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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

October 12, 2021

Will we see you tonight?
Posted on October 12, 2021 By Lopa Pal, Development Manager Tonight will be a unique opportunity to join over 100 members of our Breast Cancer Action community for some Radical Disruption and Compassionate Resistance! After an exhilarating conversation [...] READ MORE

October 09, 2021

The Tale of the Pinkwashing Partnership
Posted on October 9, 2021 By Jayla Burton, Program Manager The launch of our Think Before You Pink® campaign Stop Banking on Breast Cancer has been full of excitement on social media this week. We released a social media share graphic that laid bare wha [...] READ MORE

October 08, 2021

Ready. Set. Go bid!
Posted on October 8, 2021 By Heather Stone, Development and Communications Associate Our Radical Disruption and Compassionate Resistance online auction is now open! From today through Saturday, October 16, we are featuring an eclectic variety of [...] READ MORE

October 04, 2021

Action Alert! The latest on our Think Before You Pink® campaign
Posted on October 4, 2021 By Krystal Redman, Executive Director Think Before You Pink® 2021 is here and this year we’re telling Susan G. Komen®: Stop Banking on Breast Cancer!  Susan G Komen® and Bank of America have created and are cross-pr [...] READ MORE

October 01, 2021

I’m inviting you to join the conversation with me, Sandra Steingraber, CoCo Villaluz, and Jayla Burton
Posted on September 30, 2021 By Krystal Redman, Executive Director On Tuesday, October 12th BCAction Program Manager Jayla Burton and I will be in deep conversation with two dynamic activists about our powerful 2021 Think Before You Pink® campaign. And [...] READ MORE

September 26, 2021

Be the first to know about Think Before You Pink®
Posted on September 25, 2021 By Jayla Burton, MPH, Program Manager Next week we will announce our Think Before You Pink® campaign details AHEAD of October 1, on Thursday, September 30 at 12:00 pm PT! We’ll be going live on our Instagram to announce the [...] READ MORE

September 23, 2021

Want to STOP 🚫 pinkwashing this October?
Posted on September 23, 2021 By Krystal Redman, DrPH, Executive Director Are you already feeling the encroachment of pink ribbons, pink products, and pink promotions? There’s no better way to stop pinkwashing this October (aka Breast Cancer Industry M [...] READ MORE

September 16, 2021

This will be the BEST one hour you can spend to disrupt pink ribbon marketing culture
Posted on September 16, 2021 By Krystal Redman, Executive Director Next month will be my first Think Before You Pink® campaign with Breast Cancer Action, and I can’t wait to take part in breast cancer activism alongside you. One of the most exciting wa [...] READ MORE

September 14, 2021

Have you seen our new website?
Posted on September 14, 2021 By Tibby Reas Hinderlie, Communications Manager Have you seen our new and better-than-ever website!? We’ve been revamped, refreshed, and we’re ready to provide you with the unabashed, patient-centered, watchdog take we’re known [...] READ MORE

September 03, 2021

Zoë wants to see you on October 12th!
Posted on September 3, 2021 By Zoë Christopher, Program Officer and Operations Manager The BCAction staff and I are busy planning our virtual fundraiser, Radical Disruption and Compassionate Resistance! We’re feeling the excitement of another October and I [...] READ MORE

September 01, 2021

Strategic planning + industry-changing campaigns = our latest news
By Krystal Redman, Executive Director I am halfway through my first year as Executive Director at BCAction and looking forward to what the future has in store! I want to take a moment to share some updates with you, which includes upcoming work and recent [...] READ MORE

August 26, 2021

Make Some Noise With Us On October 12th!
Posted on August 26, 2021 By Lopa Pal, BCAction Development Manager We want you to join us on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 5:30 pm PDT / 8:30 pm EDT for our virtual fundraiser Radical Disruption and Compassionate Resistance! Save the date! Connect with ot [...] READ MORE

August 19, 2021

Get ready for Think Before You Pink®
Posted on August 19, 2021 By Jayla Burton, Program Manager Breast Cancer Action was the first to call out the deception of pink ribbon marketing and culture through our Think Before You Pink® campaign. Over the years, we have had both grassroots and [...] READ MORE

