From the Executive Director EDletter 

Dear Friends in Prevention,
 
During the month of October messages of "breast cancer awareness" inundate us from all sides. Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) knows that to truly change the legacy of breast cancer, awareness and prevention must go hand-in-hand. MBCC's priority is first and foremost on prevention to save countless women and their families from having to endure the hardship of a breast cancer diagnosis, painful treatment regimens, and expensive healthcare costs.   
 
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MBCC and MA Citizens Advocate for Clean Water Research at the State House Advocacy 
    
Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition at the State House on October 4th, 2017, advocating for funding its sister organization, Silent Spring Institute's, comprehensive water quality research.
 
As part of its mission to prevent environmental causes of breast cancer through community education, research advocacy, and changes to public policy, Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) has requested funding from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for its sister organization, Silent Spring Institute. The funding will be used to study exposure to toxic chemicals in drinking water and homes throughout Massachusetts.  
 
On Wednesday, October 4th advocates from MBCC and citizens throughout the Commonwealth of MA met with state legislators to request funding for comprehensive water quality research.  
 
Read more here.
 
highschoolMBCC Launches Environmental Health Education Program for High School Students  
    
   
Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) is pleased to introduce a new environmental health education program for high school students ,  
Let's Talk Prevention: Actions You Can Take .  This new program is designed as supplemental, stand-alone classroom modules to enhance current science, health, and environmental studies curriculums by providing real world application of scientific content knowledge.
 
To learn more about the program's classroom modules, please click here.  
 
LTPLet's Talk Prevention: Reducing Toxic Exposures

 
 
Let's Talk Prevention: Reducing Toxic Exposures is an educational program designed to increase discussions about environmental exposures and chemicals of concern. Many chemicals of concern are industrial chemicals that do not stay isolated inside factories.
Minimizing exposure to chemicals linked with negative health impacts can lessen the burden of disease and improve public health.  
 
To see where the tour is currently on display, please click here. If you are interested in hosting the tour, please contact us at info@mbcc.org.
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Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) is dedicated to preventing environmental causes of breast cancer through community education, research advocacy, and changes to public policy. MBCC is the only education and advocacy non-profit in the country working closely with an environmental research organization toward breast cancer prevention. Thank you for supporting our efforts toward breast cancer prevention. Learn more.

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