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Get tickets for our “Acting Out” variety show – May 1st in San Francisco

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Our 2nd annual Acting Out – For The Health of It event is on Thursday, May 1st. Join the local BCAction community at Brava Theater Center in San Francisco to enjoy a variety show featuring great performances from comedians, authors, musicians, and dance troupes, all of whom share your commitment to women’s health.  We’re excited to announce the […]

Join Us at “Seeing Red: The Truth About Pink Ribbons” in Boston

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If you live in the Boston area, join us for an excerpt screening of the hard-hitting documentary, Pink Ribbons, Inc., followed by a panel discussion on the current politics of breast cancer and how to take action to make a real impact on the breast cancer epidemic. This lively and interactive evening will be facilitated […]

We need your input!

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As we develop our new strategic plan for the next five years, we really want to hear from YOU. We know that breast cancer impacts all of us. So please, whether you are caring for or have lost a loved one, are living with breast cancer, are a healthcare professional, if you care about healthy environments, […]

Make your year-end donation today!

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Make Your Year End Donation Today

We cannot be bought. We will always put patients before corporate profits. And we depend on you. Make your year-end donation now. Your generous support allows us to continue: Thank you so much for your support! Happy holidays from your feisty friends at Breast Cancer Action.  

Donate today to put patients before corporate profits

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With your support, Breast Cancer Action has been leading the call for accountability and transparency in the breast cancer movement for 23 years. After decades of awareness campaigns and billions of dollars, we still have an epidemic on our hands. Too many women are still being diagnosed with and dying from breast cancer.  When you […]

$20 in the Pink Pumpkin for Breast Cancer

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By Jodi Burton, BCAction member I flew on Delta Airlines this October and the airline was ALL about breast cancer and pink ribbons. I arrived in Minneapolis to change planes. Before passengers boarded onto their connecting flight, flight attendants brought out a shellacked pink pumpkin, got on the public address system, and asked people to […]

Toxic Time is Up! We Delivered Nearly 32,000 Signatures Demanding an End to Pinkwashing

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By Karuna Jaggar, Executive Director In just one month nearly 32,000 people from across the country signed our Toxic Time is Up petition. That’s more than 1,000 people per day during October who joined together to demand an end to pinkwashing by removing cancer-causing chemicals from our daily lives. Yesterday was a brilliant, crisp November […]

We Can’t Waste Another October: End Pinkwashing and Stop Cancer Before It Starts

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By Karuna Jaggar, Executive Director We are more than halfway through October and pink ribbon products abound. Even the bottle cap for a non-breast cancer prescription from Walgreens comes with a pink ribbon on it. Each year, my outrage grows over companies that put pink ribbons on absolutely anything in the name of breast cancer, […]

Would You Like Some Breast Cancer With Your Purchase?

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By Tania Katan, Author of My One Night Stand With Cancer, comedic performer, and proud BCAction member “Would you like a dose of breast cancer with your purchase ma’am?” This sounds like an absurd question, but that’s exactly what we’re being asked every time we buy perfume, plastic water bottles, fried chicken, and other pink […]

An end to pinkwashing, once and for all

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By Annie Sartor Policy and Campaigns Coordinator, Breast Cancer Action Why is the breast cancer epidemic still raging after 30 years of “awareness” and pink ribbon products? Each year, corporations pack the shelves with pink ribbon products, surrounding us with “breast cancer awareness” messages. These products help to raise billions of dollars in the name […]

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