August 17, 2021

Support our year-round activism!
Posted on August 17, 2021 By Krystal Redman, Executive Director Do you want to join a select group of donors that provides critical and sustained support for our year-round activism? Then join our Susan Stone Circle monthly donors today! Founded by [...] READ MORE

August 04, 2021

Get caught up on our latest actions
Posted on August 4, 2021 By Krystal Redman, DrPH (they/she), Executive Director Activism lies at the core of our work. Below are our three most recent action alerts. They are quick and easy, and most importantly they call for bold, systemic changes to [...] READ MORE

July 20, 2021

We should have access to essential medical supplies
Posted on July 20, 2021 By Tibby Reas Hinderlie, Communications Manager For many people, breast cancer treatment comes with harsh, disabling side effects. Lymphedema is a condition that causes incredibly painful swelling in the arms or legs due to the [...] READ MORE

July 15, 2021

Check out our newly revised free resource
Posted July 15, 2021 By Zoë Christopher, Program Officer & Operations Manager Our latest resource, What You Need to Know About Breast Cancer, provides our unbiased, patient-centered take on the basics of breast cancer, free from industry i [...] READ MORE

July 13, 2021

Prioritizing breast cancer = ending fossil fuels
Posted July 13, 2021 By Jayla Burton, Program Manager In the state of California, one of the largest oil producers in the US, our organization has been a leader in calling for an end to dangerous drilling practices that threaten our health and increase [...] READ MORE

July 02, 2021

Art and Activism Wins!
Posted on July 2, 2021 By Heather Stone, Development and Communications Associate Thank you to everyone who helped make Drawing the Connections a success by bidding, donating, or sharing the art auction with your friends and communities. With your [...] READ MORE

June 25, 2021

Today’s the day
Posted on July 25, 2021 By Heather Stone, Development and Communications Associate Today is the last day of the Drawing the Connections art auction and we're 98% of the way to meeting our fundraising goal. Help us raise the last $300 today! You can h [...] READ MORE

June 23, 2021

Cosmetics contaminated with PFAS
Posted on June 23, 2021 By Tibby Reas Hinderlie, Communications Manager New research finds that PFAS chemicals - which may increase breast cancer risk--are present in most makeup tested, and calls for immediate action! In the past, you’ve joined us in c [...] READ MORE

June 22, 2021

The art auction is heating up
Posted on June 22, 2021 By Lopa Pal, Development Manager Bids are coming in for the Drawing the Connections art auction! What a rush to see the Breast Cancer Action community come together to support these activist-artists and BCAction’s vital work to a [...] READ MORE

June 18, 2021

What a night!
Posted on June 18, 2021 By Lopa Pal, Development Manager The Drawing the Connections art auction is now officially open! Browse this intentionally curated selection of art and start bidding by clicking on any image that calls to you. Last night’s o [...] READ MORE

June 15, 2021

Do you have your tickets yet?
Posted on June 15, 2021 By The Breast Cancer Action Team The opening night virtual gala for Drawing the Connections is just two days away! We're are thrilled about all the breast cancer activists who will be gathering to support our participating ar [...] READ MORE

June 10, 2021

I’ll be a speaker at Drawing the Connections
Posted on June 10, 2021 By Gaye Hyre, BCAction Member My name is Gaye Hyre. I've been a BCAction member since meeting the staff at the U.S. Supreme Court, during arguments in the Myriad Genetics case in 2012. Now I am writing to tell you about the ext [...] READ MORE

June 07, 2021

Tune in to our new podcast
Posted on June 7, 2021 By Jayla Burton, Program Manager Breast cancer is foundationally a social justice issue, and it is also a racial justice issue. When it comes to breast cancer, we are far too familiar with racial disparities in diagnosis [...] READ MORE

June 03, 2021

Join us at DTC to see these and other pieces
Posted on June 3, 2021 By Zoë Christopher, Program Officer and Operations Manager It's right around the corner! I'm really excited about our upcoming gala and art auction, Drawing the Connections. All of the artwork is fantastic and I want to share a few [...] READ MORE

June 02, 2021

Environmental exposures and breast cancer risk
Posted on June 2, 2021 By Jayla Burton, Program Manager With your help we have continued to put pressure on the leading cancer agency, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to revise and clarify the connection between environmental exposures and breast [...] READ MORE

