Top 10 tips to prevent breast cancer

Welcome to Breast Cancer Awareness month, when pink ribbons cover everything from toxic cosmetics to BPA-lined food cans, urging us to be aware of breast cancer. But when 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with the disease, how much more awareness do we need? The Breast Cancer Fund is working to shift the conversation … Read more…

Tessa Montgomery will climb Mt. Shasta for those who can’t (Mt. Shasta Herald, 10/2/2013)

I’m going to push myself to my limits to summit Mt. Shasta, but what I love about this is that I’m doing it in honor of so many people being pushed to their limits on a daily basis….

Disrupted Development: The Dangers of Prenatal BPA Exposure (The Huffington Post, 9/23/13)

As the evidence piles up about the devastating effects that prenatal chemical exposure can have on later-life health, we must consider what more can be done to protect pregnant women from toxic chemical exposures.

ConsumerWatch: Walmart Phasing Out Some Harmful Chemicals (CBS, 9/13/13)

Our own Science and Education Manager Connie Engel discusses three of the toxic chemicals that should top Walmart’s pending hit list in an interview that aired on CBS-San Francisco.

Is Canned Food Causing Breast Cancer? (Rodale, 9/12/13)

A new report looking at more than 60 peer-reviewed human and animal studies found the chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, increases the risk for breast and prostate cancers, infertility problems, early puberty, damaged immune systems, neurological problems, metabolic changes that promote obesity, and ailments like type 2 diabetes.

Exposed: The mammogram myth and the pinkwashing of America (Orion Magazine, 9-10/2013)

“We don’t need more ribbons. What we need is to face a truth that is not pretty, not pink, and not reassuring at all. Chemicals are in our bodies. They are causing cancer. And all the pink ribbons in the world aren’t going to fix that.”

Leslie Vanoni survives cancer, Shasta (Sonoma News, 8/19/13)

“As tired as I was at 13,000, I kept on…When we were within 50 feet of the summit, I saw my daughter charge. I couldn’t keep up, but I knew I would be there shortly, and I was. There we were, mother and daughter, on top of Mt. Shasta.”

Breaking Trail: Jim Osgood, Klean Kanteen (Outdoor Retailer, 8/12/13)

Our friends at Klean Kanteen have been long-time supporters of the Breast Cancer Fund and were BPA-free before it was trendy.