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Spring 2014 News From HBCAC

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Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition:
Springing Into Action

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Looking Upstream in Cincinnati

HBCAC Helps Secure Ban on Hydrofracking Waste

Advocating for Safety & Compassion

The Best Kind of "Peer-Pressure"

Need a Helping Hand?

The WONDER of It All 
Caring People Making a Difference

HBCAC would like to extend our gratitude to Kelly Paci andMarybeth White, who co-organized a fabulous fundraiser atC WONDER in the Walt Whitman Mall, for the benefit of HBCAC. Over 75 women were invited to this private shopping event and raved about the fantastic crowd and WONDERful shopping. Many thanks again to Kelly and Marybeth and all those who attended, for helping to support their local breast cancer organization!

GOLFING for GOOD!

Join us on Wednesday, July 16th at Stonebridge Country Club in Smithtown for a fabulous Golf Outing to Benefit HBCAC

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HBCAC & GNBCC: "Looking Upstream for Environmental Links to Breast Cancer"

Cincinnati Invites Karen Miller & Laura Weinberg to

Deliver Keynote Speech

Karen and Laura were welcomed as key speakers at the 10th Annual "Looking Upstream for Environmental Links to Breast Cancer" meeting, hosted by UC Cancer Institute, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Community Breast Cancer Advocates. Their presentation "Community Advocacy: Steps Toward Success" outlined the trials, tribulations & challenges of how to become successful community advocates, while highlighting the satisfaction of success, knowing that community work you do truly makes a difference. Many thanks to Dr. Frank M. Biro, MD, Dr. Susan M. Pinney, PhD, and the entire Cincinnati community!

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Healthy "Peer-Pressure"

Huntington High School student Caitlin Knowles promoted health and wellness to over 300 peers and staff at her school by providing important information on potential safety concerns of some personal care products.

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Caitlin Knowles, presenting to peers

SPRING/SUMMER 2014

YOUR SUPPORT Enables Us To Continue Serving!

As a non-profit organization, we rely heavily on support from our community, friends & neighbors. Thanks to the generosity of the Edge Electronics family, HBCAC will once again be the charitable beneficiary of their upcoming golf outing on July 16th. It's organizations like Edge and the hard work and dedication of people like Debbie O'Rourke of the Eventide Group - this year's Honoree -who make all the difference! These fundraising events enable grassroots groups like HBCAC to continue our important work to serve and educate the community about important environmental health issues. Please support HBCAC by attending this wonderful event! Go golfing for a great cause! See the flyer for full details.


HBCAC Helps Secure Ban of Toxic Hydrofracking Waste!

HBCAC testifies before the Suffolk County Legislature

On April 29th, HBCAC President, Karen Miller, gave strong testimony before the Suffolk County Legislature in support of Bill #1117-2014 (authored by William R. Spencer and co-sponsored by Steve Stern and Sarah Anker) which bans the use and sale of hydrofracking waste. Karen testified about the dangers of the chemicals used in, and resulting from, the process of high-volume hydrofracking. 

Citing scientific based evidence, Karen explained that 25% of the 700+ chemicals used in this process are linked to cancer and 37% are endocrine-disrupting chemicals which have been implicated in cancers of the breast, prostate, pituitary, testicle and ovary. We are happy to report that this bill passed unanimously, and we believe Karen's testimony on behalf of HBCAC and the NYS Breast Cancer Network (NYSBCN) played a crucial role in helping get this bill passed! Just another way HBCAC serves to protect our environment, the community and our families...


Strength in Numbers: NYSBCN Advocacy Day

Focus On: Compassionate Care & Hydrofracking Concerns

Celebrating our 16th year, HBCAC joined with the 23 other NYS Breast Cancer Network member organizations for our annual NYSBCN Advocacy Day. Together, we developed and presented the groups' position on 2 important issues. First, the Compassionate Care Act which endorses the legal use of medical marijuana for those who live with daily pain from treatments for a variety of illnesses and diseases such as breast cancer. 

Next, in addition to supporting the ban on the use/sale of hydrofracking waste (see article above), NYSBCN furthered their position against hydrofracking by calling for a statewide ban, until a comprehensive assessment of the process can be completed and its long-term health effects proven safe, according to established scientific standards.

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Huntington High Welcomes One of Their Own

The Best Kind of "Peer-Pressure"

Caitlin Knowles, our 2013 HBCAC Student and Scientist Environmental Research Scholarship Program (SSERSP) Winner, brought her passion to her peers when she engaged over 300 students to discuss the potential harmful health effects associated with personal care products. 