May 28, 2021

Tibby’s picks for Drawing the Connections
Posted on May 28, 2021 By Tibby Reas Hinderlie, Communications Manager Breast Cancer Action’s event Drawing the Connections gala and art auction is coming up, and I wanted to share a few of my favorite pieces with you. Check out my selections below and [...] READ MORE

May 26, 2021

Our newest social media platform is…
Posted on May 26, 2021 By Krystal Redman, Executive Director Breast Cancer Action is now on Instagram and we’re inviting you to be one of our very first followers. Follow us at @bcaction for our latest updates as well as exclusive photos and gr [...] READ MORE

May 21, 2021

You don’t want to miss this – Tickets on sale now!
Posted on May 21, 2021 By Heather Stone, Development Associate When you purchase a ticket for $100 or more for our opening night and virtual gala for Drawing the Connections, you’ll receive an 8x10 print of an original piece of art – and you can choose fro [...] READ MORE

May 18, 2021

Tell NCI we expect more
Posted on May 18, 2021 By Jayla Burton, Program Manager When government agencies and corporate leaders agree to make changes but then only do the bare minimum required of them, sometimes their efforts are the result of a conservative approach or a [...] READ MORE

May 13, 2021

Don’t miss these inspiring conversations, art, and music!
Posted on May 13, 2021 By Lopa Pal, Development Manager I’m thrilled to tell you about two exciting events coming up with Breast Cancer Action. Join us for one or both of them! 17th Annual Billie Gardner Loulan Memorial Benefit Thursday, May 20 5:00 pm [...] READ MORE

May 06, 2021

Radical and compassionate, art fuels culture change
Posted on May 6, 2021 By Krystal Redman, Executive Director Art has always played a central role in activism and culture change. And now, Breast Cancer Action’s first-ever art-focused event, Drawing the Connections, has tickets and sponsorships ava [...] READ MORE

April 29, 2021

We are strong
Posted on April 29, 2021 By Krystal Redman, Executive Director If all goes well, this will be the last email you’ll receive about our Spring fundraising drive. Many supporters have already joined us, but we still have yet to meet our goal, so don’t del [...] READ MORE

April 26, 2021

Science -> Change
Posted on April 26, 2021 By Krystal Redman, Executive Director BCAction’s 2020 Think Before You Pink® campaign changed how the National Cancer Institute (NCI) communicates about breast cancer. This will impact how breast cancer is addressed across the n [...] READ MORE

April 20, 2021

Join this amazing group of artists in support of health justice
Posted April 20, 2021 By Heather Stone, Development and Communications Associate What preparing for our upcoming event, Drawing the Connections, has shown us is that the Breast Cancer Action community is full of powerful artists. From photography to [...] READ MORE

April 16, 2021

Breast cancer is an injustice
Posted April 16, 2021 By Jayla Burton, Program Manager Since day one of the new administration, we have called on President Biden to build an administration that prioritizes breast cancer. That’s because our accountability work is paramount to a [...] READ MORE

April 06, 2021

We’re here through it all
Posted on April 6, 2021 By Zoë Christopher, Program Officer and Operations Manager This year marks my 14th year working at Breast Cancer Action. In all these years, you can bet I've seen a lot of change. Most recently, we've found ourselves leaning [...] READ MORE

April 01, 2021

We connect science and lived experiences
Posted on April 1, 2021 By Krystal Redman, Executive Director It’s been three months since I joined the Breast Cancer Action team, and I can already see the indispensable impact we have on the breast cancer movement. We bring together evidence-based s [...] READ MORE

March 31, 2021

BCAction on KMUD Public Affairs
Posted on March 31, 2021 Breast Cancer Action was interviewed in the March 30th episode of From Beyond the Redwood Curtain, a unique KMUD Public Affairs programming collaboration made possible by a partnership between Biofuelwatch and KMUD Redwood Community [...] READ MORE

March 30, 2021

Our bold call for political change
Posted on March 30, 2021 By Zoë Christopher, Program Officer and Operations Manager I’m proud of the impact Breast Cancer Action has had over the last few months. It's clear that when you join us and we raise our voices together we are powerful enough t [...] READ MORE

