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02.12.15

Lani Luthard, advocate for prevention, dies at age 51

Lani Luthard, mother, wife, daughter, and strong advocate of breast cancer prevention, died on Thurs., Feb. 5 in San Jose, Calif. She was 51. After she was diagnosed at 40 with breast cancer, Lani was told by Stanford doctors that she only had a couple of years to live. She sought to change her life to ... Read more...

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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, a component of rocket fuel. Turning her outrage into activism, she co-founded Making Our Milk Safe (MOMS).  Since that moment in 2005, MOMS has become a unique and powerful force in the environmental health movement: nursing mothers working to reduce children’s exposure to harmful chemicals linked to later-life diseases, including breast cancer. Under Mary’s leadership, MOMS has been an invaluable partner to the Breast Cancer Fund, and both MOMS and Mary were honored in 2009 with a Hero Award.