As part of her overall message promoting good health & wellness, Caitlin explained that many products which students use on a daily basis, such as shampoo, lotion or makeup can contain harmful chemicals. She shared information about these chemicals and explained how they affect us, then provided information about how to read labels and spot potentially harmful ingredients before buying. We applaud Caitlin on her desire and dedication to bring this important message to her peers. Read highlights about her presentation in the Huntington Headlines at:

http://hufsd.edu/news/stories/2014/april/03b.html

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Breast Cancer & the Environment
Disease Does Not Discriminate (An NIEHS/NCI program)

Environmental health issues concern people of all ages, race, gender and religions. As such, HBCAC & GNBCC were thrilled to partner with the Icahn School of Medicine at 

niehsnci s14Mount Sinai in collaboration with the Witness Project in Harlem, NY. This 6-part "Advocates Mentoring Advocates" project brought together an enthusiastic and astute group of multi-cultural women to learn about toxic chemicals found in everyday commonly used products, then learn how they can serve as advocates in their own communities to spread the message of public health to family, friends, co-workers and neighbors. We look forward to hearing more about their growth and success in future endeavors!


Welcome Aboard

New Faces at HBCAC

If you haven't had the opportunity to meet our Director of Communications yet you're in for a treat. Melanie Harris joins our organization bringing with her a strong background in anthropology, Asian studies, and a passion for community. Welcome Melanie!


Know Someone Who "Needs a Hand"? Call HBCAC

"Lend a Helping Hand" Continues to Provide Help for Those Fighting Breast Cancer 

HBCAC continues to offer a program of services for Huntington town residents diagnosed with breast cancer. Services we offer through this program include:

* Food and medical transportation assistance
* Support group resources & professional resource guides
* Emergency breast cancer medication & surgical dressings
* Lymphedema compression garments
* Housecleaning services, stress-reduction (massage, yoga, etc)

So if you - or any Huntington resident you know - could use a "helping hand", be sure to contact us today. Call us at: 631-547-1518 or email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Fishful Thinking

One Fish, Two Fish, What's In Your Fish?

One Fish, Two Fish is HBCAC's newest project, focused on collecting, analyzing, and processing information about toxins in fish and the effects they have one people during critical developmental windows, the "Windows of Susceptibility".


 

Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition Inc. (HBCAC, Inc.) is a registered 501(c)3 not-for-profit grass roots organization which was founded in 1992. HBCAC is dedicated to the ultimate eradication of breast cancer through education and awareness. Our mission is to focus on prevention methods while actively helping those who are faced with a positive diagnosis.

 

To find out more or to donate, visit: www.hbcac.org

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Working Our Way Through Winter

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Subject: Winter News from Huntington Breast Cancer
WINTER 2014
Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition:
Working Our Way Through Winter

In This Issue
CW Post and Sustainability

Stony Brook University Graduates & Grassroots

Need a Helping Hand?

Wowing Them in Wisconsin

Looking Good - But at What Price?


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HBCAC President
“Woman of the Year”

We are proud to announce that Karen Joy Miller, Presidentand Founder of Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition (HBCAC) was recently named a “Woman of the Year” by the Town of Huntington Times Beacon.


This honor recognized Karen’s dedication and outstanding service to the community where she began as a grassroots activist in 1976.

A long-time Huntington resident, Karen continues her work through HBCAC and is a well-recognized and highly respected leader in the breast cancer and environmental health movement on Long Island.

Congratulations
and Thank You Karen!


Caitlin Knowles

Caitlin Knowles - One of our 2013 HBCAC SSERP Winners, during her research at NIEHS.

Educate. Advocate. Empower.

Despite the frigid temperatures and mounds of snow, HBCAC has been hard at work! We are pleased to share some news about recent happenings and upcoming events in our continuing effort to serve and educate the public about important environmental health issues-locally, state-wide and nationally!

Sustainability Gains Support at C.W. Post
Successful Presentation Leads to HBCAC Support

On March 3rd, we were pleased to present a workshop at C.W. Post entitled “Creating Healthy & Sustainable Communities” to the students of Professor Scott Carlin’s Sustainable Land Use and Transportation class.

The workshop was not only well received by the students, but HBCAC also received a wonderful letter of support from C.W. Post’s Sustainability Coordinator, William Achnitz, who “...was impressed with the work that HBCAC is doing...” and would “... love to help promote it on our campus sustainability blog...” We thank C.W. Post for their kind comments and offer of support!

http://theliucommpost.com/

Graduates & Grassroots
at Stony Brook University
Training The Next Generation

For the 3rd consecutive year, HBCAC has been invited to team up with Stony Brook University staff to present our “Connection with the Community” Workshop. Working with Drs. Evonne Kaplin-Liss and Aldustus Jordan, HBCAC continued the critically important work of teaching SBU Public Health Graduate students how to successfully connect with the community, engage non-profits and get involved with public health organizations and activities.

