BCA News

Breast Cancer Action Remote Staff and InternsWe’ve moved (online)!

Written By: Rebecca Saltzman, Deputy Director We are so excited to announce our transition to a fully-remote organization.   As people across the nation are adapting to working from home, we have chosen to embrace this opportunity and are moving out of physical... Read more
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Introducing Our Interim ED, Marj Plumb

By Peggy Huston, Chair of the Board of Directors I am writing to update you on recent exciting news for Breast Cancer Action. If you remember, our long-time Executive Director, Karuna Jaggar, informed us in the beginning of the year that she was ready for new horizons. The... Read more
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The First Ten Years

This is the first of three newsletters we'll be releasing this year to mark Breast Cancer Action's 30th anniversary. In this first edition, we're featuring highlights from our first decade.  Letter from the Executive Director Early Photos First Meeting... Read more
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Letter from the Executive Director

by Karuna Jaggar, Executive Director Breast Cancer Action isn’t like any other breast cancer organization. For 30 years we’ve been the independent voice and rapid-response watchdog for the breast cancer resistance—thanks to fierce and committed supporters like... Read more
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Conversation With Belle Shayer

Belle Shayer will turn 90 this year; she is the only Breast Cancer Action founder still living. We talked to her recently about how she first got involved with Breast Cancer Action, what the early years were like, and what makes her proudest about the organization she helped... Read more
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While Disease Rampages, Activists Pump Up Firepower

This article about breast cancer activism and activists features Barbara Brenner, Breast Cancer Action's first executive director. It was written by Lisa M. Krieger and published in the San Francisco Examiner on November 3, 1996.  Barbara Brenner died in... Read more
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Susan Claymon—Sister Survivor

The magazine, MAMM, featured this profile of Breast Cancer Action founder Susan Claymon in a special Women, Cancer, and Community issue, published in July/August,1999. The article was written by Sara Miles. Susan Claymon died in 2000.  Fourteen Years After Metastatic... Read more
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Cause Imperative

Linda Reyes was featured in the April-May 1994 issue of Modern Maturity, the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) magazine. This article was written by Diane Curtis.  Linda Reyes bottled up her anger against what she calls the “cancer industry” through two... Read more
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Annual Tour Argues Toxins Create Cancers

Breast Cancer Action was the first breast cancer organization to draw the link between breast cancer and environmental pollution. It was an early member of the Toxic Links Coalition, which organized an annual Cancer Industry Tour to call out the Bay Area's most egregious toxic... Read more
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The Larger Good: Fighting for Their Lives

Elenore Pred, one of BCAction's four original founders, was featured in a U.S. News & World Report series on The Most Notable Women of 1991. The profile, by Erica E. Goode, was published on August 26, 1991, just months before Elenore Pred died.  The toxic blue liquid... Read more
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