HBCAC Mission We are a not-for-profit grassroots organization 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.



Prevention is The Cure mission - INCREASE public awareness of environmental links to disease. GAIN support for the “Precautionary Principle” as it applies to public policy, URGE the    public to demand more funding for environmental health research, and ENCOURAGE a “better safe than sorry” attitude toward personal lifestyle.

Click here to learn more about Prevention is the Cure.


LEAP mission - Patterns of illness in American children have changed dramatically over the last century.

Asthma, learning disabilities, autism, obesity and leukemia are the most common and some of the most feared childhood diseases.


Click here to learn more about L.E.A.P







up an evening with HBCAC!!!

Come spare us your time & join us to
strike up some fun!

Saturday, October 27, 2018 (new date!)

7:00 – 10:00 pm

AMF, 2183 Jericho Tpke, Commack

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Benefitting HBCAC

A HOLE IN ONE! Edge Electronics delivers once again a successful golf event

to benefit Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition

Wednesday, June 16, 2014

Sponsored by Edge Electronics

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up an evening with HBCAC!!!

Come spare us your time & join us to
strike up some fun!

Saturday, October 19th

7:00 – 10:00 pm

AMF,2183 Jericho Tpke, Commack

Click here for information




Thinking Pink?? Go Green!!!
October is breast cancer awareness month.
Help support your local grassroots organizations.

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Panera Breads


October 2012, the annual Pink Ribbon Bagel Campaign, Panera Bread and
media partner WALK 97.5 raised $30,000; beneficiaries, Huntington Breast
Cancer Action Coalition, Inc., Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline
& Support Program and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Breast Cancer Research Program.

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| click here to view Kick Off Breakfast



Appliance World, Huntington

Sincere thanks to Appliance World of Huntington and SMEG USA, Inc.
for recent donation from raffling Pink SMEG Refrigerator.
Congratulations winner, Annie Vinton!

Shown here - Patricia Hehir & Maria Mozer of Appliance World;
Annie Vinton, Winner; Kevin Nathan, Owner of Appliance World;
Sonja Dettori, Smeg USA; Samantha Graham, HBCAC; Nordeen Accardi,
HBCAC Board Member; Francesca Piazza, SMEG USA; April G Hannan HBCAC




Prime Restaurant


EXCEED $70,000.
Special thanks to Huntington's PRIME Restaurant,
Michael and Kurt Bohlsen, Bohlsen Family and Staff

Annual “Think Pink” Campaign Raises $8,000 in October 2012. Menus at Prime, Monsoon,
H2O, Tellers, VERACE and Beachtree benefit coalitions in Huntington, Babylon, West Islip and Islip
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Panera Bakery
On October 1, Power of Pink Day
kicks off a month-long

campaign at 22 Long Island Panera bakery-cafes

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The Women’s Council of North Shore Complex
and Rexer-Parkes in Huntington

hosted an evening of fun, friends, fashion and facts to benefit HBCAC’s Prevention
Is The Cure program on 10/4/12.
View event photos on our FB page
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HBCAC’s Bowling Night Gave a STRIKE Against Breast Cancer

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| Click here to register | Click here for flyer



HBCAC celebrated with GEM Magazine for their First Anniversary
held at Walt Whitman Mall, 10/11/12
HBCAC President Karen Miller was featured in June issue

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Town of Huntington’s 11Th Annual Women’s’ Networking Event
Tues., Oct. 2, 11 am – 3:30 pm
Larkfield Manor, E. Northport
HBCAC will benefit from Cactus Salon’s stylish pink extension fundraiser.
Visit both tables to support breast health awareness | | click here for more



Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program
Extended Environmental Exposures Meeting
Windows of Susceptibility

November 15-16, 2012

Hilton San Francisco Financial District San Francisco, CA
Keynote address by Dr. Linda Birnbaum, Director,
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Registration at www.bcerp.org/2012mtg


Interactive Presentation on Communicating Science
November 13, 2012

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Benefitting HBCAC

A HOLE IN ONE! Edge Electronics delivers once again a successful golf event

to benefit Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Sponsored by Edge Electronics

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Click here to read news article

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Healthy Environments Across Generations Conference

June 7-8, 2012

New York Academy of Medicine, New York City

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The 7th Annual Bag Ladies Benefit

Event Photos | more

Newsday Style Features:
Newsday showcases Bag Ladies Benefit -
“What They’re Wearing” Style Column,
5/21/12. Photo credits Barbara Alper. | more

Now Online See more photos from the Bag Ladies Benefit at newsday.com/style

May 10, 2012,
6-10 pm

Carlyle on the Green, at Bethpage State Park


2012 Honoree
Lisa Kratter


HBCAC’s Students & Scientists Program Coordinator


Click link below to Donate to our Bag Ladies Benefit


Donations Available | Journal Ads available| Sponsorhship Packages Available


For more information click here

Invitation |Reply Card | Directions *featured articles



Monday, May 7, 2012

Mt. Sinai’s Children’s Environmental Health Ctr.

