Posted on April 8, 2021

By Jayla Burton, Program Manager

As a Sonoma County area resident and BCAction activist, you are invited to the first virtual Community Cancer Connection Meeting on Wednesday, April 21st at 6:30 PM PST to join in solidarity and share your experiences, strengthen community, and learn more about the impact of toxic exposures that increase breast cancer risks and what you can do about it.

This Community Cancer Connection virtual meeting is part of the GRAton PEsticides (GRAPE) Research Project, of which BCAction is a community partner. This research project aims to investigate potential water and air contamination from agricultural pesticides in the city of Graton in Sonoma County.

Family history accounts for only around 10 percent of breast cancer diagnoses and, as you know, BCAction is committed to reducing our involuntary exposures to toxins in the environment that are linked to breast cancer.

A grape field being sprayed with pesticides with text about the Community Cancer Connection Meeting

What: Community Cancer Connection Meeting
When: Wednesday, April 21st 6:30pm PT
Who: All are welcomed to this event who have experienced living with cancer, caregivers, family members, loved ones impacted, and anyone who wants to learn more.
Register HERE!
This event is co-organized with Sonoma Safe Agriculture Safe Schools (Sonoma SASS), a coalition of community organizations, including BCAction, and individuals paving the way for safer land management policies and practices primarily around our schools and communities. I will be in attendance representing BCAction and facilitating this event, and Dr. Jen Riegle, a Naturopathic Doctor in Sonoma, will join us as a guest speaker to discuss environmental toxins and the impact on our health.
This is a community event to grow connections among those with cancer experiences living in or near Graton, or Sonoma County. Join us for the virtual Community Connection Cancer Circle to get informed and learn how you can take action.

Let us know if you plan to attend and if you want more information about the GRAPE project. See you there!