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04.16.14

Are lipsticks dangerous? (CNN, 4/4/2014)

Sharima Rasanayagam This article, which was written by Breast Cancer Fund Director of Science Sharima Rasanayagam, appears on CNN.com. Every day millions of women apply lipstick without a second thought. What many don't know is that lipsticks may contain lead,...

04.16.14

Avon finally gives triclosan the boot (The Guardian, 4/1/2014)

Facing pressure from shareholders and consumers who want safer cosmetics, Avon announced it will phase out the toxic chemical triclosan from its beauty and personal care products. While the Breast Cancer Fund and our Campaign for Safe Cosmetics are pleased...

03.28.14

Roundup: Flame retardants under fire

Firefighters and advocates take a stand to give toxics the boot.

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Strong Voices

Our Strong Voices are advocates, donors, survivors and scientists. Some have testified at legislative hearings on behalf of breast cancer prevention, others have been honored as Breast Cancer Fund Heroes and many have participated in our outdoor challenges.

Their voices are critical to our work to prevent breast cancer. So is yours.

  • Joan Blades

    Joan Blades

    Co-founder of MomsRising, Joan helped the Breast Cancer Fund's effort to pass the nation's first federal ban on toxic phthalates in toys.

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  • Mary Brune

    Mary Brune

    Mary Brune was nursing her baby when she saw a news report about breast milk being contaminated with perchlorate.

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  • Kit Crawford

    Kit Crawford

    As owner and co-CEO of Clif Bar & Company, Kit has been an integral part of LUNAFEST and other LUNA efforts that support the Breast Cancer Fund.

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  • Sue Fenzl

    Generally, people have blind faith that we wouldn't be sold products that could harm us - "they're tested, right?”

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  • Janet Gray, Ph.D.

    Janet Gray, Ph.D.

    As author of our 2008 and 2010 State of the Evidence reports, Dr. Gray drives the science behind all our work.

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  • Rosanne Iversen

    Rosanne Iversen

    I realized prevention was more than not smoking, maintaining ideal body weight, eating fruits and vegetables and exercising.

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  • Sarah Janseen, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

    Sarah Janssen

    A physician, scientist, advocate and mother committed to protecting our health and our environment, Dr. Janssen is a 2010 Hero.

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  • Liz Jones

    Liz Jones

    A 13-time Peak Hike participant, Liz is also a powerful advocate for breast cancer prevention.

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  • Jeff Cresswell and Michelle Kalberer

    Jeff Cresswell and Michelle Kalberer

    Co-owners of the stainless steel bottle company Klean Kanteen, Jeff and Michelle were honored with a 2010 Breast Cancer Fund Hero Award.

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  • Annie Leonard

    Annie Leonard

    As the writer and host of The Story of Stuff, Annie has inspired millions to work toward a sustainable future.

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  • Strong Voice and survivor Ann

    Ann Maechtlen

    The doctors told me the radiation treatment for Hodgkin's lymphoma increased my risk of breast cancer. I didn't realize how high.

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  • Linda Morton

    Linda Morton

    Linda Morton joined the Breast Cancer Fund’s Climb Against the Odds in 2005 to honor her close friend Debbie, and has climbed every year since.

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  • Kathi Salley Randall

    Kathi Salley Randall

    Kathi is a neonatal nurse, educator and advocate for cleaning up toxic chemicals in neonatal intensive care units.

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  • Ted Schettler, M.D., M.P.H.

    Ted’s groundbreaking research has revolutionized the way we think about the connection between early-life exposures and later-life disease.

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