For more information, visit www.MountSinaiGOCluncheon.org

HBCAC in partnership with Leg. Steve Stern,
HHH PTA Council and Mt. Sinai Presents-
Simple Steps: “Protecting Children
from Dangerous Toxins”

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 11:30am
click for more info


Long Island Public Meeting on Fracking

Monday, April 23, 7-9 pm
Manhasset NY
Why Should Long Islanders Be Concerned About Fracking?
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Join HBCAC & PITC at Town of Huntington’s
2012 Family Earth Day Expo

Saturday, April 21, 9:00am to 1:00pm
Location: Rear parking area at Town Hall.


Sponsored by

Supervisor Petrone, Councilman Cuthbertson,

Covanta and Jonathan’s Ristorante of Huntington Village

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April 21, The Greater Huntington Civic Group
recognized Megan Hansen and Josh Solomowitz
with a H.O.P.E. Award.

HOPE stands for Huntington's Organizations, People & Places of Excellence.
Megan & Josh were chosen for their work in the area of cancer research. The
Greater Huntington Civic Group HOPE Award is bestowed upon an individual,
organization or business that has displayed outstanding service to the community
of the Township of Huntington, New York, and/or has, through good works or
endeavors, enhanced the reputation or renown of the Township on a local,
regional, national or international level. They will receive their award along
with five others at the HOPE Award Gala held April 21, 2012.


Josh Solomowitz and Megan Hansen were named recipients of the Greater
Huntington Civic Group Greater H.O.P.E. Award (Huntington's Organizations,
People & Places of Excellence) for outstanding service to their community.
The award recognized the important breast cancer research both Josh and
Megan conducted through HBCAC’s 2011 sponsored internships at the Silent
Spring Institute (Megan) and the Fox Chase Cancer Center (Josh).

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Public Health & the Environment:
The Debate over Hydraulic Fracturing

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 10:30-12:30
CUNY LaGuardia College Little Theatre.

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HBCAC, Suffolk YJCC and Mt. Sinai CEHC present
Simple Steps: Protecting Children from Toxins
Thursday, March 29th at 7:30 pm
Speakers – Dr. Perry Sheffield and Karen Miller
Free to the community
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Huntington Cinema Arts Centre hosts

Women’s International Film Festival

Wednesday, March 28 at 7:30pm


Guests Speakers from HBCAC & Breast Cancer Action

Visit http://www.cinemaartscentre.org/event/pink-ribbons-inc/

click here to view pdf


New York State Breast Cancer Network
and New York State Breast Cancer Support
and Education Network Annual Meetings

Monday, March 19, 2012 beginning at 4:00pm

Crowne Plaza Hotel
40 Lodge Street, Albany, NY 12207

For more information, visit http://www.nysbcsen.org/index.cfm/p/eventInfo/id/66

Congratulations to Three of 2011 Students for Recent Recognition:

On March 5, 2012, Kayla Neville, Commack HS Honored by NY Senators John Flanagan
and Jack Martins for Cancer Research

Senators Flanagan (2nd Senate District) and Martins (7th Senate District) joined together
to recognize High School junior Kayla Neville, and Great Neck South High School senior
John Yang for their efforts to study experimental nanoparticles in an effort to better treat
and diagnose cancer in human. The two students were honored by the full Senate and
presented with New York State Senate Resolutions for recently being recognized nationally
for their joint project and for their dedication in the fight against cancer.
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Tuesday, February 7, 2012, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

in the Media Room of the H. Lee Dennison Building for the Lunch & Learn topic,


Join the Suffolk County Cancer Awareness Task Force

Lunch & Learn Program

Speaker Perry Sheffield, MD, MPH,

Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai

PEHSU (Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit)


Find out why children are at risk

Get an overview of important environmental topics

Learn where to go for more information

Free Look Before You LEAP totes available


Please R.S.V.P. to Michele.Crosby@suffolkcountyny.gov by February 3rd.



