This is not an individual problem. The breast cancer epidemic is a social justice issue and a public health crisis.
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I am so very grateful Breast Cancer Action exists. You remind me all the time that I am not alone.
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â€”Karin Cotterman, Breast Cancer Action member
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We work to achieve health justice for all women at risk of and living with breast cancer.
We are feminist, grassroots, and committed to social justice. We’re fiercely independent and refuse corporate funding from any company that profits from or contributes to breast cancer. We ALWAYS put women’s health first. Radical and compassionate, we never shy away from the hard truths about breast cancer: 40,000 women in the U.S. die of this devastating disease every year, and there’s not nearly enough to show for the billions of dollars raised in the name of breast cancer.
We work to ensure breast cancer screening, diagnostics, and treatment are evidence-based and responsive to the women affected—as well as more affordable, more effective, and less toxic. We work to eliminate root causes of breast cancer—the toxic chemicals in our environment that increase our risk of breast cancer and which may interfere with common treatments. Our award-winning Think Before You Pink® campaign cuts through the noise of pink ribbon culture to tell the hard truths about breast cancer and challenge pinkwashing and hypocrisy in the breast cancer industry.
We Get Results
In the endless sea of breast cancer charities, corporate donors, and pharmaceutical-funded research agendas, we are proud to be an independent watchdog standing up for women’s health.
We educate, organize, and take action.
We Take Action
We Are Unique
Breast Cancer Action is not your average breast cancer organization.
We helped end Myriad Genetics’ corporate monopoly on the “breast cancer genes,” BRCA1 & BRCA2. This landmark U.S. Supreme Court victory brought down genetic testing costs, increased opportunities for scientific research, and improved testing results for women of color. We’ve forced corporations and organizations to change their pinkwashing ways, including pressuring Yoplait to eliminate the harmful hormone rBGH from their yogurt, and ending Susan G. Komen’s sale of their toxic “Promise Me” perfume. We’ve provided free compassionate one-on-one support and evidencebased information to more than 25,000 people with breast cancer and their loved ones.
We are a national organization with over 60,000 members and supporters across the country. Join us!
Published on May 11, 2017
Breast Cancer Action is not your average breast cancer organization. We work to achieve health justice for all women at risk of and living w...