3 Things You Can Do to Help End the Breast Cancer Epidemic

Alyssa Figueroa 2015By Alyssa Figueroa, Campaigns Coordinator

We don’t have “Action” in our name for nothing.

Since we last talked to you, we’ve been working on several fronts as the watchdog for the breast cancer movement. Here are several ways you can take action to demand systemic change and help end the breast cancer epidemic.

  1. Insist on Strong Chemical Safety Reform: Each day, we’re all exposed to chemicals that increase our risk of breast cancer. That’s why we need true reform of our chemical safety laws which currently do not protect our health. An industry-friendly bill is set to make current regulations even worse, further endangering our health and further increasing our risk of breast cancer. This is unacceptable Tell your Senators to oppose this bill now.
  2. Advocate to Ban Fracking on Public Lands: More than 700 chemicals are used in the fracking process, and 25% of them are linked to cancer. That’s why we’re pushing for a fracking ban on public lands. Tell your Representative to co-sponsor the strongest piece of federal legislation against fracking to date.
  3. Support the Lymphedema Treatment Act: Lymphedema is a common, debilitating side effect of breast cancer treatment. But not all women can afford the care they need. That’s why we’re joining our friends at the Lymphedema Advocacy Group in supporting the Lymphedema Treatment Act, which would require Medicare to cover lymphedema treatment. Tell your representative to support the Act today.
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