LI students honored for cancer research
Newsday Features Students and Scientists Environmental
Research Program, January 5, 2012. Jan. 5, 2012
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2011 Event Invitation and Sponsors


Photo Gallery 2011



Look Before You L.E.A.P Bilingual Coloring Book

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Huntington HS Juniors Participate in Cancer Conference
Huntington High School juniors recently participated in a national conference
in Cincinnati that focused on breast cancer's connection to environmental factors. 
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NIEHS Public Interest Partners
Dec 1st 2011

Washington, DC




NIEHS Director Linda Birnbaum, PhD meets with Public Interests Partners

The NIEHS Public Interest Partners joined in a conversation with NIEHS/NTP Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., and staff Dec. 1 in Friendship Heights, Md. While the meeting featured engaging presentations on nanomaterials research by key NIEHS/NTP
scientists, the gathering also offered Partners an opportunity to shape the afternoon
agenda during an almost three-hour informal lunchtime conversation on a variety of topics…| See full story



Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program
(BCERP) Annual Meeting

Extended Environmental Exposures

Nov. 17-18, 2011 Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Hotel Cincinnati, OH



Students received special recognition for their poster presentations at public session
meeting, shown here with BCERP 2011 Program Chair, Frank Biro,MD
Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH


More info






    Learn ways to Reduce your Impact at Home
    Reduce environmental health hazards in your home, personal care products & children’s toys.

    HBCAC and NYS Pollution Prevention Institute for Eco Hour, had a series of one hour web talks on environmental topics.
    More info.



HBCAC Applauds the Strong Community Partnerships that Helped to Raise Funds During October 2011


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    Chevrolet Car Show and Chevrolet of Smithtown

    North Shore Chevrolet of Smithtown and The Long Island Camaro Club partnered with Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition raising over $9,000! Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition during the month of October. HBCAC sends a heartfelt thanks to the Camaro Club and North Shore Chevrolet of Smithtown for their Oct 16th car show! Pictured - HBCAC board members, Karen Miller and Stephen Matonti with Smithtown’s Chevy General Manager, Peter Kontzamanys.

    Panera Breads and Walk Radio 97.5


    Panera Breads for nearly a decade have contributed to breast cancer organizations on Long Island. Community at work …this year marked 10th Anniversary of Pink Ribbon Bagel raising over $7,500 for HBCAC’s Prevention Is The Cure, along with two local charities - Adelphi BC Support Hotline and Cold Spring Harbor laboratory (representatives from each group shown here receiving donation check).

    Prime Restaurant’s Think Pink

    Restaurant … Our Champions! For many years, the Bohlsen Restaurant Group have helped HBCAC deliver the message about breast health. This October through their annual Think Pink menu at Prime, Tellers, Verace, H2O, and Beach Tree, $15,000 was raised and shared among HBCAC, W. Islip and Islip coalitions. Thank you, Michael and Kurt Bohlsen, Genevieve Sloup of RSVP Events, and all our neighbors who enjoyed the wonderful cuisine!!


    Rotary Club of Huntington 10/25/11 Dinner
    Benefit raises over $2,500
    Huntington Rotary, this year held a dinner October 25th at Mac’s Steakhouse was a huge success! For over 15 years, the Rotarians has provided us with an entrance into the business community, and it has been a close partnership. Kudos to NY Assemblyman Andy Raia, Huntington Council member Susan Berland, Huntington Tax Receiver Ester Bivona and Nancy Armstrong from Suffolk County Legislator John Cooper’s office for taking time out to support the event.


    Check presented to HBCAC.

    Shown here - Michael Williams,
    Rotary President,

    Karen Miller, HBCAC President,
    Tom Finnegan, Rotary member,

    Ester Bivona, and Andrew Raia.

    Joshua Solomowitz was given an opportunity to
    speak about his internship experience at
    Fox Chase Cancer Center.

    Josh shown here with Lisa Kratter,
    Students & Scientists Program Coordinator,

    Tom Finnegan, Karen Miller, and
    Kayla Neville, another student who interned
    at SUNY Stony Brook.



    7th Annual Charity Golf Outing

    June 8, 2011

    Stonebridge Golf Links & Country Club
    Smithtown, NY

    Honoree – Tom Finnegan
    Sponsored by Edge Electronics

    click here for more event information
    click here for Event Photos


Simple Steps to Protecting Our Children

May 17, 2011, 7:00pm

925 Hempstead Turnpike
3rd Floor Conference Room
Franklin Square, NY 11010
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7th Annual Charity Golf Outing
June 8, 2011 | More Info
Honoree – Tom Finnegan Sponsored by Edge Electronics, More info | Event Photos


Simple Steps to
Protecting Our Children

May 17, 2011, 7:00pm | More Info

Mount Sinai Greening
Our Children

Monday, May 9, 2011 | More Info


6TH Annual Bag Ladies Benefit

Thursday, May 5, 2011
Hamlet Country Club, Commack
from 6-10 pm
click for more info