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Breast Cancer Action’s 2020 Think Before You Pink® Campaign will launch Thursday, October 1st!

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Let the countdown to Pinktober begin! For us, October is breast cancer industry month. Corporate giants and mega-nonprofits have taken advantage of this month to exploit breast cancer for their own gain and to make it look like they care about the breast cancer crisis. Government leaders have claimed to care about breast cancer but refuse to stop […]

Breast Cancer Doesn’t Stop For Pandemics—And Neither Do We

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By Karuna Jaggar, Executive Director The need for evidence-based public health policy that is adequately funded and free from political influence has never been more apparent. And for 30 years, Breast Cancer Action’s members have demanded just that. Help us raise $25,000 by May 5th so that we have the resources we need during this critical time. Breast […]

Take Action for Affordable Medicines & Devices

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by Jayla Burton, Program Officer Since our founding, Breast Cancer Action has worked to expand access to quality, evidence-based healthcare for all people. High drug prices and gaps in coverage for essential medical equipment prevent too many people from getting the treatment they need. Now there’s a bill before Congress that can help change that. […]

30th Anniversary Kickoff Event on March 11th!

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Join us on March 11th with a Kickoff Reception in San Francisco, where it all began in 1990. For 30 years, Breast Cancer Action has been challenging the breast cancer industry through radical disruption and compassionate resistance. Together we’ve changed how people think and talk about breast cancer, and we’ve forced multibillion dollar corporations to clean up […]

Activism is How We Honor and Remember

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By Zoe Christopher, Information and Resources Liaison I came to BCAction shortly after a friend was diagnosed – and she had a bilateral mastectomy in her early 40s. Another friend and fellow photographer, Debi, was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer. She was gone four months later, leaving her beautiful son without a mother. Six […]

Supporting 30 Years of Uncompromising Activism

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By The Board of Directors Next year marks Breast Cancer Action’s 30th anniversary. In the beginning, we were only a handful of women, living with and dying from breast cancer, who demanded answers and information about this disease. And thanks to our members and supporters, we have grown into an independent, rapid response watchdog working […]

Tell 3M: Say Never to Forever Chemicals

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Each October, multibillion-dollar corporations try to make money off of breast cancer by telling us to buy their products to “support a good cause.” When 3M markets pink ribbon products, but also produces toxic forever chemicals that may contribute to an increased risk of breast cancer, that’s pinkwashing.  Tell 3M’s executives to stop the production, use, and sale of all PFAS. […]

We’re So Close!

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By Karuna Jaggar, Executive Director We’ve been overwhelmed by the generosity of our members this month, and now we’re just $3,200 from meeting our $25,000 spring fundraising goal. Today is the deadline to give. Chip in now and help us reach our goal! We get over 70% of our funding from individuals, which means we never have […]

Before You Walk for Breast Cancer

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By Karuna Jaggar, Executive Director Even though it’s been raining here in California—or snowing where you are—across the country people are beginning to register for breast cancer walks or runs in anticipation of sunnier days. Every spring, breast cancer industry giants like Komen kick off their annual fundraising walks and runs. Before you lace up your […]

Because Breast Cancer is Personal

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Breast Cancer Action’s work is deeply personal. Join me by making a year-end donation in honor or memory of a loved one.  Our stories join us. And by taking action together, we remember and honor our loved ones by working for a world where fewer people are diagnosed with and die from breast cancer. It’s […]

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