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Breast Cancer Action

Rating: 5 stars   3 reviews 1,954

Nonprofit Issues:

Health, Cancer, Breast Cancer

Address:

55 New Montgomery St. Ste 323 San Francisco CA 94105 USA

Mission:

Breast Cancer Action's mission is to carry the voices of people affected by breast cancer to inspire and compel the changes necessary to end the epidemic. Through education, outreach, collaboration, community-based organizing, and public policy and media advocacy, we provide clear and accurate information about the disease, its treatments, and its probable causes; advocate for improvement in breast cancer detection, treatment, and access to quality care; and move public policy toward true breast cancer prevention by finding and eradicating the environmental causes of the disease.

Programs:

Breast Cancer Action provides a bi-monthly newsletter, which is sent to over 17,000 nationwide and abroad. We also publish a Spanish-language version of our newsletter, Saber es Poder, which is distributed in the US and in several foreigh countries. We provide free breast cancer information and referrals through our toll-free number and Web site. Programs Include: -Universal Access to Health Care- We are working in collaboration with our allies in California towards legislative policy changes at the state and local levels that will assure that all women with cancer are assured quality care through a state-guaranteed health system. -Think Before You Pink-guides consumers to ask where all the money is going and empowers people to make informed decisions about how and to whom they give in the name of breast cancer. -Answers Wanted, a public education campaign, seeks to redirect the research agenda to focus on outcomes driven by public health needs, including finding answers that would allow doctors to predict the spread of breast cancer, determine whether it will become life threatening, and decide the best course of treatment for each woman.

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Reviews for Breast Cancer Action

Rating: 5 stars  

I first met this unbiased group in 1996 before my daughter's death from metastatic breast cancer. Their staff provided invaluable guidance for the end of life at home and with grace. They take no industry or government money. Challenging "pinkwashing", joining the winning case on gene patenting before the Supreme Court and now initiating "Toxic Time is Up". They are in the forefront of identifying the causes of breast cancer . The new campaign to review the 1974 Toxic Substances Act deserves support and w ill benefit every citizen,

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Help them meet with corporations and business leaders as well as public policy makers. Help them expose exploitation of disease. (example: The NFL has splashed pink every where yet only contributes 8% of money raised to Breast Cancer research according to national press today).

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

Great organization that truly advocates for those affected by breast cancer. I love the "Think Before You Pink" campaign that shows the relationship between drug manufacturers and the focus on treatment of breast cancer instead of its elimination. The newsletters are inspiring and educational, and I know I can trust what I read.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my own increased consciousness of the politics of breast cancer.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

Breast Cancer Action (BCA): www.bcaction.org carries the voices of people affected by breast cancer to inspire and compel the changes necessary to end the breast cancer epidemic. Breast Cancer Action is the only national breast cancer organization that does not accept funding from corporations that profit from or contribute to cancer. BCA advocates for policy changes in three areas: 1. Treatment -- by shifting the balance of power at the FDA away from the pharmaceutical industry and towards the public interest while advocating for more effective and less toxic treatments 2. Environment -- by decreasing involuntary environmental exposures that put people at risk for breast cancer. 3. Inequities -- by creating awareness that it is not just genes, but social injustices - political, economic, and racial inequities - that lead to disparities in breast cancer outcomes. For more information please visit: www.bcaction.org

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

people I've met who got great information from BCA, including family members and friends who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Working with wonderful, dedicated people who are making in a difference and telling the truth about this disease, and the treatment options for people who are diagnosed.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

On top of everything.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-12-01

 
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