It is these students who will become the future advocates for environmental health. We are pleased and proud to help them obtain the knowledge that will lead to successful and meaningful careers in public health!

QUICK LINK: HBCAC Documentary Debuts on NIEHS Website
Check out our PHEP Students & Scientists Video

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Call HBCAC

A Helping Hand for Those Fighting Breast Cancer

As part of our ongoing community service, HBCAC continues to offer a program of services for Huntington town residents diagnosed with breast cancer. Services we offer through this program include:
* Food and medical transportation assistance
* Support group resources & professional resource guides
* Emergency breast cancer medication & surgical dressings
* Lymphedema compression garments

In addition to the important services above, HBCAC’s “Lend a Helping Hand” program can also help ease the day-to-day stress of fighting this disease by arranging helpful services like housecleaning and activities to help you relax and rejuvenate (massage, yoga classes, etc.).

So if you - or any Huntington resident you know - could use a “helping hand”, be sure to contact us today. Call us at: 631-547-1518 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

HBCAC Scholarship Winner Shines at BCERP 2013
Caitlin Knowles Wows Them In Wisconsin

Though the title of her project may sound intimidating, Caitlin Knowles-the 2013 HBCAC Student and Scientist Environmental Research Scholarship Program (SSERSP) Winner-calmly took center stage in November 2013 to present her abstract and projectposter for “The Effect of Prenatal Herbicide Exposure on Mammary Gland Growth, Development, and Lesions in Adult Female Sprague-Dawley Rats”researched under the guidance of world-renowned researcher, Suzanne Fenton, PhD at NIEHS Triangle Research Park, NC.

HBCAC is proud to have yet another SSERSP winner recognized at such an important national conference. Read more about Caitlin and her Huntington Youth Council presentation in our Spring Newsletter!

With Many Thanks
A Fond Farewell...

HBCAC would like to wish a fond farewell to our own Kelsey Domino
- the consummate professional. You will be missed! Best wishes

Looking Good - But at What Price?
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For today’s youth (and those of us who are “young at heart”), the importance of looking good can play a huge role in social circles and self-esteem. But we believe its important to identify the potential health hazards that some personal care products present. At the invitation of Councilwoman Susan Berland, on March 4th, we presented a program entitled “Environmental Awareness: Identifying Endocrine Disruptors in Personal Care Products and the Health Risks They Pose” to the TOH Youth Council.

25 young men and women attended with genuine interest, wishing they had more time to discuss additional toxic chemicals. It was a great experience for all and we look forward to addressing three more high school classes in April!
Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition Inc. (HBCAC, Inc.) is a registered 501(c)3 not-for-profit grass roots organization which was founded in 1992. HBCAC is dedicated to the ultimate eradication of breast cancer through education and awareness. Our mission is to focus on prevention methods while actively helping those who are faced with a positive diagnosis.

To find out more or to donate, visit: www.hbcac.org

 

Eat, Drink and Think Pink 2013

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Six years and $76,000 later the BOHLSEN Restaurant Group and Eat, Drink and Think Pink October is still a triumph!

Last Thursday, owners of Bohlsen Restaurant Group, Michael and Kurt Bohlsen, presented a check in support raised for four of Long Islands finest. Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition along with Babylon, West Islip and Islip received a $6,000 donation as a result of their Eat, Drink & Think Pink month long campaign. This marks a grand total of $76,000 since the event began six years ago.

“We are proud to say, thanks to the patronage of our diners, we continue to host our annual Eat, Drink and Think Pink October. The purpose is to raise funds for local breast cancer coalitions and at the same time raise awareness about breast cancer prevention. The cause is close to our hearts as a family and employer... It also serves our customers well. The work these coalitions do locally is very helpful to those in the communities where we were born, raised, live and work,” says Michael Bohlsen.

For every dish or drink ordered from Prime throughout October, the group donated $1- $2 to benefit the Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition (www.hbcac.org). Each year, chefs from the group’s leading Long Island restaurants create dedicated pink-themed menu items comprised of antioxidants.

"Breast cancer organizations depend on support from the business community. We are very grateful to our friends at PRIME RESTAURANT for their support and long term partnership," HBCAC President, Karen Miller.

The November 14th event took place at Monsoon: Asian Kitchen and Lounge in Babylon Village. HBCAC advocates took part in the evening and were able to enjoy the great food, atmosphere and company.

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