BCAction Annual Report July 2019 - June 2020

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Annual Report

Compassionate Resistance, Adaptation, and Resilience Zooming forward

June 20192020

“I have always admired and loved the work you do to challenge the mainstream (mis)information about breast cancer.” - Samantha



Dear Friends and Supporters Our organization has proven that in times of great upheaval, we will not just survive, but thrive. Over the last year the country faced two undeniably historic challenges. In response to the devastating COVID-19 pandemic, individuals and organizations transitioned to virtual spaces for school, work, and socialization, finding new ways to be together while keeping each other safe. In May of 2020, following the murder of George Floyd, black organizers led the nation-wide uprising to address and end racism across the country. Breast Cancer Action has shown both adaptability and resilience through these calls to action. We have done so while continuing to remain financially secure during a global pandemic, ensuring the work of the breast cancer resistance remains a priority for individuals, advocacy organizations, and government leadership throughout immense social change. As people across the nation are adapting to working from home, we have chosen to embrace this opportunity. BCAction has gone completely virtual and let go of our physical office space. We see the transition to a remote team not as a challenge but as an invitation to more fully take on the work of the cancer resistance across the country. We have recommitted to ongoing anti-racist trainings with our staff, and to continue to speak out against injustice as a social justice and health justice organization. In the Spring of 2020 former Executive Director Karuna Jaggar released the article “Why We Must Be Anti-Racist.” Her writing made our position clear: black lives matter. We will not shy away from interrogating the complex ways in which racism manifests in our lives, including the health disparities we see amongst people diagnosed with breast cancer. Our work is radically independent and our mission is uniquely enduring. Through social upheaval and shifting movement priorities, the Breast Cancer Action voice and watchdog perspective remain indispensable in speaking truth to power to address the breast cancer crisis. We couldn’t do this work if we took money from corporations that profit from or contribute to breast cancer. Thanks to your support, we don’t have to ever compromise our commitment to address and end this devastating disease. Thank you for making this work possible,

Marj Plumb, Interim Executive Director

Peggy Huston, Chair, Board of Directors




This year we continued our role as a trusted watchdog for the breast cancer community. We monitored a range of

legislative, agency, and treatment relevant issues. We mobilized our national members to learn more about breast cancer issues and to take action by contacting decision-makers with online engagement tools. In addition, we were able to leverage our partnerships and role in coalitions to add and uplift a breast cancer perspective. We provided on-going critical analysis of the COVID-19 crisis by identifying gaps in the healthcare system and mapping out implications for breast cancer patients. Additionally, we signed on to several COVID-related letters, including calling for a moratorium on utility shut offs, advocating for the inclusion of the Lymphedema Treatment Act in the next COVID relief response, and calling on California Governor Newsom to oppose new fracking permits. We also featured global health activist Gregg Gonsalves on our podcast to discuss health activism in the age of COVID-19.


Our Executive Director worked with two cross-disciplinary breast implant working groups to advise the Food and Drug Administration. In addition to submitting suggested black box warning language, they are working to develop a check list that will improve informed consent for patients. The FDA issued a draft update of its labeling guidance for breast implants. We mobilized hundreds of our members to take action and tell the FDA to strengthen its labeling guidance for breast implants and added new informed consent language. Breast Cancer Action believes that protecting the public from toxic exposures is essential. In the middle of a pandemic, the administration is once again trying to push through its revised Censored Science rule. If passed, the revised Censored Science rule would give corporate and industry polluters a free pass. It would undermine patient privacy and hamper the Environmental Protections Agency’s ability to keep us safe from environmental exposures linked to breast cancer by disallowing many high-quality, peer-reviewed studies which are the basis of important protective regulations. We mobilized our members to submit public comments to the EPA telling them to oppose this crippling rule.


