Special Thanks: Fall 2013

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We could not do this work without the support of so many members and volunteers. A huge thank you  to: 

Hannah Klein Connelly – with extreme gratitude for passing the pinkwashing.org url to BCAction

Roger Klein, Sandra Park, Ellen Matloff and Kathleen Maxian – for participating as expert panelists on our June webinar, The Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Gene Patents: What it Means for You.

Linda S. Birnbaum, Ph.D., DABT, ATS, – for presenting on our August webinar, What’s the Big Idea? Environmental Exposures and the State of Chemical Reform Policy

Thank you to our members across the country who organized and hosted screenings of Pink Ribbons, Inc. in their community:

  • Valerie Deering, Kansas
  • Lori Wallace, San Jose, CA
  • Nancy Bruning & Eileen Fuentes, New York City
  • Fiona Barrett, Marblehead, MA
  • Jenn Louie & Maryam Ghofraniha, Mountain View, CA
  • Kylia Garver, Boston, MA
  • Anastasia Prokos, Iowa State University
  • Elisha Marr, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Lebby Salinas, McAllen, TX
  • Wendy Sellens, Solana Beach, CA
  • Eleanor Barrett, Los Angeles, CA
  • Laura Odoms, Portland, OR
  • Raeah Sunn, Seattle, WA
  • Bhavna Shamasunder, Los Angeles, CA

AnneMarie Ciccarella – for participating on a panel discussion after a screening of Pink Ribbons, Inc. in New York City

Linda Burnett – for participating on a panel discussion after a screening of Pink Ribbons, Inc. in Boston, MA

Sandy Castillo – for participating virtually on a panel discussion after screenings of Pink Ribbons, Inc. in McAllen, TX

Yvonne Watterson – for her dedicated involvement through organizing Pink Ribbons, Inc. screenings, gathering Toxic Time is Up petition signatures, giving presentations at the University of Advancing Technology and writing a powerful blog post about her experiences.

Laurie Becklund – for participating on a panel discussion after a screening of Pink Ribbons, Inc. in Los Angeles, CA

Kellea Miller – for participating on a panel discussion after a screening of Pink Ribbons, Inc. in Los Angeles, CA

Lori Baralt – for participating on a panel discussion after a screening of Pink Ribbons, Inc. in Los Angeles, CA and organizing two events in October to bring attention to Breast Cancer Action and the Toxic Time is Up campaign

Ellen Weininger – for providing BCAction materials at Grassroots Environmental Education’s screening of Pink Ribbons, Inc. in Rye, NY

Lynn Rosenbaum – for providing BCAction materials at Cambridge Health Alliance’s screening of Pink Ribbons, Inc. in Somerville, MA

Katherine Shea – For giving presentations at the Sisterhood of Soul conference in Oakland and at San Francisco State University

Alma Williams – For giving presentations at the Sisterhood of Soul conference in Oakland and at San Francisco State University

Erika Carlson – for staffing a table at the Louisville, CO farmers market and talking with market-goers about BCAction

Karym Urdaneta – for giving a powerful presentation at the Love Your Body event which incorporated BCAction and TB4UP’s Toxic Time Is Up campaign

Lori Marx-Rubiner – for giving a fabulous presentation about BCAction to staff and clients at the Maternal and Child Health Access organization in Los Angeles, CA

Robyn Stoetzel – for representing BCAction at Cancer Killers Education and Prevention Event and Celebrating Women’s Health and Beauty event

Michelle Garcia – for representing BCAction at the annual Breast Cancer Connections conference in Redwood Shores, CA

Maria Reyna – for giving a presentation about BCAction in Spanish to a Spanish-speaking patient group at San Francisco General Hospital

Sheila Kitts – for continuing to donate your time and talent to create powerful graphics for us

Vanessa Raditz & Qing York Williams – for their passionate activism, representing BCAction at the Global Frackdown in Oakland, CA in November

Adrienne Kernan – for her help in getting the word out about our Food For Thought event in October and for her help getting our invitations in the mail

Sara Brandon – for her flexible and unwavering administrative support

Qing York Williams – for being so willing to help wherever she can, be it program or development support

The Fabulous Judy Brady – for offering her time and expertise on chemical policy activism during a brownbag presentation to the BCAction staff

Alan Kleinschmidt and the SF Choral Society for providing complimentary tickets to awesome performances for our staff, board, and volunteers.

