2015 To-do list: Change laws, shift markets. Check, check!

The Breast Cancer Fund’s single focus on preventing breast cancer by eliminating our exposure to toxic chemicals is what sets us apart from any other breast cancer organization. Together, we have worked to protect those we care about from these dangerous exposures. After all, prevention starts with what we put on and into our bodies. … Read more…

Conquering the Mountain Within

It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves. – Sir Edmund Hillary In September, Angel Santos Burres, a breast cancer survivor, participated in New England Peaks for Prevention, a fundraising hike supporting our  work to prevent breast cancer by eliminating toxic chemicals and radiation linked to the disease. Burres was diagnosed with cancer at age … Read more…

The Count– 324 days into this mess by Nola Agha

This story appeared in The Day My Nipple Fell Off and Other Stories of Survival, Solidarity, and Sass: A BAYS Anthology. You can order a copy on Amazon. The count – 324 days into this mess by Nola Agha 1 mutated gene 1 breast removed 1 time I fainted 2 times I almost fainted 2 … Read more…

12k people say no to BPA

The Breast Cancer Fund’s Nancy Buermeyer delivered over 12,000 petition signatures to U.S. Senator Edward J. Markey, who sponsored legislation to ban BPA in food packaging. BPA is a toxic chemical used to harden plastics that is found in food and beverage cans, as well as dental fillings and register receipts. More than 300 laboratory … Read more…

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…

Researchers raise concerns about BPA and breast cancer (USA Today, 10/8/2013)

USA Today story highlights the mounting evidence on the link between prenatal BPA exposure and increased risk for later-life breast cancer.

Why I Hike (aka Thinking Before Pinking) (08/26/13)

The president of Bay Area Young Survivors explains why she’s so beyond the pink and joining the Breast Cancer Fund on Mt. Tam in October.