CRITICAL ANALYSIS AND THOUGHT LEADERSHIP • Our Executive Director joined the American Society of Plastic Surgeons annual meeting in San Diego, California to speak with the Executive Committee at a specially convened summit on the subject of breast implants. • We attended and spoke out at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS), the largest breast cancer conference in the world, to challenge researchers from a patient perspective and engage with allies. Additionally, our Executive Director provided real-time commentary and critical analysis of the breast cancer research presented to thousands of participants and observers.

As a respected authority on breast cancer, Breast Cancer Action Breast Can-

cer Action frequently weighs in with opinion pieces and serves as an expert source for journalists around the country on important breast cancer topics. Our Executive Director’s opinion piece, “Pink-Ribbon Culture is Gaslighting Women,” which appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, was circulated widely on social media. Another op-ed on Medium, “Komen Continues to Be Tone Deaf and Colorblind,” also received an enthusiastic social media response.

• Continuing to promote education on the health impacts of PFAS, current PFAS regulation and the implications of and connection to breast cancer, our Executive Director was invited to sit on a panel hosted by our partners at the Environmental Working Group to further discuss the connection of forever chemicals and breast cancer. • This year we launched a podcast as a new vehicle for reaching members and providing information from long-standing work and expertise from expert scientists, a radical activist, an investigative journalist, and women living with breast cancer to empower our audience to disrupt the breast cancer industry. Episode topics included The Origins of the Pink Ribbon; Think Before You Pink; PFAS; Breast Implants; The Politicization of Science; and Activism, AIDS, and COVID-19.

In our role as a thought leader, we participated in a number of events and conferences across the country. • Breast Cancer Action was featured as the invited speaker for the Alaska Community Action on Toxics’ lecture series on breast cancer and the environment. Our Executive Director and a Board member gave a public lecture at the main Anchorage library and spoke to several high schools.





DISRUPTING PINK RIBBON CULTURE Say Never to Forever Chemicals was endorsed by over two dozen environmental, women’s health, and consumer groups. We bombarded 3M with thousands Our 2019 Think Before You Pink campaign, “Say Never To Forever Chemicals,” called out corporate giant 3M for ®

pinkwashing while they continue to produce and use PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances), a toxic class of compounds known as forever chemicals that may contribute to breast cancer risk.

of personalized emails demanding the end of forever chemicals, published blog posts with stories from people in communities that have been directly impacted by PFAS contamination, and our Executive Director co-authored an op-ed with Ken Cook, President of the Environmental Working Group.

Highlights and Accomplishments: • Tens of thousands of people were educated about the link between PFAS and breast cancer • In response to the campaign, people bombarded 3M with 3,628 personalized emails demanding the end of forever chemicals • We published 5 blog posts with stories from people in communities that have been directly impacted by PFAS contamination • Executive Director Karuna Jaggar co-authored an Op-Ed with Ken Cook, President of the Environmental Working Group • Our campaign was endorsed by a diverse group of 25 environmental justice and public health organization who helped amplify our message

Throughout the campaign, we turned to many of our environmental justice and scientific partners who are experts on PFAs for guidance and advice. However, we were also able to use our unique voice and truth-telling, watchdog perspective to combine research about PFAs and breast cancer, and packaged it in a compelling way, which became a new and important contribution. BREAST CANCER ACTION | ANNUAL REPORT 2019-2020


“I was diagnosed three years ago and I attended a fund raising event. I am inspired by your bold agenda! My daughter volunteered with you recently and she was also inspired by your work.” - Ana




Since our founding 29 years ago, we have worked to identify and eliminate the root causes of breast cancer. As

a leading voice in the movement, Breast Cancer Action continues to connect public health with environmental concerns about fossil fuels. Our leadership in The Last Chance Alliance (LCA) continues. Today the LCA coalition includes over 800 member groups and is pressuring California Governor Newsom to end fracking and dangerous drilling. Throughout the year we have engaged in direct action and called on our members to contact decision makers, asking for a phase out of fossil fuels. The entire Breast Cancer Action team joined our partners in the Last Chance Alliance to send Governor Newsom a strong message to stop new fossil fuel projects, drop existing oil production, and roll back setbacks before his annual State of the State

address. Our Program Officer testified in front of state regulators from California Geologic Energy Management (Cal-GEM) and Governor Newsom’s administration, emphasizing that fossil fuels are fueling the cancer crisis.




