From the Executive Director EDletter 

Dear Friends in Prevention,
I had the honor and pleasure of being a moderator on a Health Impacts and Air Quality panel at the Greater Boston Women of Color Environmental Health Conference on April 16 in Cambridge, MA. We must continue to be adamant in taking charge of our health and raising our voices to help ensure a healthier environment for all.

Victory in Massachusetts State SenateFlame

On May 19, 2016, the Massachusetts Senate passed an Act to protect children and families from harmful flame retardants. Now on to the MA House of Representatives.
The following update is provided courtesy of Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow.
From A Long-time MBCC Supporter DSokal

Dear MBCC Supporter,
For over two decades, Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) has focused on a unique mission: to eliminate the environmental causes of breast cancer through community education, research advocacy, and changes to public policy.

Update on Bill H.4166Bill1466

Please click here to read the Update.


Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition is pleased to welcome Sarah Colvin as Team Leader for MBCC's Falmouth Road Race team.

Sarah Colvin is the host of CodComm's "Inside Cape Cod." "I am so pleased to serve as the Team Leader for the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition Falmouth Road Race Team," says Colvin, "I encourage everyone to join our Falmouth Road Race team. This will not only be an incredible day running a beautiful and challenging course, it will also help make a difference in our community. We ask for your support to help ensure a future free of breast cancer." 

Let's Talk Prevention: Reducing Toxic ExposuresLTP 
Encouraging a discussion between health professionals and their patients
Let's Talk Prevention Tour Collage  
For more information on the  Let's Talk Prevention: Reducing Toxic Exposures program, please click  here .
Where will the Let's Talk Prevention: Reducing Toxic Exposures tour be next?

June 1 - 30:  Hyannis Public Library (401 Main Street, Hyannis)

June 1 - 30: Berkshire Medical Center,  Radiation Oncology (165 Tor Court, Pittsfield)

June 11: Prime Time of Your Life Expo (Hyannis Youth and Community Center, 141 Bassett Lane, Hyannis)

June 18: Against the Tide event (DCR's Hopkinton State Park)

July 1 - 31: Topsfield Library (1 South Common Streeet, Topsfield)

August 19: Boston GreenFest (City Hall Plaza, Boston)

August 20: Against the Tide event (DCR's Nickerson State Park)

September 1 - 30: UMass Memorial - Clinton Hospital (201 Highland Street, Clinton)

October 1 - 31:  Billerica Public Library (15 Concord Rd, Billerica)

October 20: UMass Boston, University Health Services Fall Health & Wellness Fair (Campus Center, 1st floor Terrace)

Ongoing:  South Cove Community Health Centers. LTP Patient Brochures in English and Chinese will be available at the following locations:
  • Chinatown Clinic (885 Washington Street, Boston)
  • South Street Clinic (145 South Street, Boston)
  • North Quincy Clinic (435 Hancock Street, Quincy)
  • North Quincy Clinic (88 Holmes Street, Quincy)
If you are interested in learning more about hosting the tour, please contact us.  
Your Activism Needed  Activism 

NSTAR/Eversource Update:
Click here for the full NSTAR Update from GreenCape, including immediate actions you can take to prevent NSTAR spraying in your community.

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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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