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1 in 8 women today will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and yet 90% of cases are not linked to genetics. That’s why we at BCPP work to eliminate the other known risk factors linked to breast cancer—to save lives and prevent the disease before it starts.

For 30 years, we have been the leading science-based policy and advocacy organization working to eliminate our exposure to toxic chemicals and other environmental exposures linked to breast cancer.

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Our Mission

Breast Cancer Prevention Partners (BCPP) is a national organization working to eliminate toxic chemicals and other environmental exposures that lead to breast cancer.

Our Work

At BCPP, we:

  1. Work with communities most highly impacted by the environmental exposures linked to breast cancer.
  2. Translate science into education and action.
  3. Press businesses to make products safer.
  4. And pass health-protective laws.

BCPP believes all people need access to healthy food; safer, nontoxic products; and protection from exposures linked to breast cancer where they live and work. Together we can prevent breast cancer before it starts. Learn more about our work

Our History

Founded in 1992 by Andrea Ravinett Martin (1947 – 2003), we have grown to become one of the nation’s leading nonprofit organizations dedicated to the public health crisis of breast cancer, with an unwavering focus on prevention.

Working with a wide variety of partners, including people like you, we have made enormous gains, including:

  • Published 33 major studies, including our landmark “State of the Evidence” reports.
  • Worked with legislators to increase the Center for Disease Control’s Environmental Health Budget by 300%.
  • California signed into law a medical radiation bill, sponsored by us. One of 13 bills we’ve signed into law.
  • Campbell’s announced a bisphenol A (BPA) phase-out, one of our major initiatives.
  • Johnson & Johnson committed to Safer Cosmetics worldwide.
  • Walmart and Target adopted Safe Chemicals policies.
  • Since 1995 our climbs have brought over 500 women and men together to climb the highest peaks in support of our organization and our mission.

On March 6, 2017 Breast Cancer Fund (BCF) changed its name to Breast Cancer Prevention Partners (BCPP), a better reflection of who we are and what we do. We adopted a new name and a new look, but our mission and commitment remains the same: to prevent breast cancer through our work with partners like you.

Over the years we’ve been a part of so many important victories with you at our side. Looking ahead our work is more important than ever before. There is so much more to do.

Our Vision

 As a result of our work, we envision a world in which:

  • We live without fear of losing our breasts or our lives as a result of what we’ve eaten, touched or breathed because the environmental causes of breast cancer have been identified and eliminated.
  • Most breast cancer can be prevented, while safe detection and treatment of the disease are the standard and available to all.
  • We have succeeded in informing and mobilizing a public that is unrelenting and holds government and business accountable for contaminating our bodies and our environment.
  • Public policy protects our health and is guided by the principle that credible evidence of harm rather than proof of harm is sufficient to mandate policy changes in the public’s best interest.
  • We have done justice to the women and men whose struggle and dedication inspired our resolve.

Past Leadership

Our Founder Andrea Ravinett Martin

Andrea’s legacy of Breast Cancer Prevention Partners (formerly Breast Cancer Fund), which she founded in 1992, lives on today. Read More

Former CEO Jeanne Rizzo, R.N. 

From 2001 to 2018, Jeanne Rizzo guided Breast Cancer Prevention Partners, formerly Breast Cancer Fund, to adopt its bold mission to prevent breast cancer by eliminating our exposure to toxic chemicals and radiation linked to the disease. Read More

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BCPP: We are Partners

Celebrating 25 years working to prevent breast cancer.

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