For 30 years, we’ve been a leading voice calling for compassionate, culturally competent, evidence-based, affordable breast cancer treatment for everyone. Since our founding, Breast Cancer Action has worked to expand access to quality, evidence-based healthcare for all people. For ten years, we have supported the Lymphedema Treatment Act which would end this injustice by changing Medicare law to cover compression supplies—setting an important precedent for Medicaid and other insurers to do the same. This year, the Lymphedema Treatment Act passed through the House under the Lower Drug Costs Now Act. The Lower Drug Costs Now Act would provide Medicare coverage for medically necessary supplies to treat lymphedema and help lower costs and increase access to prescription drugs by allowing the government to negotiate with drug companies. Breast Cancer Action is working with our partners to pass this legislation through the Senate.

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Breast Cancer Action is and always has been an important, evidence-based resource for people living with and at risk of breast cancer. We provide unbiased information that allows

ceived a cancer diagnosis, or their caregivers, and are looking for information about possible treatment options or complementary therapies, free of industry influence. A breast cancer diagnosis means countless deeply personal and life-changing decisions, and we believe that everyone deserves unbiased, understandable, patient-centered information to decide what is best for them.

patients to make well-informed decisions about available treatments based on personal needs. Newly diagnosed people, their loved ones and caregivers can count on us to provide balanced, understandable, compassionate information about breast cancer research and treatment options. And we push for a research agenda and health policies that are responsive to the breast cancer community’s needs and interests. Breast Cancer Action looks past the hype to independently evaluate new breast cancer drugs. This year, in addition to many other topics, we published a series of blog posts that provide updates and analysis of the latest breast cancer research and treatment. We offer information that can’t be found elsewhere, including our new Toolkit to Navigate Breast Cancer, a two-part indispensable guide. The toolkit is comprised of What You Need to Know About Breast Cancer and Tools and Tips for a New Breast Cancer Diagnosis to help anyone who has been newly diagnosed, as well as their caregivers, to learn about their options and partner effectively with their providers to choose the treatment that is best for them. We also provide one-on-one information and resources free of charge to anyone who needs it. We don’t provide medical advice but our experienced and compassionate staff fields hundreds of calls and emails a year from people who’ve just re-

