What Are Defining Moments?

The following are some of Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition's defining moments throughout the years as a grassroots not-for-profit group. These are some of the most significant developments in our history - from political changes in the area of public health to established young adult programs.


WOS Art Contest

The Windows of Susceptibility Project would like to thank the schools, teachers and students who participated in our art contest.


Windows of Susceptibility Project

The Breast Cancer and Environment Research Program (BCERP) includes researchers, community partners (CP), and community outreach translation core members (COTC) who are pursuing novel epidemiological, clinical, and population studies. 


Road Map For Prevention

 is a part of HBCAC’s environmental education program providing stream of current health information to cancer survivors and their families, promoting a dialogue among communities to help reduce toxic exposures while encouraging a new generation of health professionals


Survey Mapping Project

Through a survey questionnaire sent out to over 68,000 households, a Geographic Information System (GIS) was developed to better understand breast cancer patterns...

Students & Scientists Environmental Research Scholarship Program

HBCAC’s Students and Scientists Environmental Research Scholarship Program is a place for discovery, awareness and the exchange of ideas. Enter a bold and exciting new classroom...


Prioritizing Prevention

Researchers have long known that genetic and environmental factors individually contribute and interact with each other to increase breast cancer risk. Studies show that breast cancer rates can vary with changing environmental circumstances...

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No Family History

A raw and rare documentary film focusing on a local woman’s journey after a breast cancer diagnosis recently premiered in Suffolk County during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month...


Look Before You L.E.A.P. Campaign

The Look Before You L.E.A.P.™ project offers environmental health information in a manner that is non-threatening, age-appropriate and fun for children and families alike...

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Long Island Teen Environmental Activists

U.S Representative Steve Israel and Karen Miller, President of the Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition, spoke to teens about environmental hazards and their effects on human health...


toxic baby bottles

The Suffolk County Legislature unanimously approved Legislator Steve Stern’s (D-Huntington) groundbreaking legislation to protect babies and toddlers from ingesting the synthetic estrogen Bisphenol-A (BPA)...

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Safer Sales Slip Act

January 3rd, Suffolk County passed a measure that bans using receipts coated with the chemical Bisphenol A, BPA. The Safer Sales Slip Act is a first in the nation ban...