March 25, 2021

It’s official. Drawing the Connections is on.
Posted on March 25, 2021 By Lopa Pal, Development Manager The energy and excitement around this event is overwhelming. Thank you to everyone who completed the survey for our upcoming event, Drawing the Connections. I’m happy to announce that opening nig [...] READ MORE

March 19, 2021

BCAction Supports the AAPI Community and Condemns White Supremacy
Posted on March 19, 2021 By The Breast Cancer Action Team Breast Cancer Action stands in solidarity with and alongside Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) and BIPOC individuals, organizers, and community leaders. We refuse to be silent about the rise [...] READ MORE

March 17, 2021

We hold political leaders accountable
Posted on March 17, 2021 By Jayla Burton, Program Manager People living with breast cancer, their caretakers, and breast cancer activists know that breast cancer is political. We’re sending our letter to the Biden-Harris administration, urging them to e [...] READ MORE

March 04, 2021

Calling all artists and art lovers
Posted on March 4, 2021 By Lopa Pal, Development Manager I’m so excited to share with you an idea for an upcoming event and to get your feedback on how we can make it amazing! We are planning a virtual event and online art auction in early June cal [...] READ MORE

March 03, 2021

FDA Commissioner: take action to protect strong leadership
Posted on March 3, 2021 By Krystal Redman, DrPH, Executive Director We have an urgent action request for you: contact your legislators today and let them know you strongly oppose Dr. Janet Woodcock for Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [...] READ MORE

March 01, 2021

Take action: demand strong FDA leadership
Posted on March 1, 2021 By Jayla Burton, Program Manager Since day one of President Joe Biden taking office, we’ve called on him to make sure his administration makes breast cancer a priority. Appointing a strong Food and Drug Administration (FDA) leader w [...] READ MORE

February 19, 2021

Sign the card, get a sticker
Posted on February 19, 2021 By Jayla Burton, Program Officer Let the Biden-Harris team know that ending the breast cancer crisis must be a priority for the administration! Add your name now and we’ll mail you two Breast Cancer Action stickers in appre [...] READ MORE

February 01, 2021

Tell the Biden-Harris administration we need action
By Jayla Burton, Program Officer A new administration doesn’t mean our work is done—it means we work even harder to address and end breast cancer. Over the last few years, it seems like we have seen it all. We've experienced the deprioritization of [...] READ MORE

January 28, 2021

BCAction’s legacy drives our mission forward
Posted on January 28, 2021 By Krystal Redman, DrPH, Executive Director In this email I would like to introduce myself as the new Executive Director of the Breast Cancer Action team. My first day with Breast Cancer Action was Monday, January 4th. Since [...] READ MORE

January 23, 2021

Podcast: This research could change what we know about breast cancer
Posted on January 23, 2021 By Jayla Burton, Program Officer Breast Cancer Action is committed to addressing the root causes of breast cancer and its disparities, from involuntary toxic exposures to the impact of chronic stress as a result of Adverse [...] READ MORE

January 19, 2021

Take care tomorrow
Posted on January 19, 2021 By The Breast Cancer Action Team As the nation braces itself tomorrow for what may take place at the U.S. Capitol and state Capitols throughout the country, the Breast Cancer Action team is sending you a message of care to let [...] READ MORE

January 15, 2021

Looking back and moving forward
Posted on January 15, 2021 By Marj Plumb, DrPH, Interim Executive Director July 2020 to January 2021, and Karuna Jaggar, Former Executive Director, March 2011 to June 2020 2020 was a year that reminded us all why Breast Cancer Action’s uncompromising h [...] READ MORE

January 04, 2021

Welcome our new Executive Director
Posted on January 4, 2021 By Peggy Huston, Chair, Board of Directors Thank you! I’ve always known that Breast Cancer Action’s power lies in our grassroots activism and the support of people like you and today is no exception. Thank you for your overw [...] READ MORE

January 01, 2021

Last Chance
Posted on January 1, 2021 By Lopa Pal, Development Manager Wow. I’m filled with anticipation and gratitude right now. Thanks to supporters like you, we are well on our way to finishing the year strong and being ready for 2021. And you still have a few h [...] READ MORE