“I am an oncology nurse and I align with your mission and values!” - Kate


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THANK YOU DONORS & SUPPORTERS Includes gifts $250 and above between July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020. Please contact Development Manager Lopa Pal at lpal@bcaction.org for errors or omissions. $25,000 and up  The 11th Hour Project: A Program of The Schmidt Family Foundation / Ambassador James C. Hormel and Michael P. Nguyen / Lesbians for Good / Woodtiger Fund / 1 Anonymous Donor $10,000-$24,999  Karen Klein and Ben Golvin / Public Health Institute / Angela and Samuel Schillace / Taubert Memorial Foundation / Barbra Wiener / The Estate of Leila B. Williams / Laure Woods / 1 Anonymous Donor $5,000-9,999  The Coleman Family Foundation / Cowles Charitable Trust / Stephanie and Fredric Harman / Peggy Huston / Paulette Meyer and David Friedman / Rachel Morello-Frosch and David Eifler / Virginia Price / Juia Shaw / Karen and Karel Urbanek / Jane and Stacey Zones / 1 Anonymous Donor $2,500-4,999  Apple Matching Gifts Program § / Dr. Elissa Arons / Chevron Corporation Matching Gifts Program § / Donna Dubinsky and Len Shustek / Joan Finnigan and Mark Matteucci / Glikman Associates / The Peleh Fund, JCF DAF / Mary Gray and Catherine Guthrie / Benjamin and Katie Horne / Sue and Kurt Jaggers / Gail Kaufman / The McCance Foundation Trust / Mechanics Bank / Microsoft Matching Gifts Program § / Pratapaditya and Chitralekha Pal / Debra and Andrew Rachleff / Elaine Sisman and Martin Fridson / Lee Ann Slinkard and Maria Morris / Jan Tarika Sobieraj / 10 Anonymous Donors $1,000-2,499  A&P Lesbian Fund / Paris Adkins-Jackson, DataStories by Shesat, LLC / Armanino Foundation / Abigail Arons and Matthew Bennett / Shari Bashin Sullivan / Karyn and Adam Bechtel / Berkeley Firefighters Assoc, Local 1227 / Judy Bloom / Hachette Book Group / Beverly Canin ° / Claudia Cappio and Peg Stone / Alison Carlson / Diane Carr ° / Community Thrift Store / Betsy Cotton / Mary Anne Courtney and Beverly Scott / John Crew / Nancy Davis and Donna Hitchens / Lauren Denenberg / Sarah Dorahy / Pamela Dorrell / Laurie Drabble and Carol Pearce ° / Stephen and Dorian Dunne / Linda Ferguson / Fred Gertler °* / Mary Lou Gooding and Michel Calegari / Karen Grove / Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund / Kathryn and Kirk Hanson / Lisa Hartmayer and Lucas French / Denise and Todd Helfstein / Roberta and Robert Johansen / Barbara and James Kautz ° / Dan Horn and Mike Kopicko / Cathy Kornblith / Charlie Krenz / Joshua and Mary Lipp / Tom Lockard and Alix Marduel / Carol Lourie / Helen Love / Ngina Lythcott, Dr.Ph. and Byllye Avery / Linda Marks and Rafael Lopez / Margot McFedries / Michelle Mercer and Bruce Golden / Julie Morgan / Diane Mosbacher and Nanette Gartrell / Annie Noonan and Jeff Wohl / Cynthia Pearson and Gerald Wilkinson / Nisha Pillai / Nancy Polikoff and Cheryl Swannack / Michelle and Roxy Rapp / Ian Ratzer and Sara Barz / Laura and