Tag Archives: breast cancer action

The First Ten Years

This is the first of three newsletters we'll be releasing this year to mark Breast Cancer Action's 30th anniversary. In this first edition, we're featuring highlights from our first decade.  Letter from the Executive Director Early Photos First Meeting... Read more
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Conversation With Belle Shayer

Belle Shayer will turn 90 this year; she is the only Breast Cancer Action founder still living. We talked to her recently about how she first got involved with Breast Cancer Action, what the early years were like, and what makes her proudest about the organization she helped... Read more
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While Disease Rampages, Activists Pump Up Firepower

This article about breast cancer activism and activists features Barbara Brenner, Breast Cancer Action's first executive director. It was written by Lisa M. Krieger and published in the San Francisco Examiner on November 3, 1996.  Barbara Brenner died in... Read more
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Selection of Early Photos

Breast Cancer Action Founders (from left): Susan Claymon, unknown, Belle Shayer, Elenore Pred, Linda Reyes.  Early BCAction members with ACT UP activists  Early Rally Demonstration in support of funding for breast cancer and AIDS research Honk... Read more
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First Meeting Flyer

This flyer, produced on a portable typewriter and distributed in the spring of 1990, announces Breast Cancer Action's first meeting, which was held at founder Elenore Pred's house in San Francisco on July 1, 1990.               ... Read more
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Volunteer Spotlight: Dina Balatti

Meet Dina Balatti one of Breast Cancer Action's superstar volunteers. Read more
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Announcement from the Executive Director

by Karuna Jaggar, Executive Director As we turn to a new year and a new decade, it’s a time for reflection. I am deeply grateful for Breast Cancer Action’s fearless and feisty community, and I draw strength in the solidarity of our work together as the cancer... Read more
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Take Our 2019 Member Survey!

It’s your turn!    We reach out to you frequently with important updates and actions. Now we want to hear from you!    We’re developing a new strategic plan for Breast Cancer Action that will build on our current work and shape our direction over... Read more
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