Breast Cancer Resources

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.

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Only large-scale systemic change can address the root causes of breast cancer. Join us in taking action for people living with and at risk of breast cancer today.

Think Before You Pink

Our work to end this breast cancer challenges "pinkwashing" hypocrisy and pink ribbon culture, which have become the status quo of the breast cancer industry.

WHO WE ARE

EDUCATE. ORGANIZE. TAKE ACTION.

We are radical and compassionate; activists at heart with an independent, rapid-response watchdog perspective.
BCAction was founded 30+ years ago in San Francisco during two public health crises-the AIDS outbreak and the breast cancer epidemic-and that helped shape its mission and fuel its activism. Early members apprenticed themselves to the AIDS group, ACT UP, and shared many of that group’s tactics, turning their anger into action to push for better treatments, true prevention, and investment in public health.
Our founders saw their disease not as a personal tragedy, but as a larger social justice and public health crisis. They knew that individual changes in behavior weren’t the answer, and pushed for sweeping systemic change instead.
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TELL KOMEN TO STOP BANKING ON BREAST CANCER
The Pink Ribbon Banking Program run by Susan G. Komen® is blatant pinkwashing.

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LATEST NEWS

October 15, 2021

Radical Disruption and Compassionate Resistance Thank You
Posted on October 15, 2021 By Krystal Redman, Executive Director Huge, heartfelt appreciation to everyone who joined us on Tuesday night for an evening of stirring conversation and direct action at Radical Disruption and Compassionate Resistance. If [...] READ MORE

October 13, 2021

Take Action: Email Komen, demand divestment from pinkwashing
Posted on October 13, 2021 By Zoë Christopher, Program Officer & Operations Manager Last night activists from all across the country joined us at our annual event, Radical Disruption & Compassionate Resistance, to take collective action on this yea [...] READ MORE

June 28, 2021

Uncovering LGBTQ Breast Cancer Realities
Posted on June 28, 2021 Individuals who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and/or Queer have stories of navigating breast cancer screening, diagnosis, and treatment that aren’t represented in the heteronormative pink ribbon narrative. In this e [...] READ MORE

SEE OUR RESOURCES

We provide free educational materials with unbiasedm accessible, science-based analysis of breast cancer issues untangled from free of industry influnce.

 

We believe that all people deserve access to patient-centered resources to make the best decisions about their care.

Think Before You Pink

Breast Cancer Actions's Think Before You Pink campaign continues to hold the Breast Cancer Industry Accountable

The absence of transparency, lack of accountability, and the widespread hypocrisy in the pink ribbon marketing culture exploits a disease that devastates communities, misrepresents who is affected by breast cancer, and excludes and marginalizes women’s diverse lived experiences of the disease

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October Tuesday

Radical Disruption & Compassionate Resistance
Connect with other members of BCAction’s unapologetic activist community from across the nation as we get together for special speakers, entertainment, and a special update from Executive Director, Krystal Redman. Get Your Tickets Now

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