Jason Rissman / Jessica and Benjamin Rosenberg / Louise Rothman-Riemer and Davis Riemer ° / Valerie and Michael Russell / Kassie Siegel ° / Dorian Solot and Marshall Miller / Marissa Steinberger / Emily and Ryan Stoner / Karen Strauss and Ruth Borenstein / Geoff and Colleen Tate / Kathleen Weitz ° / Fiona Wilmot and Jeanette Howard / Sophia Yen / Sharon and Harold Yoh / 5 Anonymous Donors $500-999  7-D Ranch Company / Laura Ambroseno / Kirstin Arnold / Rebecca Arons and Eric Fastiff / Dr. Barbara and Charles Atcheson ° / Betsy Aubrey and Steve Lichtenberg / Josha Baker / Brigeda Bank and Katie Fox / Karin Bartimole ° / Joshua Bennett / Joyce Bichler and Dr. Michael Kimbarow / Barbara and Joseph Blumenthal / Eve Borenstein and Candace Falk / Karen Bowen and Beth Gerstein / Janice Brody and Bruce Rule / Nancy and John Cassidy / Judith Chasin / Dan Cherry / Clif Bar & Company § / Barbara Cohn / Lynn Cornish / Lynn A. Cornish / Elaine Costello and Bud Dougherty / Julie D’Angelo / Adam de Boor and Mari Osuna / Dell Giving Employee Matching § / Emily Doskow and Luan Stauss ° / Lindsay Farino / Marian and Rabbi David E. Fass / Nancy Favier / Patricia M. Fontaine / Salesforce.com Foundation § / Dorothy Geoghegan / Deborah Golder ° / Google § / Marian and Roger Gray / Eva Green / Neyhart Anderson Flynn Grosboll / Carl and Gay Grunfeld / Kathleen Guiang and Bobby Brown / Aisling and Bryan Harvey / Pan Haskins / Phyllis Hatfield / Carol Hibbert / Miriam Hidalgo and Adam Machado / Alice Hoffman / Noelani Holden-Kane ° / Elaine Holliman / Wendy Hutchinson / Sumita Jaggar and Tim Dubbs / M. Anne Jennings / June Kailes / Marylin Kelley / Sheryl and Tony Klein / Debbie Lee / Paul Lindner / Justin Martin / Deborah Marx and David Helfant, PhD / Maria Matsumoto / Jennifer Maw / Susan and MIke McLaughlin / Barbara Meislin and Stuart Kaplan / Judy Mullins / Lorie Nachlis and Abby Abinanti / Jocelyn Northcutt / Jo Ann Ogden and Janet Luce / Margaret O’Leary / Hedda Orkin / Lynne Parenti and Tina Ramoy / Kristi and Tom Patterson / Darlene Peck ° / Cathie Ragovin and Derek Polonsky / Yamini and Tushar Ranchod / Mahendra and Jaymati Ranchod / Kendra Riedt / Randy Owen Rissman / Stephanie Rose / Margaret and Seth B. Rosen / Penny and Rena Rosenwasser / Jennifer Savage and John Dawson / Ted Schettler / Mary Jo Schuermann / Gail and Steven Shak / Tracy Sherman / Elana and Charlie Silver / Jessica Silvers / Marty Sochet and Carol Jenkins ° / Barbara Sternfeld / T. A. Greenberg Family Foundation / Lillian Tallman / Mary & Jan Tate / Adrienne Torf / Susan Trump / Selman/ Ridgeley Family / Jacquette Ward and Howard Shafer / Heidi Welch / Ann and Lawrence Wheat / Catherine Williams / Elaine Wise and Dr. Matthew Norton Wise / Kristine Wolcott / Alice Wolfson / 8 Anonymous Donors $250-499  Kim Acker / Mary Adams / Adobe § / Amazon Smile / Lori and Eric Anders / Jesper Andersen and Michelle Forral / Toby Armour / Kirstin Arnold / Cindy Axe / Janet Axelrod and Timothy P. Plenk / Samuel Baldwin ° / Beth

