Questions to Ask Before You WalkBefore You Walk or Run for Breast Cancer

Each year, hundreds of thousands of people come together to participate in breast cancer walks and runs across the U.S. Since the first breast cancer walks began in the 1980s, they have become one of the most common ways for people to try to do something about breast cancer.

Some of these walks have become huge affairs that are hosted by multi-million dollar charities and sponsored by multi-billion dollar corporations that raise millions to “end breast cancer.” And yet each year, 250,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer and 40,000 women die of this disease.

If you want to be sure your time and money are truly making a difference, here are four questions to ask before participating in or donating to a breast cancer walk.

 

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Community, entertainment & health justice – Feb. 9th in San Francisco

Acting Out 2017 performer collage emailBy Karuna Jaggar, Executive Director

There’s a lot of work to do as we face set-backs in women’s health, environmental regulations, healthcare access, and more. But we’re also finding enormous strength and resilience in community.

Our upcoming Acting Out – For the Health of It variety show and fundraiser is a great chance to be in community with fellow Breast Cancer Action members, who are a fierce and fun bunch of people. Read More »

Think Before You Pink, a project of Breast Cancer Action, launched in 2002 in response to the growing concern about the overwhelming number of pink ribbon products and promotions on the market. The campaign calls for more transparency and accountability by companies that take part in breast cancer fundraising, and encourages consumers to ask critical questions about pink ribbon promotions.

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