By Ellen Schwerin, BCAction member and daughter of former Board member Susan Stone My family is too familiar with breast cancer. My mom, Susan Stone, died of the disease in 2002 when I was 31, and I was diagnosed with breast cancer five years later. I was devastated by mom’s death, and I hated that I had […]
By Marie Bautista, Development Officer When my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer six years ago, I felt helpless and confused. Her sister had died from the disease just nine months before, which made my mom’s diagnosis that much scarier. Instead of just worrying, I wanted to do something. So like many others, I began […]
By Karuna Jaggar, Executive Director Get ready – on #GivingTuesday, a generous donor will match every dollar you donate to Breast Cancer Action up to $25,000, in honor of our 25th anniversary year. #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving back during the consumerism of the holiday season and this is a great opportunity to […]
By Karuna Jaggar, Executive Director This Pinktober, you helped expose the American Cancer Society and the Personal Care Products Council as pinkwashers for giving cancer patients toxic cosmetics. Your powerful voices, actions and stories said loud and clear that “Poison Isn’t Pretty” and you revealed the truth about their hallmark Look Good, Feel Better® program.
By BCAction staff For more than two decades, the American Cancer Society and the Personal Care Products Council have been bombarding cancer patients with toxic cosmetics through their Look Good, Feel Better program. Now, it’s time to bombard the inboxes of these industry giants and tell them to change their toxic ways.
By Katy Skahill, Breast Cancer Action member In December 2014, I was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer and had a bilateral mastectomy that same month. During my chemotherapy treatment afterward, I saw posters at my hospital advertising the American Cancer Society’s Look Good, Feel Better® program. During the Look Good, Feel Better class I attended, […]
By Alyssa Figueroa, Campaigns Coordinator This October, join us in demanding the American Cancer Society and the Personal Care Products Council stop exposing cancer patients to toxic cosmetics through their Look Good, Feel Better® program. But exactly what harmful chemicals did we find in these cosmetics given to cancer patients?