Posts with Tag: breast cancer story

Faces of Prevention, Pt. 3: Heather Buren

For years we at BCPP have been exploring the relationship between occupation and breast cancer and we remain focused on building a healthier workplace. Hear from our Face of Prevention Lieutenant Heather Buren, San Francisco Fire Dept., Board member of the United Fire...

Faces of Prevention, Pt. 2: Erica Heywood

At BCPP, we work hard to get toxic chemicals out of your daily products. We publish science reports. We advocate for a healthier world. We pass laws to protect people. We also climb, trek, and hike. All for breast cancer prevention. And today, we’re putting the...

BCPP’s Faces of Prevention Pt. 1: Kimberly Comer Mulqueen

[TW: breast cancer]  Guest Post by BCPP Board Member Kimberly Comer Mulqueen  Imagine a world without breast cancer. One without the aftereffects of mastectomy, lumpectomy, chemo or radiation, or the loss of a loved one. By being an integral member of our BCPP family,...

Meet Amy Ana: Mother, wife, fisherwoman, breast cancer survivor

I’m writing today with the hope that you will join me in the critical movement to prevent breast cancer, which affects even young mothers like myself. It was Friday, March 13, 2020, when I got the call at work. I was just about to open the pharmacy for the day when I...

Honoring BCPP Heroine Mary Ann Castimore

Mary Ann Castimore, Mt. Rainier 2005 “Through BCPP, I have become an advocate, and by climbing mountains I hope to be a positive influence on others facing what I and so many others face when dealing with breast cancer. I stand on a summit with prayer flags in hand to...

Why Prevention is My Priority

Interview with Dr. Sharima Rasanayagam, Ph.D., Mother, Wife, BCPP’s Chief Scientist How Sharima came to BCPP: In 2008, I had a friend I knew through a baby group (our sons were born within a month of each other and our daughters within 3 months). At one of our...

Melissa: My personal breast cancer story

Guest Post by Melissa Gabriel, Wife, Mother, Better Beauty Advocate, Breast Cancer Survivor This Giving Tuesday, join us and honor the many Faces of Prevention. The real people who inspire our daily work to create a toxic-free world. Up first is Melissa, a clean...

Firefighter Anita’s Story: Why I support breast cancer prevention

Guest Post by Anita Paratley, San Francisco Fire Department Battalion Chief I am the San Francisco Fire Department Battalion Chief and a breast cancer survivor. Of Ashkenazi and Sicilian descent, I was raised on the south shore of Long Island and moved to San...

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