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Prevention: a Breast Cancer Tour 2014

Posted on May 19, 2014 by Heather

breastcancertour2014BREAST CANCER PREVENTION: From the Personal to the Political (Science, Tips, and Action)

Please join us for a discussion with national experts with a teleconference call on May 28th, and at events in Anchorage on June 4th, and on Thursday, June 5th in Bethel, Fairbanks, and Homer.

The environmental causes of breast cancer and what you can do to protect yourself and the women you love.

A discussion with . . .

Your opportunity to learn about -

  • The science linking toxic chemicals and breast cancer
  • Environmental risk factors and the precautionary principle
  • Prioritizing prevention through individual and collective action

Our goal is to inspire you to make choices that eliminate contaminants linked to cancer from your home and community. We also hope you will join the many breast cancer advocates across the country who are working for public policies that will…reduce the risks of breast cancer.

Questions? Call (907) 222-7714 or email patti@akaction.org.

Presented by Alaska Community Action on ToxicsAlaska Run for Women, and YWCA – Alaska


Tour Events:

Wednesday, May 28, CHE-Alaska teleconference call, Breast Cancer Prevention – Beyond Pink Ribbons

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Join our panel of expert speakers including Connie Engel of the Breast Cancer Fund, Karuna Jaggar of Breast Cancer Action, and Janet Ackerman of Silent Spring Institute, for a discussion of the science linking exposures to toxic chemicals and breast cancer, environmental risk factors and the precautionary principle, and ways to prioritize prevention through individual and collective action. Our goal is to inspire you to make choices that eliminate contaminants linked to cancer from your home and community. We also hope you will join the many breast cancer advocates across the country who are working for public policies that will reduce the risks of breast cancer. Sign Up


Breast Cancer Prevention Tour, June 4-5

Anchorage: Breast Cancer Prevention event on June, 4th, 2014

Wednesday, June 4th, in Anchorage

BREAST CANCER PREVENTION: From the Personal to the Political (Science, Tips, and Action)

Your opportunity to learn about -

  • The science linking toxic chemicals and breast cancer
  • Environmental risk factors and the precautionary principle
  • Prioritizing prevention through individual and collective action

Our goal is to inspire you to make choices that eliminate contaminants linked to cancer from your home and community. We also hope you will join the many breast cancer advocates across the country who are working for public policies that will…reduce the risks of breast cancer.

A discussion with . . .

Questions? Call (907) 222-7714 or email patti@akaction.org.

Presented by Alaska Community Action on ToxicsAlaska Run for Women, and YWCA – Alaska


2014-06-05 Bethel Breast Cancer Prevention FlyerThursday, June 5th, in Bethel With Connie Engel of the Breast Cancer Fund

BREAST CANCER PREVENTION: From the Personal to the Political (Science, Tips, and Action)

A discussion with . . .

Your opportunity to learn about -

  • The science linking toxic chemicals and breast cancer
  • Environmental risk factors and the precautionary principle
  • Prioritizing prevention through individual and collective action

A light lunch is provided. Questions? Call (907) 222-7714 or email maricarmen@akaction.org.

Presented by Alaska Community Action on ToxicsOrutsararmuit Native CouncilKuskokwim Campus, UAFAlaska Run for Women, and YWCA – Alaska


2014-06-05 Homer Breast Cancer Prevention Karuna JaggarThursday, June 5th, in Homer with Karuna Jaggar of Breast Cancer Action

BREAST CANCER PREVENTION: From the Personal to the Political (Science, Tips, and Action)

A discussion with . . .

Your opportunity to learn about -

  • The science linking toxic chemicals and breast cancer
  • Environmental risk factors and the precautionary principle
  • Prioritizing prevention through individual and collective action

Questions? Call (907) 222-7714 or email patti@akaction.org.

Presented by Alaska Community Action on ToxicsCookInlet KeeperAlaska Run for Women, and YWCA – Alaska


2014-06-05 Fairbanks Breast Cancer Prevention Janet AckermanFairbanks, Thursday, June 5th, with Janet Ackerman of Silent Spring Institute.

BREAST CANCER PREVENTION: From the Personal to the Political (Science, Tips, and Action)

A discussion with . . .

Your opportunity to learn about -

  • The science linking toxic chemicals and breast cancer
  • Environmental risk factors and the precautionary principle
  • Prioritizing prevention through individual and collective action

Questions? Call (907) 799-9580 or (907) 222-7714 or email patricelee3294@gmail.com.

Presented by Alaska Community Action on ToxicsCitizens for Clean AirNorthern Alaska Environmental CenterAlaska Run for Women, and YWCA – Alaska


 

Presenters:

Connie Engel, Ph.D., Science & Education Manager, Breast Cancer Fund

The Breast Cancer Fund works to prevent breast cancer by eliminating our exposure to toxic chemicals and radiation linked to the disease. Connie’s work at the Breast Cancer Fund focuses on translating science to policymakers and the public in ways that are clear, relevant and engaging. She has created programs that use cutting edge technology to explore and explain the science and policy around breast cancer and the environment. She earned her Ph.D. in 2010 from Arizona State University’s School of Social Transformation, where she studied the juncture of science and advocacy in the environmental breast cancer movement.

Karuna JaggarExecutive DirectorBreast Cancer Action

Karuna brings a personal commitment to creating health equity and a professional expertise in applied research and policy advocacy to her understanding of the breast cancer epidemic. Recognizing that social injustices and environmental factors put each of us at risk of developing breast cancer, regardless of family medical history, Karuna insists that personal lifestyle choices will not protect us from breast cancer.

As Breast Cancer Action’s executive director, Karuna’s vision for health equity awards every woman affected by breast cancer the power and knowledge to make informed decisions that enable them to take control of their healthcare.  This includes a woman’s right to access affordable treatment options, to create individualized treatment plans that reflect personal values and priorities, and to avoid involuntary exposure to environmental toxins. Karuna is an unapologetic patient advocate for close family members who have undergone treatment for breast cancer.  She is the parent of 2 daughters and aunt to 2 nieces, all under the age of 6.

Janet Ackerman, Staff Scientist, Silent Spring Institute

The Silent Spring Institute is dedicated to innovative science investigating the links between the environment and women’s health, especially breast cancer. Janet Ackerman’s current research focuses on developing high throughput chemical testing methods relevant to breast cancer and identifying the best methods for measuring mammary carcinogens in people’s bodies.  Since joining Silent Spring Institute in 2010, Janet has also contributed to research on the impact of early life exposures on breast development and breast cancer risk, reducing exposures to endocrine disruptors from food packaging, and characterizing groundwater pollution from endocrine disruptors in wastewater.  Her research has been published in Environmental Health PerspectivesScience of the Total Environment, and the Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology.

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