° Susan Stone Monthly Giving Circle

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* Barbara Brenner Rapid Response Fund

§ Matching Gifts and Workplace Giving


THANK YOU DONORS & SUPPORTERS Bartlett / Eve Biddle and Joshua Frankel / Stephanie Tuxen Bisgaard / Arlene Blum / Peter Botto / Jillian Breitwieser / Susan Brown / James W. Budke, M.D. / Linda Burnett ° / Lorraine Burton and Hasan Dajani / Della Butcher / Heather Cantino / Sarah Champeny / Charity Gift Certificates / Amanda Cline / Esther Cohen / Sandra Coliver / Gina Columna / Lynn Cooper / Sylvia Colt De Almeida / Marina Devalia / Estelle Disch / Beatrice Dohrn / Annette Dula / Kristina Farrey / Susan and George Fesus / Leslie Field / Rebecca Fields / Mark Flanagan ° / Vicki and David Fleishhacker / Susan and Brian Fogarty / Gaja and David Frampton / Tori Freeman / Janet Frost ° / Nikki Nahmens Gage / Jayme Gallagher and Len Goldman / Christopher Gantz / Chris Gantz / Julie Garren ° / Wendy Gerstel and Tom Badger / Lori Gibson/Pure Haven / Lois Gilder / Elizabeth and Tore Gillbrand / Mitchell Gillman / Judith Goldberger / Julie Goldman / Lea Goldstein / Dr. William Goodson and Janet Hammack Goodson / Nancy Gordon / Deborah Gordon ° / Nancy Hagen Goldstucker ° / Tracie Hakkinen / Patricia Hartley ° / Susan Hauser / Tricia Heald / Mary Hedley and Stephen Morrell / Athena Hewett / Margaret Ellen Hickey ° / Kate Holcombe / Lisa Honig and Dale Schroedel / Kathy and Darrell Icenogle / Intel Foundation § / Katanya Jackson-Henry and Jesse Henry / Pamela Jester ° / Mary and Evan Jorn / David Kahne / Kaiser Family Foundation § / Leah Kaizer and David Salk / Lucille Kalman / Seth Katz / Kehillah School for Early Learning / Sahru and Joe Keiser / Ram Kesavan / Ann Kim / Kim Klausner / Marilyn and Fred Klawiter / Kim Klein and Stephanie Roth / Rena Koopman / Rebecca Krebs / Mary Ladd / Ellie Lanphier / Megan and Quinton Larson / Kathryn Leighton / Heather Long / James Madison / Sara Mahdavi / Barbara Maher / Rachel Martin and Thomas Brouillette / Stacy Mason / Charlea Massion ° / Patricia McDowell / Mara Meaney-Ervin / Lana Miller and Linda Hyland / Wendy and Jim Mnookin / Robert Morton ° / Lynne Navarro / Melissa Neuwelt / Molly O’Connor / Jen Olson / Kate Oppegaard / Pass It Along Youth Center / Judith Patrick / Christine Pielenz / Laurie and Jeff Pomeranz / Mia Portner / Sumangala Prasad / Sanjay Ranchod and Kavita Trivedi / Nora Ritchey / Maria Jesus Rivas Gonzalez and Cristina Garcia Rivas / Donna Rosa / Heather Rudolph / Alina Salganicoff / Irene and Frank Saltzman / Lauren Schiller and Justin Skoble / Matthew Schwartz and Karen Levesque / Ellen Schwerin ° / Amy Sezak / Andrea Sieminski / David Smernoff / Jala Smith-Huys / Aurora Snyder / Rho Sigma Sorority / Jane Suskin / Tracy Tamasi / Keri Marie Tate / Suzy Tompkins / Brendan Traw / Tamara Turner and James Horn / United Way of the Bay Area § / Sarah Vradenburg / Doug Wachtel / Blue Walcer / Leonie and Kate Walker / Lisa Wanzor and Sarah Marxer / Rozelle Watson ° / Virginia Watson / Robert Weiner and Karen Rhodes / Denise Wells / Jeanne Weseloh / Cynthia Williams / Rod Johnson and Carol Williams / Sandi Wisenberg and Lincoln Cohen / Lynne Wittenberg / Frank Woo / Barbara Wunsch / Stan Yogi and David Carroll/ 9 Anonymous Donors

In-Kind Donors  18 Reasons Cooking School / American Conservatory Theater / Amici’s Pizzeria / Berkeley Repertory Theatre / Berkeley Symphony / Bette’s Oceanview Diner / Big Hair Fire & Glass / Blue Apron / Bob’s Steak and Chop House, Omni Hotel / Book Passage / Booksmith / Boulder Creek Golf Club / California Canoe & Kayak, Oakland / California Shakespeare Theatre / Captain Kirk’s San Francisco Sailing / Carol Lourie / Chronicle Books / Cinemark/Century Theatres / City Arts & Lectures / City Club of San Francisco / Cliff House / Cole Hardware / Commonwealth Club / Corpo Kinetic Pilates & Rehab / Cowgirl Creamery / Dana Craft / Dance Mission Theater / De Young Museum / Delfina Restaurant / Excelsior Yoga / Filoli Historic House and Garden / Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco / Fit Clothing / FLAX Art & Design / Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse / Future Vanity/Novelty Hair Salon / Gather / Grand Lake Theater / Happy Hollow Park & Zoo / Hiller Aviation Museum / Holden Hands Jewelry by Noelani Holden-Kane / It’s Yoga Kids® / Joshua Ets-Hokin Photography / Kids’ Encore Gym / Kinetic Arts Center / Laurie Pomeranz - Beauty Counter / Lindsay Wildlife Experience / Little Nepal Restaurant / Little River Inn Resort & Spa / Lovejoy’s Tea Room / Marine Mammal Center, Sausalito / Monk’s Kettle Restaurant / Mr. Sparkle Window Washers / Museum of Craft and Design / Oakland Ice Center / ODC and Rhythm & Motion / Pacific Pinball Museum / PIER 39, San Francisco / Rainbow Grocery Cooperative / Rebecca Katz / Sacramento History Museum / Samanta Tello / San Francisco Bay Adventures / San Francisco Jazz Center / San Francisco Playhouse / San Francisco Schooner, Freda B. Sailing / Sea Trek Kayak, Sausalito / Shawl-Anderson Dance Center / Shotgun Players, Berkeley / Smuin Ballet / Tania Katan / The Dailey Method / The New Parkway Theater / The Talking Body / Trader Joe’s / Urban Putt / Walt Disney Family Museum / Waterbar / Yoga Tree, San Francisco / Yoshi’s Japanese Restaurant / Ziegler Chiropractic Social Media Fundraisers  Jeri Blair / Regina Coleman / Sharon Cotter / Yen Do / Betty Faye Doumas / Terri Morris Downs / Leroy Edwards / Rene Fay / Janet Frost / Margot Gerber / Jessica Graham / Betty Havey / Connie Dunn Hillye / Gail Kaufman / Katrina Leesa / Nicole Marie / John McCloskey / Felecia McGill-Cordova / Robbi Metzler / Sonia ‘Zajicek’ Mueller / James Nicholas / Lopa Pal / Angela Peck / Marj Plumb / Dorothy Cleveland Pointer / Kathleen Wilson Ramire / Alison Ruhland / Manda Salad / Casey Sandusky / Deborah Servetnick / Maurice Smith / Oona Snoeyenbos-West / Nina Sorro / Johnny Utah / Anje Vela / CoCo Villaluz / Beth Wade

