2014-06-02 Media Advisory – Breast Cancer Prevention Tour

MEDIA ADVISORY for Immediate Release: June 2, 2014

Contact: Pamela Miller, Executive Director, Alaska Community Action on Toxics 907-222-7714, 907-242-9991, [email protected]

 

National Experts Address Alaskans—on BREAST CANCER PREVENTION

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

 

WHAT: A free public lecture series BREAST CANCER PREVENTION: From the Personal to the Political (Science, Tips, and Action) June 4 in Anchorage and June 5 in Bethel, Fairbanks, and Homer, 2014. The lecture series focuses on the science linking toxic chemicals and breast cancer, environmental risk factors and the precautionary principle, and prioritizing prevention through individual and collective action.

 

Sponsored by Alaska Community Action on Toxics (ACAT) and the Alaska Run for Women, these events feature national experts Karuna Jaggar of Breast Cancer Action, Janet Ackerman of Silent Spring Institute, Connie Engel of the Breast Cancer Fund, and Pamela Miller of Alaska Community Action on Toxics.

 

WHEN & WHERE:

  • ANCHORAGE: Wednesday, June 4, 6:30 pm – Reception, 7:00 pm – Program, at Loussac Library Wilda Marston Theater with Karuna Jaggar of Breast Cancer Action, Janet Ackerman of Silent Spring Institute, Connie Engel of Breast Cancer Fund, and Pamela Miller of Alaska Community Action on Toxics.
  • BETHEL: Thursday, June 5, from Noon to 1:30 pm, light lunch provided, at UAF’s Kuskokwim Campus Room 118, with Connie Engel of the Breast Cancer Fund and Maricarmen Cruz-Guilloty of Alaska Community Action on Toxics.
  • FAIRBANKS: Thursday, June 5, from 6:30 pm – Reception, 7:00 pm – Program in UAF’s Margaret Murie Building Auditorium with Janet Ackerman of Silent Spring Institute and Samarys Sequinot-Medina of Alaska Community Action on Toxics.
  • HOMER: Thursday, June 5, 6:30 pm – Reception, 7:00 pm – Program, at Homer United Methodist Church, 770 East End Road, with Karuna Jaggar of Breast Cancer Action and Pamela Miller of Alaska Community Action on Toxics.

WHO: Bios are available at: https://www.akaction.org/?p=3322#Presenters

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Available for Interviews:

The speakers are available for interviews. Please contact Heather McCausland, 907-222-7714 or 907-355-0446   or [email protected].

 

Also available for interviews:

Pamela K. Miller, Executive Director, Alaska Community Action on Toxics, 907-222-7714 or 907-242-9991, [email protected].

 

Patti Saunders, Development Director, Alaska Community Action on Toxics, 907-222-7714, or [email protected].

 

Maricarmen Cruz Guilloty, Environmental Health and Justice Coordinator, Alaska Community Action on Toxics, 787-934-2733, [email protected].

 

Samarys Seguinot-Medina, Environmental Health Program Director, Alaska Community Action on Toxics, 907-222-7714 or 787-405-6736, [email protected].

 

Alaska Community Action on Toxics (ACAT) is a statewide non-profit public interest environmental health research and advocacy organization dedicated to protecting environmental health and achieving environmental justice. The mission of Alaska Community Action on Toxics is: to assure justice by advocating for environmental and community health. We believe that everyone has a right to clean air, clean water and toxic-free food. We work to stop the production, proliferation, and release of toxic chemicals that may harm human health or the environment.

 

This news release can be found on our website at www.akaction.org/just_the_facts/press_releases.html

 

Breast Cancer Prevention Tour event details can be found at https://www.akaction.org/?p=14.

 

A podcast recording of a teleconference call with the three experts and their presentations is available at

https://www.akaction.org/?p=3322.