Cosmetics contaminated with PFAS
Breast Cancer Action
by Karuna Jaggar
1y ago
By Tibby Reas Hinderlie, Communications Manager New research finds that PFAS chemicals – which may increase breast cancer risk–are present in most makeup tested, and calls for immediate action!   In the past, you’ve joined us in calling out the corporate cosmetics industry for using chemicals like phthalates, parabens, and formaldehyde, chemicals suspected of being linked to increased breast cancer risk. Please join us now in this unique opportunity to ban ALL intentionally-added PFAS in cosmetics.   Tell your legislators to support the No PFAS in Cosmetics Act!  ..read more
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The art auction is heating up
Breast Cancer Action
by Karuna Jaggar
1y ago
By Lopa Pal, Development Manager Bids are coming in for the Drawing the Connections art auction! What a rush to see the Breast Cancer Action community come together to support these activist-artists and BCAction’s vital work to address and end breast cancer. If you haven’t yet had a chance, check out the auction today. It’s well worth it. Here are a few powerful pieces that most resonate with me. Drawing the Connections Virtual Art Auction Bid through Friday, June 25 Tylar Young – “Tether” (22×15 photographic print) About her art Tyler says, “I love photography because it allo ..read more
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What a night!
Breast Cancer Action
by Karuna Jaggar
1y ago
By Lopa Pal, Development Manager The Drawing the Connections art auction is now officially open! Browse this intentionally curated selection of art and start bidding by clicking on any image that calls to you.  Last night’s opening gala for Drawing the Connections was an incredible evening of art and activism. My favorite parts were the words from the artists and seeing all the joy and engagement, even in the chat. Thank you to everyone who attended and supported BCAction in this way. Our deepest gratitude goes out to our dynamic speakers: Favianna Rodriguez, Gaye Hyre, an ..read more
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Do you have your tickets yet?
Breast Cancer Action
by Karuna Jaggar
1y ago
By The Breast Cancer Action Team The opening night virtual gala for Drawing the Connections is just two days away! We’re are thrilled about all the breast cancer activists who will be gathering to support our participating artist-activists, uplift art that drives forward culture change, and support BCAction’s vital work to address and end the disease. Tickets start at just $25, so get yours today and join us on June 17! Drawing the Connections Opening Night Virtual Gala: Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 5:30 pm PT / 7:30 pm CT / 8:30 pm ET Our special guest artists Favianna Rodrigue ..read more
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I’ll be a speaker at Drawing the Connections
Breast Cancer Action
by Karuna Jaggar
1y ago
By Gaye Hyre, BCAction Member My name is Gaye Hyre. I’ve been a BCAction member since meeting the staff at the U.S. Supreme Court, during arguments in the Myriad Genetics case in 2012.    Now I am writing to tell you about the extraordinary life and artwork of my dear friend and “courtesy aunt,” Edith Borax Morrison, whose art will be featured at BCAction’s upcoming event, Drawing the Connections.   Edith was my mother’s best friend for many years. When she called us 28 years ago with the news of her breast cancer diagnosis, my mom sa ..read more
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Tune in to our new podcast
Breast Cancer Action
by Karuna Jaggar
1y ago
By Jayla Burton, Program Manager Breast cancer is foundationally a social justice issue, and it is also a racial justice issue.  When it comes to breast cancer, we are far too familiar with racial disparities in diagnosis, treatment, and mortality. Screening has been a core tenant of the breast cancer movement and is often positioned as the solution to fix breast cancer disparities. Our latest podcast episode, Addressing Disparities: Screening vs. Systemic Change, is an in-depth discussion covering the unique challenges and programmatic priorities specific to the Black ..read more
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Addressing Disparities: Screening vs. Systemic Change
Breast Cancer Action
by Jeremy Brieske, Breast Cancer Action
1y ago
Most of us are familiar with the serious health inequities that exist among different racial, ethnic, and cultural groups when it comes to illness. Breast cancer is no exception. Join BCAction Program Manager Jayla’s conversation with four podcast guests: Marissa Thomas, co-founder of For the Breast of Us, Darci Green, Executive Director of Latinas Contra Cancer, Caroline Nguyen, Program Assistant at the California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative, and Dr. Krystal Redman, Executive Director at BCAction. This discussion covers the unique challenges and programmatic priorities specific to the Bl ..read more
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Join us at DTC to see these and other pieces
Breast Cancer Action
by Karuna Jaggar
1y ago
By Zoë Christopher, Program Officer and Operations Manager It’s right around the corner! I’m really excited about our upcoming gala and art auction, Drawing the Connections. All of the artwork is fantastic and I want to share a few of my favorites with you!   Have a look and then grab a ticket! It’s a wonderful way to both support our community’s artists and BCAction’s ongoing work toward health justice for all.  Drawing the Connections Opening Night Virtual Gala:  Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 5:30 pm PT / 7:30 pm CT / 8:30 pm ET Alexis Amann – “Han ..read more
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Environmental exposures and breast cancer risk
Breast Cancer Action
by Karuna Jaggar
1y ago
By Jayla Burton, Program Manager With your help we have continued to put pressure on the leading cancer agency, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to revise and clarify the connection between environmental exposures and breast cancer.   Our work to calling for transparency from the NCI started out as a Think Before You Pink® campaign. Thanks to your continued engagement, this work has not let up, and we have another response from the NCI.   Here are the latest updates on the campaign, an overview of how the NCI’s recent updates undermine the very scientific principles ..read more
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Tibby’s picks for Drawing the Connections
Breast Cancer Action
by Karuna Jaggar
1y ago
By Tibby Reas Hinderlie, Communications Manager Breast Cancer Action’s event Drawing the Connections gala and art auction is coming up, and I wanted to share a few of my favorite pieces with you. Check out my selections below and get your tickets today to join me and the rest of the Breast Cancer Action community in uplifting art that drives forward culture change. In doing so, you’ll be helping to sustain our vital work to address and end the breast cancer epidemic. Drawing the Connections  Opening Night Virtual Gala: Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 5:30 pm PT / 7:30 ..read more
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