Sofia Zander for the Toxic Time Is Up petition delivery photos and all her support and cheer.

Rocky Beach from Causes .com for helping our Toxic Time is Up petition reach new heights

Tania Katan for your commitment to ending pinkwashing, challenging the status quo and keeping us on our toes.

Antoinette Harris and Babe Barton for volunteering their time to join us at the Toxic Time is Up petition delivery in Oakland     

Gael Treible, Chantal Chow and Donna Kaufman for volunteering to help collect petition signatures for Toxic Time is Up

Roberta Gelb for hosting a party to benefit BCAction and for collecting petition signatures for Toxic Time is Up

Tracy Weitz and Kris Hoehler for hosting a fabulous house party benefitting BCAction in Seattle.

Molly Rosen for your strong support and invitation to present to Giving Circle

Women’s Voices for the Earth, Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, Breast Cancer Fund, DES Action, Latinas Contra Cancer, Our Bodies, Ourselves, Silent Spring, Green Action, Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition, Circulo de Vida, Gayle Sulik, Center for Environmental Health, European Cancer Patient Coalition, Ms. In the Classroom, and all the other organizations and individuals who helped to make Toxic Time is Up successful.

Amy Firman for redesigning our Think Before You Pink buttons and designing our powerful anti-fracking logo.

3rd Annual Action Speaks Louder Than Pink – Food for Thought

Thank you to everyone who made the event such a success!

Honorary Hosts: Anne and Larry Wheat, owners of Millennium Restaurant

Participating Chefs:
Charlie Ayers, Calafia
Chris Johnson, Haven
Eric Tucker, Millennium
Susanne Stampke & Sascha Weiss, The Plant Café Organic
Jonathan Sutton & Tony Ferrari, Hillside Supperclub

Emcee: Marcia Gagliardi of tablehopper.com, you guided us through the evening with such style and grace.  Additionally, thank you for sharing the event with your network.

Entertainment: The Cello Street Quartet

Event Sponsors
Geoffrey Biddle & Jane Gottesman
Lee Ann Slinkard & Maria Morris
Mechanics Bank

Plumbline, Coaching & Consulting, Inc.
Righteously Raw

Event Committee & Support
Abigail Arons
Michelle Garcia
Christina Loff
Julie Morgan

Invitation and Graphic Design: Ryder Goodwin

Video Production: Dennis Tzeng

Publicity Volunteer: Katie Kanagawa

Event Volunteers: 
Sara Brandon
Maron Demissie
Mara Meaney-Ervin
Vanessa Raditz
Angeles Rios
Kristen Taylor
Diana Tordoff
Qing York Williams
California Culinary Academy students

12 Hot Dates & A Silent Auction

Tori Freeman – Thank you for hosting your annual event to benefit BCAction.  You never cease to amaze us—your generous and creative spirit paired with your supportive community makes for a successful event every year. 

Date Auction Volunteers: 
Clarence Eddie

Event Emcee: Jennifer Devine, you did a phenomenal job captivating the audience and talking up the bids. 

: The MegaFlame Combo

DJ: Jennifer “Junkyard” Morris

Event Volunteers:
Alyx Dao
Erin Parsons-Wright
Vanessa Raditz

Thanks to all the in-kind donors who participated in the silent auction.

Pittsburg High School Leadership – Thank you for selecting BCAction to be the beneficiary of your school carnival event.  You’re all very inspiring young activists.

Pirates of a Cure-a-Being – Special thanks for fundraising on behalf of BCAction.  What a great community, what a great themed event!

Cathy Ritter, Tomboy Tools – Many thanks for fundraising and friend-raising for BCAction.  Your tireless effort to share our work with your community is inspirational.

We are grateful for the continued partnership and support of our business partners:
Natural Contours

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