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.

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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.

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Mounting scientific evidence demonstrates that Lead poisoning, Endocrine disruptors, Air pollution, and Pesticides are the four types of toxins that contribute to the onset of disease.Why? Look before you LEAP provides environmental health information in a manner that is non-threatening, age-appropriate and fun for children and families alike.

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    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

    Click here for information

  • HBCAC applauds our community’s support during October breast cancer awareness month! …. And We Could Not Continue Our Work Without Our Friends!!

    Heartfelt Thanks to our Dedicated Friends
    Panera Bread and Walk FM Radio … Over Ten years
    Appliance World, Huntington… Over Ten years
    Prime & Bohlsen Restaurant Group …. Over Five years
    Huntington Township Women’s’ Advisory Council …. Over Five years

    Special Thanks to our New Friends
    Women’s Council of North Shore Complex
    Salon 44, Huntington
    The Lockhorns, Hoest Enterprises
    The Courtyard by Marriott, Ronkonkoma
    Spa Sullivan, Huntington
    GEM Magazine

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    Hat’s Off to a Successful Bowling Fundraiser held at AMF Commack Lanes
  • Thinking Pink?? Go Green!!!
    Prevention Is The Cure
    Look Before You L.E.A.P Bilingual Coloring Book
    Click here





The Breast Cancer Biologues


The Breast Biologues is an award-winning, animated video narrated by Peter Coyote that explains how the normal breast develops and how exposure to potential cancer-causing chemicals at specific times during breast development may influence future breast cancer risk. The video is part of an educational toolkit that also includes a narrative comic book. It was developed by the Bay Area Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Center and zero breast cancer, one of four centers in the U.S. tasked with studying environmental causes of breast cancer by focusing on mammary gland development during puberty, a time when the breast may be particularly vulnerable to environmental influences. In 2010, the Centers transitioned to the Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program, a nationwide network of grants jointly funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Cancer Institute.


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Welcome to our First Edition of Environmental S.T.O.R.I.


(Student Translation and Outreach Research Initiative)


This dedicated newsletter provides a platform to highlight the extraordinary accomplishments of our local high school students.




HBCAC Newsletter


Read our quarterly newsletter that has an update on many facets of the breast cancer issues and news


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HBCAC Articles

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  • GEM Magazine article with Karen Miller
    June issue
    By Hillary Call, Contributing Editor GEM Magazine LI
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  • Cape Cod Times
    Silent Spring looks to end dry spell
    by Cynthia McCormick, June 4, 2012

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  • Cure Magazine feature story with
    Karen Joy Miller –

    The Search for Environmental Carcinogens, 3/15/12
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  • Again, we are made aware of the health hazards of endocrine disrupting chemicals. Our choice should NEVER be to replace one bad chemical with another ...
    Let’s continue to work together to remove them from the marketplace.. Click to view  
  • Breast Cancer and The Environment Report Provides RoadMap Toward Prevention
    Tuesday February 12, 2013, HBCAC is pleased to announce the Interagency Breast Cancer and Environmental Research Coordinating Committee (IBCERCC) released report
    Breast Cancer and the Environment:  Prioritizing Prevention.”   Karen Joy Miller has served as a IBCERCC member and contributed to this report. Click here to view report  

    Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition, Inc., Great Neck Breast Cancer Coalition partner with Mount Sinai School of Medicine to address Environmental Risks of Breast Cancer The Breast Cancer Environmental
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  • Congratulations to Six Students Selected for HBCAC’s 2012 Students and Scientists Environmental Research Scholarship Program
    Danielle Ferstler, Collin Francis, Greta Huang, Nikki Rodgers, Victor Tellez, Siraat Zafar
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  • April 21, The Greater Huntington Civic Group recognized Megan Hansen and Josh Solomowitz with a H.O.P.E. Award.
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  • 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
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  • LI students honored for cancer research

    Newsday Features Students and Scientists Environmental Research Program, January 5, 2012. Jan. 5, 2012| See full story

  • Huntington HS Juniors Participate in Cancer Conference
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    Leg. Stern’s legislation prohibits use of thermal receipt paper containing BPA
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  • Suffolk County Again Leads the Nation, Banning BPA from Thermal Receipts
    December 4, 2012
    Legislature passes “SAFER SALES SLIP ACT” … continuing to lead the way in Protecting Public Health
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  • New Report Shows Toxic Chemicals in Back to School Supplies
    | Click here to check out the new report | Clich here to read press Release
  • Dr. Philip Landrigan addresses recent J & J initiative and need for “Toxic Substance Control Act” reform
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  • The New NIEHS Strategic Plan announcement from Linda S. Birnbaum, Ph.D.
    Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and National Toxicology Program
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  • Environmental Health Advocates celebrate historic vote, July 25, 2012
    Safe Chemicals Act Passes Senate Committee
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  • FDA makes it official: BPA can’t be used in baby bottle and cups, Tuesday, 7/17/12
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