By Alyssa Figueroa, Breast Cancer Action Campaigns Coordinator Each year, hundreds of thousands of people come together to participate in breast cancer walks and runs in cities across the U.S. 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 […]
By Karuna Jaggar, Executive Director, Breast Cancer Action In a few weeks, breast cancer industry giants like Komen and Avon will kick off their annual breast cancer walks and runs. But before you lace up your sneakers or pull out your checkbook, be sure to exercise your mind by asking these 4 questions.
Celebrating the Publication of “So Much to be Done: The Writings of Breast Cancer Activist Barbara Brenner”
It’s almost here! We’re celebrating that So Much to Be Done: The Writings of Breast Cancer Activist Barbara Brenner will be released on May 1st by University of Minnesota Press. Barbara Brenner was a hell-raiser of the first order. As Breast Cancer Action’s executive director for 15 years, she was a powerful advocate for women […]
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.