Special Thanks: Fall 2014

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

Our partners who helped plan and host the “How Fracking Impacts Public Health” with Dr. Sandra Steingraber, a forum about fracking’s impact on public health in California: Center for Environmental Health, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Americans Against Fracking, Californians Against Fracking, Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments, and the California Nurses Association. And the wonderful panelists: Dr. Sandra Steingraber, Dr. Robert Gould, MD, Seth Shonkoff, Ph.D., MPH, Lisa Hartmayer, Caroline Cox, Erin Carrera.

Our partners who helped collect petition signatures about Susan G. Komen and Baker Hughes’ pink drill bits “for the cure”: CREDO, Oil Change International, Food and Water Watch and EcoWatch

Bridget  Shields, Co-Founder of Friends of the Harmed, longtime anti-fracking activist, involved in passing Pittsburg’s fracking ban for her participation and contribution to organizing the rally against Komen and Baker Hughes’ pinkwashing

Dana Dolney from Friends of the Harmed for her participation and contributions to the petition delivery to the Komen office in Pittsburgh as well as the Rally Against Pinkwashing in Pittsburgh AND schlepping Karuna all around and all the organizing and leadership she demonstrated

Lee Ziesche – coordinator of Gasland, for supporting the rally, getting tickets to the game and reporting out about check delivery and lots of social media support

Bekezela Mguni at New Voices Pittsburgh for support in planning and attending the Rally Against Pinkwashing in Pittsburgh

LaTasha D. Mayes, Executive Director at New Voices Pittsburgh for her participation in the petition delivery to the Susan G. Komen office in Pittsburgh

Susannah Champlin for volunteering for 2014’s Think Before You Pink campaign

Corporate Accountability International for recognizing BCAction’s work on CAI’s Corporate Hall of Shame in October.

Sara Brandon for her ongoing assistance in the office

Franchesca Hernandez for all of her assistance at our Food for Thought event, as well as her ongoing help in the office

Michael Kimbarow and Franchesca Hernandez for brightening up our office with beautiful flowers

LeeAnn Slinkard for the multiple gifts that have made our new office pleasant, comfortable, and more efficient

Mike Dennison for his expertise in the lab prior to our TB4UP campaign this year

Alan Kleinschmidt and the San Francisco Choral Society for complimentary tickets to their phenomenal performances for our Board, volunteers and staff

Sheila Kitts for all her hard work in helping us design a great new screening brochure with powerful infographics

Marie Garlock for attending and representing BCAction at the Fracking & Health Symposium in DC and the Metastatic Breast Cancer Network’s national conference in North Carolina

Donna Kaufman for facilitating a great discussion with the audience at the Pink Ribbons, Inc. screening at Frostburg State University, MD

Ruthann Rudel from Silent Spring Institute and Meg Schwarzman at the Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, University of California, Berkeley for their outstanding presentations on our June webinar, Breast Cancer and the Environment: The Growing Evidence

Anthony B. Miller of University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health for his fantastic presentation on our May webinar, Does Early Detection Save Lives?

Beverly Canin and Elana Silver for their wisdom and feedback in developing the screening brochure, Should I Get A Mammogram? Understanding the Harms and Benefits of Routine Breast Cancer Screening

To all our members across the country who hosted screenings of Pink Ribbons, Inc. in their communities:

  • Ellen Tattelman (Bronx, NY)
  • Stephen Kobasa (New Haven, CT)
  • Amber Gillespie (Austin, TX)
  • Caitlin Ring (Seattle, WA)
  • Bethany Zell (Caribou, ME)
  • Bebe Benefiel (Houston, TX)
  • Catharine Bomhold (Hattiesburg, MS)
  • Heidi Bronz (Babylon, NY)
  • Audrey Parents (Gilbert, AZ)
  • Terri Downs (Indianapolis, IN)
  • Martha Escudero (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Nicole Deggins (New Orleans, LA)
  • Suzie Ross (Ossining, NY)
  • Greg Koziol (Brunswick, ME)
  • Anisa Palmer (Orlando, FL)
  • Hilary Smith (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Desiree Walker (New York, NY)
  • Deborah Servetnick (Baltimore, MD)
  • Julia Ehrhardt (Norman, OK)
  • Jacki Dunne (Boise, ID)
  • Erin Romero (Fairhope, AL)
  • Bobbie Shay Lee (St. Petersburg, FL)
  • Jim McGarry  (Belmont, CA)
  • Marie Garlock (Durham, NC)
  • Monica Hunter-Hart (Oberlin, OH)
  • Jennifer Hlusko (Burlington, Ontario)
  • Karie Roberts (Bothell, WA)
  • Shelley Williams (Tampa, FL)
  • Lindsey O’Connor (Milwaukee, WI)
  • Lisa Levine (New York, NY)
  • Brianna Knoppow (Washington, DC)
  • Julie Davids (New York, NY)
  • Sandra Allegrini (Irvine, CA)
  • Dr. Julie E. Hartman-Linck (Frostburg, MD)

BABB, Inc. Employees – Thank you, Sarah Hagen for selecting BCAction as the breast cancer organization your employees can choose to donate to during the Breast Cancer Industry Month this year.  Your generosity is overwhelming and appreciated.

With all the pinkwashers out there, we’re honored to have the support of companies that are dedicated to ensuring their products are non-toxic and don’t harm women’s health. Thank you so much for your generous support and dedication to health.

  • Suki – For the month of October 2014, BCAction received 100% of the proceeds from suki’s ultra-protect body balm.
  • O & N Collective and CV Skinlabs – During the month of October 2014, BCAction received 10% of each sale of their Mind.Body.Spirit gift box.
  • I Love Female Orgasm – On an ongoing basis, the authors of the book, Dorian Solot and Marshall Miller generously donate 10% of the book’s royalties to BCAction.
  • Community Thrift – This San Francisco secondhand store donates a percentage of the proceeds from sold merchandise that is designated by the donor to benefit BCAction.
  • Bi-Rite Creamery – During the month of October 2014, the Bi-Rite Creamery on Divisidero (in San Francisco) selected BCAction to be the recipient of their Scoop Counter donations.
  • Pink Horizons – A Florida based skin care business promotes BCAction on their website and through all their education and marketing work for their campaign called “A Different Kind of Pink”.  During the upcoming month(s) they will donate a portion of their proceeds of each purchase of their items of their face care line.
  • Natural Contours –On an ongoing basis, Natural Contours donates 10% of the proceeds of the Petite Pink Ribbon (intimate massager) to BCAction.
  • Simple Bra – During November 15th through December 15th BCAction will receive 25% of each bra purchase.
  • YBF Beauty – During October 2014, 25% of the proceeds from their Pink line will be donated to BCAction.
This entry was posted in Articles.