From the Executive Director EDletter 

Dear Friends in Prevention,
As the calendar turns to October, Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) is energized for all that awaits us this fall. At the forefront is our continued effort to refocus the discussion of Breast Cancer Awareness month, as we renew our call to define "awareness" in broader terms - to move away from the highly commercialized pink movement and towards the important message of prevention from exposure to toxic chemicals of concern. We strongly believe that without a redistribution of time, attention, and funding in support of preventive measures, the legacy of breast cancer and other diseases will remain largely unchanged for future generations.


JDymondWhat does "Cure" mean when cancer recurs?

Dear MBCC Supporter,

When I received my first cancer diagnosis, my mind went into overdrive. A million thoughts went through my head. First and foremost was: why me?

The possible responses-But I ate all my veggies. I exercise regularly. I go to my annual wellness appointments.-reveal the illusion of control we all cling to.


At the beginning of the legislative session in January 2015, Representative Paul K. Frost (R-Auburn) filed a bill on behalf of Silent Spring Institute to obtain funding and to create a new program for drinking and ground water research across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The bill was referred to House Committee on Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture, and was redrafted as Bill H.4166, An Act relative to drinking and ground water research. The bill was reported out favorable and was sent to the House Committee on Ways and Means where it currently resides. 

LTPLet's Talk Prevention: Reducing Toxic Exposures 
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?

October 22: 
Fenway Health, Audre Cancer Awareness Brunch (1340 Boylston St, Boston)

19th Annual  Lesbians & Friends Dance (Holiday Inn Boston/Brookline, 1200 Beacon St, Brookline)

October 5: 
Massachusetts State House

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

Agawam Public Library (750 Cooper St, Agawam)

Dennis Public Library (5 Hall St, Dennisport)

Memorial Hall Library (2 N. Main St, Andover)

November 1 - 30:
Boston Public Library, Grove Hall Branch (41 Geneva Ave, Dorchester)

Edgartown Public Library (26 W. Tisbury, Edgartown)

MBCC Board President Margo Simon Golden (2nd from left) with BCBSMA's green@blue team members during a recent event hosted by
Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA

Ongoing:  Patient Brochures are also available at the following locations on an ongoing basis:
If you are interested in learning more about hosting the tour, please contact us.  
About MBCC About

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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