documentary Debuts on NIEHS Website
Check out our PHEP Students & Scientists Video
Know Someone Who "Needs a Hand"? Call HBCAC
A Helping Hand for Those Fighting Breast Cancer
As part of our ongoing community service, 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

In addition to the important services above, HBCAC's "Lend a Helping Hand" program can also help ease the day-to-day stress of fighting this disease by arranging helpful services like housecleaning and activities to help you relax and rejuvenate (massage, yoga classes, 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: friends@hbcac.org
HBCAC Scholarship Winner Shines at BCERP 2013 
Caitlin Knowles Wows Them In Wisconsin 
Though the title of her project may sound intimidating, Caitlin Knowles-the 2013 HBCAC Student and Scientist Environmental Research Scholarship Program (SSERSP) Winner-calmly took center stage in November 2013 to present her abstract and projectposter for "The Effect of Prenatal Herbicide Exposure on Mammary Gland Growth, Development, and Lesions in Adult Female Sprague-Dawley Rats"researched under the guidance of world-renowned researcher, Suzanne Fenton, PhD at NIEHS Triangle Research Park, NC. 

HBCAC is proud to have yet another SSERSP winner recognized at such an important national conference. Read more about Caitlin and her Huntington Youth Council presentation in our Spring Newsletter!
Looking Good - But at What Price? 
Town of Huntington Youth Council
For today's youth (and those of us who are "young at heart"), the importance of looking good can play a huge role in social circles and self-esteem. But we believe its important to identify the potential health hazards that some personal care products present. At the invitation of Councilwoman Susan Berland, on March 4th, we presented a program entitled "Environmental Awareness: Identifying Endocrine Disruptors in Personal Care Products and the Health Risks They Pose" to the TOH Youth Council. 
25 young men and women attended with genuine interest, wishing they had more time to discuss additional toxic chemicals. It was a great experience for all and we look forward to addressing three more high school classes in April!

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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