From the Executive Director EDletter 
Dear Friends in Prevention,
Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) is beginning a new chapter with the passing of the torch from our esteemed Board of Directors President, Margo Simon Golden, to new incoming President, Dr. Barbara Malkas.
Margo Simon Golden has resigned as Board President, for health-related reasons, after serving on MBCC's Board of Directors since 2006. Margo was elected President in 2009, and she has served as a tireless leader and advocate for MBCC. During her tenure, she oversaw the development of the award-winning Let's Talk Prevention: Reducing Toxic Exposures community education program, testified before numerous committee hearings examining environmental health risks, and advocated for funding for environmental research. While it is hard to imagine MBCC without Margo, we know that Dr. Malkas shares the same passion, dedication, and commitment for MBCC's mission of prevention.
Barbara Malkas, Ed.D, has been the superintendent of North Adams Public Schools since July of 2016, after previously serving as the superintendent of Webster Public Schools for four years. As a science educator, administrator, and a woman who has received a breast cancer diagnosis herself, Dr. Malkas feels strongly that learning about carcinogenic environmental factors impacting health is a civic responsibility and needs to be an important component of each student's formal education. As such, she has played an integral role in the development MBCC's environmental health education program for high school students, Let's Talk Prevention: Actions You Can Take. Dr. Malkas has served on MBCC's Board of Directors since 2016 - she steps into her new role after serving as the Board Vice President for the last year.
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LTPLet's Talk Prevention: Reducing Toxic Exposures

Let's Talk Prevention: Reducing Toxic Exposures is a free, award-winning 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.  
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The Devil We Know - free film screening on October 16Film  
Residents of Cape Cod are invited to attend a free film screening of The Devil We Know, to be held on October 16 at 6 p.m. at the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Community and Government Center. The film addresses PFAS contamination of the drinking water supply in a West Virginia community. You can view the poster and film trailer by clicking  here
Following the film, there will be a panel discussion with STEEP researchers. STEEP (Sources, Transport, Exposure and Effects of PFASs) is a partnership of the University of Rhode Island; Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health; and Silent Spring Institute. STEEP is funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Superfund Research Program. 
The screening will be co-hosted by Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition, Association to Preserve Cape Cod, and Barnstable Clean Water Coalition. The film will be shown at the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Community and Government Center, 483 Great Neck Road South, Mashpee.
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