Dear Friends in Prevention,


Happy 2012! We hope that 2012 is off to a happy and healthy start for you and your family.  

This year the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition is launching new campaigns towards our mission of breast cancer prevention. We know that early detection is not enough to stop this epidemic and are continually evaluating new, innovative strategies that will further prioritize and make progress towards true disease prevention. 
As a result, MBCC has developed the following new campaigns for 2012:


1. Develop scientifically-based state legislation that prioritizes breast cancer prevention.


2. Increased Efforts to Engage Medical Community in Primary Breast Cancer Prevention - The medical community is a crucial partner in helping us change the conversation. Through further collaborations with medical professionals, we will establish a stronger voice for the evidence-based approach to primary prevention.  


 3. Collaborate and Share Resources Through Regional Breast Cancer Prevention Alliances - Joining forces with breast cancer organizations in the North East with a similar prevention focus, we will strengthen our impact - bringing primary prevention one step closer. 


MBCC believes that prevention is the cure for breast cancer and are very pleased to add these new campaigns to our work.  As always, your financial and volunteer support helps us accomplish our goals.  Please consider kicking off the year with a donation of $25, $50, $100 or more to help us launch these campaigns. 
Stay tuned for more information about our progress throughout the year!
To a New Year and New Strategies Towards Health,


Erin Boles, M.S.W.

Interim Executive Director



involveWant to Get Involved? 

With new campaigns planned, we're looking for volunteers to help with phone calls, outreach, 
advocacy, events and more!

Call us at 617-376-6222 or email at to help us fight for breast cancer prevention! 
Did you miss the 
Institute of Medicine'Report on 
Fear not, we have a summary of the findings here.

Upcoming Event



The Environmental Links to Breast Cancer and What Can Be Done About It


Monday - January 23rd



Can your shampoo or cologne make you sick?  The answer is yes! Still, many cosmetic manufacturers place harmful chemicals in their products while publicly pledging their support to "finding the cure" for breast cancer. This is pinkwashing.


Come join us on this Monday from 5:30-7:00 to hear Cindy Luppi, New England Director of Clean Water Action and Senior Strategist and Steering Committee Member of Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, and Eric Boles, Interim Executive Director of the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition.


They will discuss how environmentalists and breast cancer activists are coming together to end pinkwashing and promote a more prevention-oriented approach to the cancer epidemic.   


The event is free, and will be held at 10 Behrakis Health Science Building, 30 Leon Street, Northeastern University.  


Sponsored by the Northeastern Environmental Justice Research Collaborative (NEJRC) and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, this event is part of the Leaders in the Environmental Movement public lecture series at Northeastern University this Winter season. 


For more information, contact Daniel Faber, Director of NEJRC, at

In This Newsletter:

2012 Strategic Plan

Get Involved

IOM Report Summary

Event: Pinkwashing

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1st Annual  
House Party

Wednesday, February 29th

Hosted by 
Tedd and Ella Saunders of Boston. 

$125 Suggested Minimum Donation 

More Info and RSVP 
617-376-6222 or
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Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition 

1419 Hancock Street, Suite 202

Quincy, Massachusetts 02169 

Phone: 617-376-6222

Fax: 617-376-6221




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