Welcome to Breast Cancer Action’s Community Leaders for Change program!
Breast Cancer Action is a national grassroots education and activist organization working to achieve health justice for all women at risk of and living with breast cancer.
We view breast cancer as a social justice issue and a public health crisis. Individual action alone, whether in terms of lifestyle or behavioral choices, is not sufficient to tackle the root causes of the breast cancer epidemic. That’s why, as the watchdog of the breast cancer movement, we educate, organize and take action for systemic change.
We do this work in three key areas: 1) Breast Cancer Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment, 2) Root Causes of Breast Cancer and 3) Pink Ribbon Marketing and Culture.
Please read (or watch!) the following materials to learn more about what we do. Please contact our Campaigns Coordinator Alyssa Figueroa at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
- Watch our 25th anniversary video, “Breast Cancer Action: 25 Years of Putting Women’s Health First:”
- Read our take on the inequities in breast cancer and our commitment to social justice.
Breast Cancer Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment:
- Read our brochure on routine mammography screening: “Should I Get A Mammogram?”
- Read our executive director’s op-ed in the Washington Post: “Stop routine breast-cancer screenings. Science has shown they don’t save lives.”
- Read our executive director’s op-ed in the Huffington Post: “Speeding Ineffective and Unsafe Treatments to Market in the Name of Patients? Not So Fast“
Root Causes of Breast Cancer:
- Read our take on breast cancer and the environment.
- Read our executive director’s op-eds in the EcoWatch:
Pink Ribbon Marketing and Culture:
- Watch Breast Cancer Action on The Daily Show:
- Read our executive director’s op-ed in The Dallas Morning News: “In breast cancer fight, think twice before thinking pink”
- Read our executive director’s op-ed in the Washington Post: “Breast cancer walks are a terrible way to fight breast cancer“