Wednesday, October 04, 2006

The Breast Views Blog: Breast Cancer Fund

I subscribe to a very good e-newsletter from the Breast Cancer Fund. According to the About Us page on their website they have this to say about themselves.

"In response to the public health crisis of breast cancer, the Breast Cancer Fund identifies - and advocates for elimination of - the environmental and other preventable causes of the disease. Founded in 1992, the Breast Cancer Fund works from the knowledge that breast cancer is not simply a personal tragedy, but a public health priority that demands action from all. "

Consider signing on so you can keep informed about PREVENTION too.

Sue Richards

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Anonymous Kim said...

Great site on a very important subject!

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Anonymous Dana at Breast Cancer Fund said...

Hey Sue,
Thanks for the post about our website! Until this morning I had no idea how many Canadians were involved with the Breast Cancer Fund. I myself am a transplanted Vancouver Canuck in the SF office.

We are trying to get our friends to repost about our upcoming climb event. If you could do this for us we'd appreciate it. Thanks,
Dana, Breast Cancer Fund

Applications are now being accepted for the Breast Cancer Fund’s eighth annual Climb Against the Odds~Mt. Shasta 2007. A team of 40 breast cancer survivors and supporters from across North America will climb 14,162 feet to the top of Mt. Shasta, Calif. for breast cancer prevention.

The team summit attempt will take place July 8-14, 2007. Applications are being accepted now until the team is full. Climbers help the Breast Cancer Fund raise awareness and at least $5000 towards the organization’s breast cancer prevention work.

With as many as 50 percent of breast cancer cases remaining unexplained by traditionally-accepted risk factors; scientists increasingly believe many cases are linked to environmental factors. The Breast Cancer Fund works to identify and eliminate the environmental causes of breast cancer.

Last year’s climb helped the Breast Cancer Fund in:

-Helping fund the organization’s work to make California the first state in the nation to enact a statewide biomonitoring program to measure the presence of toxic chemicals in people’s bodies;

-Publishing State of the Evidence 2006, a report that analyzes nearly 350 scientific studies on environmental links to breast cancer; and

-Pressuring OPI Products, Orly International and Del Laboratories (makers of the Sally Hansen brand) to remove dibutyl phthalate (DBP) from their nail polish formulations; DBP has been shown to cause birth defects and to promote the growth of certain breast cancers.

This year’s climb follows in the tradition of the Breast Cancer Fund’s past expeditions: Mt. Aconcagua, Argentina (1995); Mt. McKinley, Alaska (1998); Mt Fuji, Japan (2000), Mt. Rainier, Wash. (2005), and Mt. Shasta, Calif. (2003, 2004, 2006).

For more information or to apply, visit or call (866) 760-8223.

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