° Susan Stone Monthly Giving Circle

* Barbara Brenner Rapid Response Fund

§ Matching Gifts and Workplace Giving


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Barbara Brenner Rapid Response Fund: Support BCAction’s ability to quickly respond to emerging issues in breast cancer.

Start a “Don’t Pink for Me” Page: Tell your friends and family “Don’t Pink for Me” and ask them to make a donation to BCAction in your honor instead. Stock Donation: Transfer a gift of stock or other securities to BCAction. Susan Claymon Advocacy Fund: Support BCAction’s ability to advocate for systemic change.


TAKE ACTION Breast Cancer Action works on a range of issues, including advocating for less toxic, more effective, more affordable treatments for women living with and dying from breast cancer; ending our exposures to toxic chemicals linked to breast cancer; and taking a stand against corporate pinkwashing. We work to see that every woman has access to evidence-based, affordable, culturally competent healthcare and we work to eliminate the social inequities in breast cancer outcomes. Our power is in our members. Take action at bcaction.org. GET UPDATES Make sure you don’t miss any of our action alerts on important campaigns to help address and end the breast cancer epidemic. Sign up for updates at bcaction.org/signup.

WEBINARS We host free webinars featuring topic experts who offer independent, unbiased information on important breast cancer issues, including mammography screening, health inequities, and environmental links to breast cancer. Check out our free webinars at bcaction.org/resources/webinars. FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER Get your daily dose of truth-telling news and analysis about the latest issues in breast cancer. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/BCAction and Twitter at twitter.com/bcaction. MAKE A DONATION Breast Cancer Action will never take corporate funding from any company that profits from or contributes to breast cancer. Your support makes our work possible and keeps us independent. Donate online at bcaction.org/donate.

Board of Directors FY 2019 – 2020 Paris Adkins-Jackson Sharon Barrett Mary Ann Burg Laura Hamasaka Peggy Huston Gail Kaufman

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Lee Ann Slinkard Nicole Villaluz Belle Shayer (emeritus) Staff FY 2019 – 2020 Rebecca Saltzman, Deputy Director Zoe Christopher, Resource Liaison, Volunteer Program & Office Manager Karuna Jaggar, Executive Director Marj Plumb, Interim Executive Director Kira Jones, Communications Officer Connie Matthiessen, Communications Manager Lopa Pal, Development Manager Katrina Semich, Development Associate Jayla Burton, Program Officer

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