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Review for Breast Cancer Prevention Partners, San Francisco, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I first learned of Breast Cancer Prevention Partners after making a presentation to a group of 200, primarily African-American health care executives about the statistics that tell the story of health disparities - including the statistic that twice as many Black women die in the first five years post breast cancer diagnosis as White women. I drew attention to my personal story as a recent survivor of BC, and how my social determinants of health provided access to extraordinary care, in contrast to those who may lack the access to high quality health care providers, timely treatment, adequate insurance and all of the social supports required to work through difficult treatment. A member of the audience was a Board Member of BCPP, and after interviewing and proper vetting, I was invited to join the board. After spending 35+ years as a Principal at Deloitte, the largest professional services firm in the world where our high achieving people are our strength, I am tremendously impressed with the quality of both the full-time staff and our volunteer scientific panel and Board at BCPP. This group of highly dedicated professional scientists, researchers, writers, policy and governmental experts and leaders, are making a tremendous impact on the science and legal framework for changing the direction of breast cancer from cure of an increasing epidemic, to prevention. BCPP's work to eliminate toxic substances from the environment, everyday products, and the workplace will bend the curve on today's norm of 1 in 8 women being diagnosed with breast cancer and with the health disparities in survival surrounding this disease. This is significant work we should all support, as the toxicants invading our food, water, household products, furniture, protective equipment and cosmetics cause not only breast cancer in women, but other cancers and diseases that impact all of us. BCPP's work improves our environment, the safety of our products, and public health while reducing health disparities. I am proud to work with BCPP, and choose to volunteer my time and my resources to this mighty team.

Role:  Board Member